High School Volunteers
Make a difference in the lives of others as you explore possible health care career opportunities. As a High School Volunteer, you are an important part of Tri-City Hospital by volunteering your time and service to patients and their family and friends. To become a High School Volunteer, you must:
- Be a High School student age 15 through 18
- Participation must begin prior to the start of 12th grade
- Attend a scheduled Orientation
- Successfully pass a TB test provided by the hospital at no charge
- Accept the annual flu shot, also provided by the hospital at no charge
- Make a one-year minimum commitment to volunteer at least six hours per month
- Maintain regular good attendance
- Court-ordered community service is not permitted
High School Volunteers make the following financial commitments:
- One-time dues of $10
- Purchase of uniform – $20
Becoming a High School Volunteer
High School Volunteer Orientations are held twice each year, in the spring and fall, through an online application process. The exact opening dates of each application period vary and are announced on the website each year on January 7 and August 7 for Spring and Fall orientations respectively. Please check back on or after these dates for exact application timing.
Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited, and classes usually fill within an hour of the opening of online applications. Use the link below to begin your application. If the link is not accepting applications, either the current Orientation is full, or it is prior to the application date. Please consider the next application period.
High School Volunteer Application
Accepted students must attend an orientation with a parent or legal guardian where they will receive training in hospital procedures, volunteer requirements and be introduced to potential work assignments. Once these requirements are completed, students are assigned to a specific department where they will work directly with Adult Volunteers and hospital staff.
Applicants may come in person on Application day to the Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary Office, 4002 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92056.
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The mission of the Tri-City Auxiliary is to provide excellent care and service to our patients and their families. To meet this mandate our Volunteers must maintain consistent attendance. We recognize that absences occur due to illness, family matters and holidays. However, our program is not able to accommodate extended absences greater than four weeks.
No Summer Employment
Please note that Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary High School Program DOES NOT offer summer, short-term, episodic, hands-on patient care, shadowing, or observation opportunities through the Tri-City Auxiliary High School Volunteer Program.
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