Junior Volunteers

The summer 2016 Junior Volunteer Program is closed. Please check back for information about our 2017 program.

Sentara recognizes the importance of volunteering for the professional and social development of youth.  We believe the time and dedication of our junior volunteers provides teens with invaluable experience and the promotes Sentara mission. Detailed information is highlighted in the new junior volunteer packet.

Who can participate in the junior volunteer program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital?

Junior volunteers are between 14-18 years old and enrolled in high school. All applicants must be at least 14 years old and rising into the ninth grade to be eligible for the program. 

Returning Junior Volunteers

If you completed the 2015 Junior Volunteer Program and wish to volunteer with us this summer, please complete and submit the returning junior volunteer packet by April 15. You do not need to complete another application.

What is required?

The first step is to complete a junior volunteer application. All applications must be received by April 15. The volunteer office will confirm receipt of all application by April 18. This is a competitive program. Interested individuals will interview for this program on Saturday, April 23. 
All volunteers accepted into the program will be provided more information regarding occupational health requirements, online education and orientation.


The junior volunteer program will run from June 27 - Aug. 26. Volunteers are guaranteed one scheduled four- or eight-hour shift per week. The volunteer is committed to work his or her scheduled shift for at least seven of the nine weeks.

Assignments and Service

Junior volunteers provide an invaluable service to the hospital while gaining experience in a professional setting. Junior volunteers are placed in a variety of areas throughout the hospital, including: lobbies, nursing units, surgery departments, office and outpatient areas. 

Junior volunteer will be assigned one shift a week. The shifts are only available from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays. 

Rewards of Volunteerism

  • Personal development
  • Contributing to the community
  • Learning to work with peers and adults
  • Gain experience in health care
  • Earning volunteer hours necessary for colleges and scholarships

Ready to apply?

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