Volunteer opportunities

 

 

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:

 

Hospital Volunteer Programs - Missouri

 

St. Joseph Medical Center

1000 Carondelet Drive, Kansas City, MO 64114

Phone: (816)942-4400

Web:  https://www.stjosephkc.com/About-Us/Volunteers/Volunteer-Application.aspx

Age Requirement: Must be at least 14 years old

Commitment: 2-hour shift per week

 

St. Mary’s Medical Center

201 NE R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Phone: (816)633-5362

Web:  http://www.stmaryskc.com/About-Us/Volunteers/Volunteer-Opportunities.aspx

Age Requirement: Must be at least 16 years old

Commitment: Minimum 6-month commitment, 4-hours per week

 

Children’s Mercy Hospital

2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 

Phone: (816)234-3000

Web:  https://www.childrensmercy.org/help-our-kids/volunteer-at-the-hospital/high-school-student-volunteer/

Age Requirement: Must be at least 16 years old

Commitment: 3-hour shift per week for a total of 50 hours

 

Centerpoint Medical Center

19600 East 39th St S, Independence, MO 64057

Phone: (816)698-7584

Web:  https://centerpointmedical.com/about/volunteer-application.dot

Age Requirement: unknown

Commitment: Minimum of 4 hours per week

 

Lee’s Summit Medical Center

2100 SE Blue Parkway Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Phone: (816)282-5772

Web:  https://leessummitmedicalcenter.com/about/volunteer.dot

Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years old

Commitment: Minimum 6-month commitment

 

North Kansas City Hospital

2800 Clay Edwards Drive North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone: (816)691-1684

Web:  https://www.nkch.org/community/volunteer-info/student-volunteer-form/

Age Requirement: Must be at least 14 years old

Commitment: Minimum 3 months for a total of 30 hours

 

Research Medical Center

2316 E Meyer Blvd Kansas City, MO 64132

Phone: (816)276-4339

Web:  https://researchmedicalcenter.com/about/volunteer.dot

Age Requirement: Must be at least 14 years old

Commitment: Minimum 4 hours per week for 3 months

 

Western Missouri Medical Center

403 Burkarth Road, Warrensburg MO

Phone: (660)747-2500

Web:  https://wmmc.com/volunteer/

Age Requirement: Must be at least 16 years old

Commitment: Minimum of 4 hours per week for 4 months

 

Saint Luke’s Hospital System

Multiple Locations

Web:  https://volunteers.saintlukeskc.org/pages/app:NEWVOLAPP

Age Requirement: 15 and older: Saint Luke's Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital, Saint Luke's Home Care and Hospice

16 and older: Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital   

Commitment: Unknown

 

Truman Medical Center

2301 Holmes Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816)404-1000

Web:  https://trumed.org/youth-volunteer

Age Requirement: Summer session allows students between 14-17 years old

Commitment: Unknown

 

Belton Regional Medical Center

17065 S. 71 Highway, Belton, MO 64012

 (816) 348-1201

Web: www.beltonregionalmedicalcenter.com/about/volunteer.dot

Age requirement:  Summer Volunteer Program at Belton Regional Medical Center is open to students 15 years of age and older.
Commitment:  Applications for the Student Summer Volunteer Program will be accepted April 1st through May 15th.  Training and orientation will take place in May and Student Volunteers will begin their service at Belton Regional Medical Center in June.

 

Job Shadowing Opportunities

 

Children's Mercy Hospital Nursing Shadow program

Must be 18

https://www.childrensmercy.org/Health_Care_Professionals/Nurses/Nursing_Job_Shadow_Program/

Children's Mercy Hospital High School Student Observation day

https://www.childrensmercy.org/Health_Care_Professionals/Education/Fellows,_Residents_and_Students/Graduate_Medical_Education/Visiting_Students,_Residents_and_Fellows/Observerships/

Cass Regional Medical Center Job Shadowing

https://www.cassregional.org/careers/job-shadowing/

 

 

 

 

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