Now Accepting Applications for Summer Teen Volunteers!
Apply for the teen volunteer program for the chance to work in a professional environment and learn about the health care industry.
Students will volunteer one, four-hour shift per day, Monday – Friday during their session(s).
Existing volunteers shall have first preference for sessions and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Three summer sessions:
- Session 1: June 19 – July 16
- Session 2: July 17 – August 6
- Session 3: August 7 – August 27
* Weekend shifts will run the entire length of the summer (June 19 – August 27). Volunteers will be assigned to one or two weekend shifts per week for the entire summer.
To sign up for an interview, call 208.625.4645. Interviews will be conducted at the beginning of May.
(Please note that 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.