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Volunteering

Summer Student Volunteer Program

Thank you for inquiring about the UConn Health Summer Student Volunteer Program. This program is designed to provide brief experiences for students who have a specific interest in health careers while providing useful services to UConn Health staff and patients.

This program is scheduled to open on February 1, 2015 to students who are at least 15 years of age by March 1, 2015. Volunteers should be willing to commit to a minimum of 40 hours during the two months of service. Openings are very limited. Your Unpaid Experience Request Form must be received by February 20, 2015 in order to be considered as a candidate for the program.

All necessary forms will be sent to you from UConn Health's Volunteer Services Department to ensure that you get the most recent version of all forms. If you apply before the application process opens on February 1, 2015, your Unpaid Experience Request Form will be denied and you will be asked to reapply after the process begins. Out-of-date forms will not be processed.

All interviews will be held during the month of April. If you have volunteered previously at UConn Health, you will be given special preference. Only those candidates who are interviewed and later pass a health screening will be invited to attend an orientation in June of 2015.

Steps to Become a Summer Student Volunteer:

  1. Complete and submit the Unpaid Experience Request Form to Human Resources if you are 15 years of age by March 1, 2015 (follow instructions on the form to submit).
  2. Expect an email from Volunteer Services, which will include an Application Form, a Parental Consent Form, and a School Referral Form. Mail the first two documents to the address at the bottom of the application. Your school referral form should be mailed from your school.
  3. A member of the Volunteer Services Department will contact you to set up an appointment for an interview.
  4. During your interview you will receive information about the health screening process. If you are under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to your health screening or you will not be seen.
  5. Attend an orientation program which you will be invited to attend after you pass your health screening.
  6. Obtain a picture identification badge from the Police Department after completion of all other requirements, and wear it every time you volunteer.

Reminders:

If your application is received between February 1 and February 20, 2015, you will be called to schedule an interview with a staff member from Volunteer Services.

During the interview, volunteer opportunities, the health screening process and the orientation will be discussed. You must have blood work done before your health screening. After you clear your health screening, you will be invited to a Volunteer Services Orientation.

If you have any questions, please call Lisa at 860-679-2381 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Thank you for considering UConn Health for your volunteer service. Your willingness to share your skills, your efforts and your valuable time is greatly appreciated by staff and patients at UConn Health.