WFBH Wilkes Summer VolunTeen Program Applicant
Thank you for your interest in our 2020 WFBH Wilkes Medical Center Summer VolunTeen Program! The
Summer VolunTeen Program is designated for students ages 14-18 (applicant must be 14 years old by June 1,
2020 and not graduating this school year). It is essential that you pay close attention to the
information provided to you and that you are aware of the 5pm, Friday, March 6, 2020 deadline
by which ALL of the application packet information must be submitted to Wilkes Patient & Family
Relations. In order to ensure the quality of the Program, there are limited spaces available. Late or
incomplete packets will not be considered.
Attendance to the VolunTeen Orientation is mandatory. The Orientation will be held on
Wednesday, June 17
from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. There will not be a makeup session.
The 6-week Summer VolunTeen Program will run from Monday, June 29
- Friday, August 7
VolunTeen will be required to volunteer 2 assigned afternoons each week. The assigned Monday –
Thursday volunteer days will remain the same each week from 12:30pm – 5:30pm. Each VolunTeen must
dedicate 60 volunteer hours in order to complete the requirements for the Program and participate in the
Program the following summer (if applicable). Sub days will be available with prior approval from the
VolunTeen Coordinator. Volunteering more than the required 60 hours will not be allowed due to scheduling
and staff constraints.
The Summer VolunTeen Program’s primary goal is to teach the Medical Center’s core values and provide
experiences that foster inner growth, maturity and strengthen a service-oriented mind. VolunTeens are not
allowed to administer any type of clinical care. The VolunTeen duties will help to enhance the patient and
family centered care provided each day. VolunTeen duties are customer service driven and will
involve various departmental tasks as well as performing administrative duties. Each task is
performed in the Medical Center setting, providing a wonderful opportunity for students to learn and explore
healthcare careers while helping our patients and guests have a positive experience during their visit. While
educational opportunities will be provided, this Program is not a shadowing/observation experience.
A complete application packet contains: An online Application submitted by the deadline and a
complete Application Packet that must be mailed to or dropped off in Wilkes Patient & Family
Relations no later than 5pm on March 6, 2020. All documents in the application packet must be
submitted together and filled out completely/correctly for further consideration for the Program. If an
incomplete packet is received, it will not be considered eligible for review.
The completed application packets will be reviewed by the Selection Committee to determine which students
will be invited to participate in the Program. All applicants will be informed of their status by May 1, 2020.
The selected participants will be required to attend a group Information Session with a parent/guardian in
May to learn more about the Program and to ensure that each student/parent/guardian knows the
expectations of the Program. After the Information Session, the participants will be required to take
a copy of their immunization record to Wilkes Medical Center to receive a free Tuberculosis (TB)
blood test before the designated deadline. A free criminal background check will be performed
also. There will be no exceptions to the application deadline and the Program requirements.
Kayla M. Absher
Patient & Family Relations Manager/VolunTeen Coordinator