Rush-Copley has many high school and college student volunteers. Positions for students are available outside of the Summer Program on a limited basis when openings are available. Applications for these positions are only accepted July through December.
High school students must be at least 16 years old and obtain parental consent to volunteer. Opportunities for high school students include staffing information desks, serving as greeters and escorts, assisting with mail/flower delivery, and working in the gift shop. High school students are not placed in patient care areas.
Summer Volunteer Program
Applications for the Summer Volunteer Program are accepted from March 1st to April 30th. The summer volunteer program is for high school and college students who are only interested in volunteering over the summer break, typically June through the second full week of August. Summer volunteer positions are limited so students are encouraged to apply early.
Participants in the Summer Volunteer Program will have the opportunity to attend programs led by Rush-Copley professionals to learn about various healthcare professions. Summer volunteers who demonstrate exceptional service through consistency in attendance and positively contributing to the patient experience, and who receive a recommendation from their area leader will be offered a shadow experience with one our professionals.
Requirements for the Summer Volunteer Program include:
• Completion of the Summer Volunteer Program Application
• Parental consent for High School Students
• Attendance at the registration & orientation meeting
• Vaccination records showing immunity to MMR, Varicella, and Tdap