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.
Kootenai Health’s Volunteer Services Coordinator and Manager 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.
We are currently recruiting students our 2022 Summer Sessions.
At this time, we have positions open in the evenings and weekends and then during the summer we have the following sessions available:
- Session 1 (June 13th – July 8th)
- Session 2 (July 8th – July 29th
- Session 3 (July 29th – August 26)
Alternatively, if you wish to volunteer all summer long and would like a weekend shift:
- Saturdays (9am-1pm) or (1-5pm)
- Sundays (9am-1pm) or (1-5pm)
For more information contact volunteer services at (208) 625-4645.