Agnesian HealthCare offers a dedicated summer program for teens to volunteer during the non-school months. Volunteering is a great way to experience giving of your time, gifts and talents - the true gift of helping others. Other great benefits of volunteering are developing skills and gaining experience for future job opportunities, building community awareness and meeting new people to open yourself to giving back to your local community. Many colleges look for community involvement on their applications today. It is also a great feeling knowing you made a difference in someone's day!
The information below outlines the student summer program guidelines, requirements and expectations for this year.
Who should consider being a summer volunteer?
- College students
- Former/returning student volunteers
- High school students 15 years of age by June 1
What is involved with being a summer volunteer?
- Assignment specific training
- Following Agnesian HealthCare Associate Health requirements
- Orientation to Agnesian HealthCare
- Working collaboratively with peers and those in authority
What can I expect as a summer volunteer?
When it comes to volunteering, it’s not like school: instead of having choices made for you, you get to pick. You can choose what really interests you and what’s most deserving of your time. We offer a variety of assignments, from direct patient interaction, to behind-the-scenes work. There is a lot to be done to make any health care facility run smoothly.
- Delivering food trays
- Filing/paper packet assembly projects
- Greeting guests
- Provider and/or patient interactions
- Transporting patients in wheelchairs
What are the summer volunteer requirements?
Our summer program is runs 11 weeks beginning June 11, and runs until the end of August. We ask that all volunteers are here one to two days per week.
Shift times will vary depending on location placement and assignment:
What are the benefits of volunteering?
Each time a volunteer provides service on the campus, they are able to receive $1 per day discount at the Ripon Medical Center Journeys Commons, Creekside Café, Café Coffee or Waupun Memorial Cafeteria during their shift. Other benefits include:
- Experience personal growth
- Most colleges prefer applicants with community service experience
- Professional experience in the healthcare industry
- Strengthen your community, by giving back locally
- Volunteers gain a sense of self-worth
Where can I volunteer?
Agnesian HealthCare offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout all of the ministries. Some of the opportunities in the hospital programs include greeters, wheelchair transporters, gift shop, clerical assistance, customer service and a variety of other opportunities depending on department needs. Services are provided on the hospital campuses and Agnesian HealthCare off-site areas as well, see list:
- Adult Day Services
- Health Plaza Buildings A & B
- Hospice Home of Hope
- Ripon Medical Center
- St. Agnes Hospital
- St. Francis Home
- Treffert Center
- Waupun Memorial Hospital
How do I become a summer student volunteer?
Becoming a volunteer is really quite simple, but of course there are some guidelines we must follow to protect the health of the patients we serve. All new volunteers must interview with a coordinator, meet current vaccination requirements, and consent to a criminal background check - if over 18.
New Student Volunteers
- Apply online
- Attend interview session (dates will be emailed after online application is completed)
- Letter of reference (second letter may be required for specific area assigned)
- Complete health forms and requirements
- RSVP to save a seat at an orientation session
- Attend mandatory orientation/training session
Returning Student Volunteers
If you are a returning student volunteer, please follow the steps below:
- E-MAIL: AGN-Volunteer@ssmhealth.com
- SUBJECT LINE: RETURNING STUDENT
- BODY: your name, phone number
- You will receive a response with further information.
Orientation & Training Information
Attendance at orientation is mandatory for both new and returning students. Preregistration is required for one of the sessions listed below:
- Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 5 to 8 p.m., Plaza Level Conference Center, St. Agnes Hospital
- Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Plaza Level Conference Center, St. Agnes Hospital
Students will receive additional service specific training with staff and/or volunteer mentor upon starting.