Apply for the teen volunteer program for the chance to work in a professional environment and learn about the health care industry.
Students volunteer every day of the week during one of three summer sessions and students can indicate their availability within the application.
Summer sessions are:
- June 18 – July 15 (orientation is June 15)
- July 16 – August 5 (orientation is July 13)
- August 6 – August 26 (orientation is August 3)
Interviews will be conducted in April and May. Applications will be accepted at the time of interview.
Founded in 1980, Kootenai Health’s teen volunteer program is made up of select teens, ages 14 to 18, who provide many different services to hospital patients, their family members and staff.
Our application process is competitive; teens are chosen based on their commitment to excellence, customer service skills, and their enthusiasm for the volunteer program. Space is limited to 100 teens in the summer, and 30 teens during the school year.
The director of Kootenai Health’s Volunteer Services provides guidance and leadership to the teens as well as their appointed teen advisory council. The teen advisory council provides leadership and offers assistance with fundraisers, scholarships and disciplinary management.
The annual Kim Svee Memorial Teen Volunteer Scholarship program is open to Kootenai Health teen volunteers who have a minimum of 200 volunteer hours at Kootenai and who plan to continue their education beyond high school. This scholarship was named to honor Kim Svee, a former volunteer. Each year, the teens contribute to the scholarship fund by conducting fundraising activities.
For more information contact volunteer services at (208) 625-4645.