Sentara Leigh Hospital has a robust year-round Junior Volunteer Program. Junior Volunteers must be at least 14 years old on or before June 1st and complete the 8th grade by the end of June, with a “C” or better average.
The Junior Volunteer program has similar processes and requirements as the Adult Volunteer program. Applicants must comply with the requirements listed below.
In-person interview with volunteer coordinator (a parent or responsible party must accompany the prospective volunteer)
Copy of most recent grades
Attend a one-time orientation session
Return all required paperwork (application, information sheet, etc.)
Provide a health reference letter from your physician (form provided)
Two (2) tuberculosis skin tests, performed 10 days apart by the Sentara Occupational Health Department*
Proof of an annual flu shot (Junior to provide proof from physician or pharmacy)
Purchase a volunteer uniform (cost $15 each)
Annual training (e.g. confidentiality agreement)
Agree to volunteer at least 4 ½ hours, one day per week on a scheduled basis, two (2) days maximum
*All required health tests are free-of-charge to the prospective volunteer.
A downloadable application is available but must be completed by the prospective Junior Volunteer and signed by a parent/guardian. The application must be faxed to the Volunteer Office at (757) 261-5690, mailed or delivered in person. If you would prefer to receive an application via the mail, simply contact our office at (757) 261-6940.
Summer Junior ProgramSentara Leigh Hospital offers a structured summer junior volunteer program that aims to offer young adults an opportunity to volunteer in a hospital setting and learn about the healthcare environment from staff and other volunteers. There are a wide variety of volunteer positions available. The summer program is separate than the year-round junior volunteer program and has specific sessions. Learn More.