Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick • Somerset

Teen Volunteers

Volunteer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Teen Volunteers

Our Volunteen program offers teens interested in serving their community with the opportunity to participate in a structured volunteer program.  The patients of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset are always our number one priority and our volunteer program is designed to enhance their experience here. Volunteen opportunities at the hospital are available weekday evenings and various times on weekends. Volunteens serve throughout the organization greeting, directing and escorting visitors, visiting patients on nursing floors, assisting in the gift shop and discharging patients. The program requirements allow adequate time for orientation, training and instilling the value and meaning of volunteerism.

Teen volunteer requirements are:

  • Students must be at least 15 and entering the 10th grade
  • Students must live in Somerset County
  • A weekly commitment of 2 - 4 hours of service, for one full year and a minimum of 100 hours,  regardless of lesser requirements from schools or churches. Follow-up paperwork, letters of completion, reports of hours or references will be sent only after these minimum requirements have been met.
  • Personal Interview with the director of Volunteer Services
  • Attendance at orientation class (education)  before beginning service
  • Medical clearance signed by personal physician
  • Tuberculosis screening (two step process) performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset at no charge
  • Flu Shot (during designated flu season)
  • Purchase of Volunteer golf shirt for $10. The dress code also requires khaki slacks or skirts.
Please be aware that we do not offer internships or shadowing opportunities.

To receive an application, interested teens must call the Volunteer Services Department at 908-685-2952 during business hours to speak with a staff member.  During this phone conversation, the interested volunteer will be asked some preliminary questions about their interests and availability.  As such, we are unable to send applications at a parent’s request.