The College Student Volunteer Program at Regional Medical Center at Memphis provides local college students the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a hospital environment while making an impact on their community. The students in the College Volunteer Program work in clinical and non-clinical roles available throughout the hospital. The impact made by college student volunteers leaves a positive impression on the staff, visitors and patients.
The program begins at the beginning of each fall/spring semester where the hospital welcomes students from a number of universities and colleges. This semester-long program places students in various units within Regional Medical Center at Memphis to support staff, patients and visitors. Undergraduate and Graduate students are welcome to apply and the volunteer opportunities change from semester to semester. In the past volunteers have been assigned to the following areas: Emergency Department, Pastoral Care, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Print Shop, Radiology, and Trauma.
College Student Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 48 volunteer hours per semester (minimum of 3 hours per week), with a requested regular schedule each month. College student volunteers are also asked to commit to a minimum of an entire fall semester from September through December and/or spring semester from February through May (actual dates will vary per year).
College Student Volunteers must be 18 years of age, and currently enrolled in a college or university. Volunteers of Regional Medical Center at Memphis must have good interpersonal skills, exemplify a positive demeanor, are service oriented and support the vision and mission of Regional Medical Center at Memphis. As with all volunteer opportunities here at Regional Medical Center at Memphis, after all application materials are completed and submitted, each applicant must be interviewed, pass a background check, complete an annual tuberculosis screening and immunization review, attend a Volunteer Orientation and complete departmental orientation to be better acclimated to the assigned area.
College Student Volunteer applications are available online starting August 1st (Fall) and December 1st (Spring) each year, or the next business day of the week. If you are interested in becoming a College Student Volunteer, complete the online College Student Application, which can be found at: www.the-med.org/ways-to-give/volunteering/apply-to-volunteer. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 545-7247.
Fall Application Available: August 1st
Fall Application Deadline: September 1st
Fall Interviews: First week in September
Fall Orientation: Second Tuesday in September
Spring Application Available: December 1st
Spring Application Deadline: January 4th
Spring Interviews: First and second week in January
Spring Orientation: Third Tuesday in January