Student Programs 


High school students have many volunteer opportunities at South County Hospital and are an important part of our volunteer team. Whether you're looking to gain experience in healthcare or give back to your community, you'll be performing interesting and meaningful work. We welcome Student Volunteers (age 16 or older) and Junior Volunteers (age 13 or older), and Interns (students who receive course credit) 

Student Volunteers

In order to be a student volunteer at South County Hospital you must complete the following:

  • Attend an informational session, held at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the Potter Conference Center at South County Hospital. Information sessions are not held in January or July.
  • Submit an application with references (a reference must not be from a family member)
  • Interview with the Volunteer Services Department
  • Submit appropriate onboarding documents
  • Complete online orientation
  • Serve a minimum of three to four hours each week for a minimum of six months
  • If you are under age 18, submit a signed permission slip.
  • Adhere to uniform and dress code policy
  • Participate in a criminal background check, if over the age of 18

Junior Volunteers

In order to be a junior volunteer at South County Hospital you must complete the following:

Internships

South County Hospital offers limited internships in patient care and non-patient care areas. Students interested in pursuing an internship must receive course credit through a college, university or technical/training program. Internships typically involve a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week for the course of a semester.

Internship Opportunities


For acceptance into a program, please attend a Volunteer Services Department Information Session, held at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the Potter Conference Center at South County Hospital. Information sessions are not held in January or July. After attending an Information Session, those interested in interning or volunteering should apply online and set up an interview.

Required Internship Specifications

Please send the following to Nadine McCauley at nmccauley@southcountyhealth.org

  • Start and end dates of requested internship
  • Number of weekly hours you can commit
  • Course name and contact person
  • Subject/field of study
  • Overall learning objectives (specify 2)
  • Your resume
  • Number of credits

Once you have been accepted as an intern at South County Health, you must complete the Intern On-boarding Checklist before you begin interning.

If you are looking for hospital-based experience to build your resume or for personal interest, you are welcome to inquire about our volunteering opportunities during your interview. Thank you for your interest in interning at South County Health.