Our Blue J Program for Summer
2013 is currently full. Please
apply for Summer 2014 on
February 1, 2014. Thank you.
Please fill out the online application beginning on February 1, 2013 for Summer 2013.
If after you submit an application and later find that you are unable to volunteer this summer, please call our office at 575-4519 to withdraw your application. We will have quite a long waiting list and want to allow everyone the opportunity to volunteer if they can.
Additional Blue J (Youth aged 14-18) Requirements
Orientation for all Junior Volunteers will be held on JUNE 7, 2013 from 9am to 12pm. 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.
The Director will contact all prospective volunteers by email the last week of March to set up interviews. Please gather the information below and bring with you to your appointment -
Signed contract agreeing to work a minimum of 30-hours
Application (online link)
Immunization records with proof of two MMR’s
Report card with passing grades
Two reference letters from non-related adults who know your character
Parental consent form for the TB test
One-page essay “Why I want to volunteer at the Methodist Hospitals and what I hope to gain.”
$12 for membership dues and Polo shirt
Once orientation is complete, all junior volunteers will be assigned two 4-hour shifts per week. Everyone starts in Escort a.k.a Patient Transport. This 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. 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 Hospital.
We always celebrate our Blue J's throughout the summer! Stay tuned for upcoming events. Our end of summer bash is a lot of fun for the volunteers and their families. Once a venue is selected and the date set, we will notify you of this momentous occasion!
All of us are excited that you have elected to join the Blue J Auxiliary! A fun, educational and exciting summer awaits you at Methodist Hospital!