The Student Program is an excellent stepping stone for high school students to explore the myriad of opportunities in the healthcare field and to gain valuable life skills. The minimum age required is 15 years.
Students are welcome to apply during one of our recruitment periods. For summer placements, applications can be submitted from the beginning of March to the end of April. For Fall/Winter placements, applications can be submitted mid July/August. Applications will only be processed on line during our recruitment periods. A minimum commitment of 60 hours of volunteering, one shift per week, must be fulfilled prior to providing documentation of hours.
The following steps must occur before becoming a Trillium Health Partners volunteer:
- Attend a one hour information session
- Attend an interview with a youth coordinator
Upon acceptance as a volunteer you will be required to:
- Attend a two hour orientation session
- Submit two reference forms
- Complete the Health Surveillance Clearance Form
Since many youth positions involve contact with people (staff, family, patients etc.,) excellent customer service and communications skills are a must. Taking initiative, being compassionate and exhibiting professionalism are also very valuable assets.