- Time Commitment – Most volunteers are scheduled for 3-4 hours per week, but scheduling is flexible based on individual needs. Adult Volunteers generally work four hours a week during morning, afternoon, evening or weekend shifts. We ask a three-hour commitment once a week (Monday –Friday, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm only) from Junior Volunteers. Volunteers are needed for morning, afternoon, and evening shifts seven days per week. Junior volunteers are assigned weekday hours for their 30 weeks of service. Applications for adults are accepted year round. Application sessions and orientations are done on a monthly basis. Junior volunteers are accepted year round for a 30-week commitment.
- Orientation and Training – All volunteers must attend the Volunteer Services’ orientation program before beginning their assignments.
- Mantoux Tests – NJ State regulations require that all new volunteers have a two-step Mantoux tuberculin skin test before they are assigned to a volunteer position in the medical center. You may have this test done by your own healthcare provider or you may have it done through the Employee Health department of RBMC. The Mantoux test and test readings are offered at no cost to the volunteer.
- Medical Clearance – is required for all Adult volunteers; all junior volunteers must provide an immunization record.
- Personal reference – Two personal references are required (No Relatives)
- Background Checks – Are done on all adult volunteers prior to the start day.
- Dress Code – Volunteer uniforms are provided by the medical center for use while you are volunteering with us. A $15.00 payment (for Juniors) and $30.00 (for Adults) deposit is required for the jacket/shirt.
- Benefits – Volunteers are provided with a meal allowance (up to $5.00); free parking while volunteering; and annual free screening for tuberculosis and flu shot.
- Must be between the ages of 16 – 18 and in High School
- Must have attended the Junior Volunteer orientation.
- Complete an application (please note Junior Volunteer application is available online)
- Have your school guidance counselor fill out and return the guidance recommendation form.
- Must provide an immunization record.
- A three-hour commitment once a week (Monday –Friday 4:00 pm-7:00 pm only).
- A 60-hour minimum is mandatory in order to receive any kind of signed documentation affirming volunteer hours. There will be no signed documentation of any kind prior to the 60 hour commitment (Including National Honor Society or community services hours for school).
- Junior volunteers are accepted year round for a 30-week commitment.
- Volunteers should consider other activities before committing to the volunteer program, because Students absent more than three times consecutively will be dismissed from the program.
Due to the high volume of students in the program, Volunteer Services cannot accommodate changes to the schedule or department.
Who Should Apply – Students who are able to commit to the service requirements; interested in serving their community, and interested in learning more about the medical field.
Who Should Not Apply – Students who are under the age of 16 or cannot commit to the 60 hour minimum or the weekly 4-7 pm time schedule. Students looking to volunteer for less than 60 hours.