During the school year, we accept applications from teens who:
- volunteered in one of our Summer Teen Programs and wish to volunteer after school or on weekends and holidays.
- are enrolled in the EBCE program, Community Service class or other school program that allows the student to leave during the school day to complete service.
- are Home-schooled students.
If you need a just a few service hours, please click on "Casual Community Service" in the left hand column and consider completing a few craft projects to meet those hours.
Service by Teens
Did you know?
- Some schools offer academic credit for volunteer work through "Service Learning?"
- Colleges are looking for well-rounded students...those who have participated in extra-curricular activities, and community service?
- Volunteering can enhance your resume'? Your volunteer work will demonstrate that you have practical skills, can function in a work environment and that you care about your community.
Our teen volunteer program is offered to students ages 14 - 18. This is a great place for a teen to "try out" a possible career choice.
Summer Teen Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering during the summer, you are highly encouraged to to contact the Volunteer Office in late April/early May. Volunteering starts in the first or second week of June depending on the local school schedules.
Community Service Students
If you are enrolled in a Community Service class at your school, you may choose Saint Joseph as one of your placement sites. See your Community Service Coordinator for more information.
If you are considering an EBCE placement please consult your high school EBCE instructor first. After you and your instructor have decided on a placement at Saint Joseph Hospital or Saint Joseph East, your instructor will give you instructions for how to proceed with the application process
Your Goals as an EBCE Student:
- Learn about careers of interest to the student through hands-on experience
- Develop respect for yourself as well as others
- Improve your ability to think independently
- Practice problem-solving strategies
- Become active learners and cultivate a thirst for life-long learning
- Increase awareness of technology and its place in the workplace
- Develop ability to interact positively with adults
- Increase awareness of each person's contribution to society
- Improve communication and team-building skills
To help you reach these goals, we will provide you with a COMBINATION of shadowing opportunities and well as volunteer duties. The shadowing opportunities give you the chance to OBSERVE, while the volunteer duties give you EXPERIENCE.