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Junior Volunteers: Lending a Helping Hand

The junior volunteer program at Simi Valley Hospital is open to anyone who is between the ages of 14 and 18 and attends high school. Volunteering is great way to meet new people, research a future career in the healthcare or medical field and bring personal satisfaction by helping others in need.

Junior Volunteer Duties

Our junior volunteers help out in a variety of ways, including:

  • Delivering flowers to patients
  • Entertaining children by reading books to them
  • Passing out evening snacks
  • Helping discharge ambulatory patients in wheelchairs
  • Running errands.

Junior volunteers must commit to four hours of service per week in the summer months and two hours per week during the school term. Junior volunteers are assigned shifts upon completion of their training. Volunteer hours are accommodated around school, religious and family activities, as best as possible.

Junior Volunteer Perks

Junior volunteers receive a variety of benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Eligibility for a scholarship for junior volunteers who are high school seniors and are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.
  • Invitation to the annual junior volunteer recognition and awards reception.
  • School credit (depending on your high school and its requirements).
  • A free meal each day with every four hours donated.

Becoming a Junior Volunteer

An interview and reference checks are part of the junior volunteer enrollment process. In addition, prospective volunteers must have a parent approval form signed by their parent or guardian.

For a junior volunteer application or for more information on becoming a junior volunteer, please call the Department of Volunteer Services at (805) 955-6952 or e-mail the director, Dottie Curameng.