Junior Volunteer Program

We aren't recruiting any new high school students for the 2021 Junior Volunteer Program. Due to COVID-19, the program is suspended. We may make changes to the program at any time. 

The Junior Volunteer Program is co-sponsored by the Department of Volunteer Services and the UVA Hospital Auxiliary, which offers a scholarship program.

You can apply for either the Summer Program or the Academic Year Program.

Summer Program

In this popular program, youth provide valuable service throughout the Medical Center while gaining experience and self-confidence. 

  • Who Can Volunteer? High school youth ages 14-18
  • Required Service: Minimum one full weekday over the course of the 8-week program
  • Vacations: 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, you 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.

Reference Forms

Junior Volunteer Applicants: If you've been selected to move on with the application process, you'll need to have two references complete the online reference form before your scheduled interview.


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Academic Year Program

We aren't bringing on any new Junior Volunteers for this academic year. Please check back for future updates.

  • Who Can Volunteer? High school youth ages 14-18
  • Required Service: At least once a week during the academic year (Sept–May) for 2-4 hours
  • When to Apply: June 1-30

Interviews usually take place in July. All onboarding requirements (including training) must be completed before school begins.

Volunteer Opportunities

Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop Retail Associate 

Volunteers greet customers, use the point-of-sale system to ring sales, stock shelves, price merchandise, take phone orders, perform general cleaning/dusting and make special order deliveries to patients.

  • Location: University Hospital Lobby
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 – 4 p.m.

Hospital Auxiliary Hospitality House Assistant 

Volunteers provide administrative support by answering the phone, making reservations, registering and orienting guests to the facility, and providing friendly support to the guests to make their stay away from home comfortable.  Guest may be outpatients or family members of inpatients.

  • Location: 205 14th Street
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Malcolm Cole Child Care Assistant 

Volunteers assist staff in the classroom to provide childcare that facilitates developmental learning in children ages 6 months – 5 years old. Volunteers interact, play and participate in activities with children.

  • Location: 830 Estes Street 
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 4 – 6 p.m.