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Student Volunteer Programs


High School and College volunteers are an important part of the lifeblood of Baptist Beaumont Hospital. Whether exploring a career in healthcare or fulfilling a desire to help others, the program offers opportunities to learn about hospital services. Student volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 25 hours of service to the hospital through volunteering two hours a week during the school year or four hours a week during the summer program.

Student Volunteer Program at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast TexasWhat is the College Student Program?
The College Student Volunteer Program at Baptist Beaumont Hospital gives college students the opportunity to gain experience in a hospital environment and serve their community. This program places students in various clinical areas within the hospital to assist staff, patients and visitors. Applications for the college student semester program are available in mid-August and mid-January. Applications for the summer program are available in mid-March. Applications can be obtained by calling the Volunteer Services office at (409) 212-5808 or emailing volunteerservices@bhset.net. After your application is submitted you will be scheduled for an interview with the Volunteer  Coordinator. If accepted into the program the volunteers will attend an orientation where program guidelines and required regulatory information, such as health, safety and privacy policies are presented.

What do College Volunteers do?
These students typically work a 2-4 hour shift once a week. Most students volunteer in a Nursing Unit or other clinical support capacity working directly with hospital staff. These volunteers have a high level of clinical environment exposure, moderate patient contact and moderate public contact. The following placements are available to college students:
  • Emergency Services
  • Pediatric Child Life Unit
  • Nursery/NICU
  • Telemetry Nursing Units
  • Oncology Nursing Unit
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing Unit
  • Inpatient Rehab Unit
  • Laboratory Services
  • Pharmacy Placement is available for students who are enrolled in a Pharmacy Tech Trainee program or who are already certified as a Pharmacy Tech
 
What is the High School Volunteer Program?
The High School Volunteer Program at Baptist Beaumont Hospital gives high school students the opportunity to work and learn in a healthcare environment. This program is designed to be both an educational and enriching experience for local students. Benefits to this program include skills training, leadership experience, letters of recommendation, and more.

Student Volunteers at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast TexasWho are High School Volunteers?
High School Volunteers are young adults who are enthusiastic about volunteering their time to the community. Under the direction of hospital staff, High School Volunteers serve in several capacities: providing staffing to both clinical and non-clinical areas, performing clerical support and assisting with special events for the hospital.

Who can become a High School Volunteer?
Any high school student between the ages of 15 and 18 and who meets the application criteria may apply to the High School Volunteer Program.

What do I have to commit?
New Applicants must be available to begin their service with the summer program from June to August. They must also be available at least 6 out of the 9 week program and meet the minimum service hour criteria of 24 hours for the summer program. The number of students accepted into the program will vary each year based on demand. Once on board and having completed the criteria for the summer program, returning high school students may also volunteer their time during the school year and for an additional 24 service hours. High School Volunteers are required to work a 4 hour weekly shift during the summer program and/or a 2 hour weekly shift during the school year.

How to apply
Applications are accepted once a year in the spring for the Summer Intake Period. Applications can be obtained by calling the Volunteer Services office at (409) 212-5808 or emailing volunteerservices@bhset.net. After your application is submitted you will be scheduled for an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator. If accepted into the program the volunteers will attend an orientation where program guidelines and required regulatory information, such as health, safety and privacy policies are presented.