Lexington Summer Teen Program

Note: Due to COVID-19, the teen volunteer program is currently suspended. Information will be updated as available on when the program will resume. Thank you for your interest. Check back soon for 2021 dates.

Welcome to the Lexington Summer Teen Program. If you are a returning applicant please view the Returning Summer Teen Applicants page for more information on how to submit your application. If you are a first time applicant, please read below for details about the program and application process. 

Thank you for your interest in our 2020 Summer Teen Program. For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at 859.313.1290.

First Time Summer Teen Progam Applicants

Are you interested in participating in our Summer Teen Program 2020? If so, please read all the information carefully. The last day for submitting applications is June 5, 2020. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement to be a teen volunteer?
You must be 14 years old at the start of your selected session.

How is the program set up?
Our 2020 summer program is broken into 4 sessions:

  • Session #1:  June 15 – June 26, Monday - Friday
  • Session #2:  June 29 – July 10, Monday - Friday
  • Session #3:  July 13 – July 24, Monday - Friday
  • Session #4:  July 27 – August 7, Monday - Friday

You may pick to enter any or all of these sessions. Our daily volunteer shifts are:

6 - 9 a.m.; 9 a.m. - noon; noon - 3 p.m.; 3 - 6 p.m.

There are three hospitals and you have the opportunity to select the hospital for which you would like to volunteer:

  • Saint Joseph Hospital – Off of Harrodsburg Road (One Saint Joseph Drive )
  • Saint Joseph East – Off of Richmond Road (150 North Eagle Creek Drive )
  • Saint Joseph Jessamine  Bypass in Nicholasville

More than 2 days absent from a session will dismiss you from the entire summer program. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for reasons such as a family death, bereavement or serious illness.

What can a teen volunteer do at the hospital?

There are several assignments from which to choose.

As you read the assignment descriptions, please pay special attention to locations of those assignments and the minimum age requirements for each assignment (at the bottom of the assignment page).   Later, we will ask you for your assignment preferences and we make every effort to place you accordingly.

Once you have been given your assignments, you will volunteer every weekday in those assignments for the entire session.

Ok…I found some assignments that are interesting to me, and I think I would like to apply for the Summer Teen program.  Now what?

Fill the application out completely, paying close attention to the instructions at the beginning of each section. We will begin corresponding with you by email providing you with further instructions, updates, etc.

For returning applicants, please click on the “Returning Applicant” link in the left hand column directly under "Summer Teen Program".

Is there an orientation I have to attend?

Yes. As soon as you submit your application, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the online orientation. Please complete the online orientation prior to your interview.

On your first day of volunteering, the department to which you are assigned will orient you to their area.

Is everyone who applies accepted to the program, or is there an interview process?

Space is limited and placements will be made on a first come, first served basis. An interview is required. At the interview we will determine your assignments and finish up some paperwork. Then you will receive your volunteer badge and shirt.

Once you have completed your online orientation, please call to set the date for your interview. Teen Summer Program Interviews will start May 8 and continue until July 17. Just remember, placements are made on a first come, first serve basis. Interviews can be scheduled for Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The last day of interviews for Session #1 will be June 5
The last day of interviews for Session #2 will be June 19
The last day of interviews for Session #3 will be July 2
The last day of interviews for Session #4 will be July 17

For questions or additional information, please contact Volunteer Services at 859.313.1290. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.