Blue J (Youth) Requirements

The application for incoming high school students will open March 16, 2020 for Summer 2020.

Additional Blue J Requirements

All Blue J’s must be 16 by June 1st in order to volunteer for the summer. There are no exceptions to this age limit.

Orientation will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020. Please plan schedules accordingly if you’d like to volunteer. Thank you!

This is the only orientation we will offer for the summer program so please make it a point to attend. Junior volunteers are unable to volunteer without orientation and exceptions will not be made under any circumstances.

Please bring all of these items with you to orientation –

  • Signed contract agreeing to work a minimum of 30-hours for the summer
  • Application must be filled out (online link)
  • Immunization records with proof of two MMR vaccinations, Hepatitis series vaccinations, Varicella verification and TDaP vaccinations
  • Report card with passing grades
  • Two reference letters from non-related adults who know your character
  • Parental consent form for the TB test
  • $12 for membership dues and Polo shirt

Once orientation is complete, all junior volunteers will be assigned two 4-hour shifts per week. Schedules are filled first come, first serve. Blue J’s are not allowed to volunteer after 5pm or on the weekends because our office is not open. Everyone starts in Escort, a.k.a Patient Transport. This is a great opportunity to learn the hospital, meet other like-minded students and to help figure out the different areas available to volunteer. The most popular areas to volunteer are Escort, the Blue Bird Gift Shop, Same Day Surgery, SICU, Emergency Room, SICU/CICU with nursing staff and Labor and Delivery.

Blue J’s are allowed to work in three of our facilities – Methodist Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Methodist Texsan Hospital and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. PLEASE NOTE – We have a lot of requests to assist in the Children’s Hospital. While we appreciate the interest in our little patients, we can not accommodate junior volunteers in this facility.

If you find that you are unable to volunteer as summer approaches, please email the director at We always have a waiting list and will be able to move those eager students into open positions.

All of us are excited that you have elected to join the Blue J Auxiliary! A fun, educational and exciting summer awaits you at our Methodist Hospitals!