Junior Volunteer Requirements

  1. Students who are selected to participate must visit Employee Health for required Tuberculosis screenings in the spring during a designated time.  In addition, documentation is required of 2 MMR vaccines and 2 varicella vaccines or date the teen contracted Chicken Pox. A Tdap vaccine will be required if documentation of tetanus is more than 2 years old.
  2. All selected Junior Volunteers, returning and new, must attend a Mandatory Orientation in June on the first day of the 8-week program. If you are unable to attend this mandatory meeting we will be unable to offer you a position as a Junior Volunteer this summer.
  3. JVs volunteer at least one full weekday over the course of the eight-week program.
  4. We allow a maximum of 2 weeks (during the 8-week program) for vacation and summer camp. The weeks do not have to be consecutive.  However, JVs must volunteer at least 6 weeks in order to be considered for the program. Vacation time must be submitted by the first day of the program.

In appreciation of your service, JVs who complete the summer program along with their families will be invited to a party in August. Certificates of achievement and awards for cumulative hours of service will be presented.

The Junior Volunteer Program is co-sponsored by the Department of Volunteer Services and the UVA Hospital Auxiliary. Each year, the Auxiliary offers the Pat and Frank Dawson Scholarship to a former Junior Volunteer who has been accepted into a post-high school health care training program. Applications for the Dawson Scholarship are available through the Volunteer Office and are due on May 1st.