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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Summer Youth Volunteer Program 2017

We are pleased to invite students aged 14 to 18 to participate in VA’s Summer Youth Volunteer Program. The SYVP is designed to create volunteer and learning opportunities for younger volunteers who intend to serve 50-100 hours between June 2017 and August 2017, introducing them to VA health care and our mission serving Veterans.

Important Notes

  • Youth volunteers cannot have VA computer access
  • Youth assignments are meant to be contributory, supplementary and age-appropriate.
  • Children of VA employees cannot be placed in their parent’s work area.
  • We have a zero tolerance behavioral policy.

Deadlines & Dates

Charleston and Myrtle Beach

Applications Due
May 19

Selections Made
May 31

Youth Orientation - June 9, 2016, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Held at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and at the Myrtle Beach Outpatient clinic. Orientation covers topics such as privacy, safety, dress code, infection control and more. Refreshments will be provided.

Start Date
June 12

Last Day
August 4

Youth Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Lunch - August 11

Hinesville & Savannah

Applications Due
May 19

Selections Made
May 27

Youth Orientation - June 5, 2017 - Hinesville at 10 a.m. & Savannah at 2 p.m.
Orientation covers topics such as privacy, safety, dress code, infection control and more.

Start Date
June 8

Last Day
July 24

Youth Volunteer Appreciation Pizza Lunch - July 31

Student Instructions

  • Deadline is MAY 19, 2017, to submit volunteer application (click here) by fax at 843-789-6132 or email to VHACHAVAVS@va.gov. You must also submit the essay and TB form as noted below (Note: you can attach a scanned copy to an email but must be signed – see next bullet).
  • Volunteer applications for students under age 18 must include parent/guardian signature on second page, as well as student signature on first and second page. Parent of students must also sign authorization for TB testing – please include this form (click here) with your application package.
  • ON A SEPARATE PAGE, or in the body of the email if attaching a scanned application to an email, include 1-2 paragraphs explaining why you want to volunteer at VA.
  • On the application, there is space for three assignment choices – please pick your top three assignment choices from the planned assignments here.
  • While we will make every effort to give you your choice of assignment, we may be unable to accommodate.