Great River Junior Volunteen Program Combines Volunteering and Education

Great River Health’ summer Junior Volunteen program for youth 14 (by June 1) to 18 years old is scheduled from Monday, June 13 to Friday, Aug. 5. The eight-week program provides opportunities to explore health care careers, gain work experience and fulfill volunteer requirements for school and service projects.

Positions for Junior Volunteens are available at the hospital and Great River Klein Center. Teens will be scheduled to work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week, and they must be present seven of the eight weeks. Besides volunteering, participants may attend weekly educational sessions about clinical and nonclinical departments and jobs.

Teens must complete an application to be considered. Other requirements include:

  • Attendance at the orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, June 9
  • Background check
  • Group interview
  • Minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Pledge of confidentiality
  • TB test and health assessment
  • Written references

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 1. Applications are available at For more information, please call Volunteer Services at (319) 768-3340.