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. Applicants will then have an opportunity to attend an optional Program Director (PD) Meet & Greet, in order to learn more about specific units of their interest. Prospective volunteers do not have to complete any applications prior to the information sessions.
Sign-ups will take place on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 from 8 am - 5pm on Sign-Up Sunday. Due to the high level of interest in this program, each applicant will be randomly assigned to an appointment time 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).