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 and Methodist Texsan 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 Christi.Bond@MHSHealth.com. 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!