Volunteering in health-related settings is extremely important in being recognized as a competitive applicant for health professions programs such as medical, dental school, nursing programs, allied health, etc. It is hard to convince an admissions committee that you are serious about a career in the health care field if you have not volunteered your time on a regular basis.
Here is a list of hospitals and other community organizations looking for youth volunteers.
St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Mary’s Medical Center (Blue Springs)
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Centerpoint Medical Center (Independence)
Lee’s Summit Medical Center
North Kansas City Hospital
Research Medical Center
Western Missouri Medical Center (Warrensburg, Missouri)
Saint Luke’s Hospital System
University Health (formerly Truman Medical Center)
Belton Regional Medical Center (Belton, Missouri)
Job Shadowing Programs
Children's Mercy Hospital Nursing Shadow program