Information Sessions and sign-up sunday

Prospective volunteers must attend one of four mandatory information sessions, where they will learn about the program and we will explain how to apply to receive a sign-up time. Prospective volunteers do not have to complete any applications prior to the information sessions.

  • Monday, August 29, 7:00-8:00PM  in Newcomb Ballroom
  • Tuesday, August 30, 5:30-6:30PM in Newcomb Theater
  • Wednesday, August 31, 7:00-8:00PM in Newcomb Ballroom
  • Thursday, September 1, 7:00-8:00PM in Newcomb Ballroom

Sign-ups will take place on Sunday, September 4, 2016 from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Sign-Up Sunday. Due to the high level of interest in this program, sign-up times are staggered and each applicant will be randomly assigned to a time slot after attending an info session AND completing the application. In order to sign up for a shift, you must attend Sign-Up Sunday at your designated time, no exceptions.


Application process and placement

After attending an info session, prospective volunteers will be asked to complete an online application. This application includes a quiz to help match students with the areas of the health system where they will be most comfortable. In order to have the best possible volunteer experience, it is important that applicants take this quiz seriously. Students will be assigned a nucleotide base after taking this quiz that will guide which units you can sign-up for.

Students may sign-up for any unit that fits their schedule and nucleotide base. However to find a unit that is the right fit you should speak to the program directors of each unit to learn more. It is important to note that even when your designated base allows you to sign-up for a unit, you still might determine that you would have a better volunteer experience somewhere else.

Those students who are flexible with regards to their unit and shift time are usually able to find a spot, and those who can’t may sign-up as a volunteer who needs placement. These students will be matched up with volunteer positions as they open up throughout the year. In the past, we’ve been able to place most students on the list (exceptions mainly being people with extremely limited schedules).