Summer Teen Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 2014 Summer Teen Program is now closed.
​​​​​​​​Please check back in March 2015 for information on applying for the 2015 Summer Teen Program​

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Summer Teen Program is available during the months of June through August for teenagers aged sixteen through eighteen (who have not yet graduated from high school). Teenagers build leadership, teamwork and customer service skills and gain valuable exposure to the environment of healthcare in a nationally recognized medical center.

Summer Teens greet and direct visitors, transport patients, deliver specimens to the lab and flowers to patients, and assist staff with special projects. Due to the critical healthcare environment at UWMC, candidates for this program must be mature, rel​iable, self-directed, motivated, and able to work independently. They must also demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills and be comfortable working with a diverse patient population.

2015​ UWMC Summer Teen Program Deadlines



  • Minimum age requirement: 16 at date of application.​
  • Commitment: 30 hours overall, with a minimum of 4 hours per week and a maximum of 12 hours per week.
  • There can be no break in service longer than two weeks.
  • Pass Washington State Background Check provided by UWMC.
  • Purchase and wear volunteer uniform polo shirt or jacket, and follow UWMC dress code (PDF).
  • Follow and abide by UWMC's Service Culture Guidelines (PDF).
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

How to Get Started

Complete and submit Volunteer Application Packet which must include the following seven items:

  1. Summer Teen Volunteer Application (PDF).
  2. Personal Statement (PDF) about why you would like to volunteer at UWMC.
  3. Immunization History and Employee Health form (PDF). Please note that only this completed form is required as part as your application; do not include your medical records.
  4. UWMC Criminal History form (PDF).
  5. ​Letter of Recommendation​
  6. Requirements:
    • ​​Written within the last year
    • Dated and signed.
    Preferred but not required:
    • ​​On letterhead
    • Written specifically for our program​​​
    Who may write your letter of recommendation?
    • ​​​​Teacher/Professor
    • Neighbor or adult family friend (not a peer)
    • Coach or group leader (i.e. from an organization such as Boy Scouts).
    • Church leader
    • Who may not write your letter of recommendation?
    • Relative
    • Peer
    Do ​not submit the letter separately from your application; do not seal it in a separate envelope. See Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
  7. ​​​​Photo Release Agreement (PDF).
  8. Employee Health Center Care Agreement (PDF).
  9. ​Mail or turn in your completed packet with all seven items to:

    Volunteer Services
    University of Washington Medical Center
    1959 NE Pacific Street
    Box 356144
    Seattle, WA 98195-6144
    Please note that space is limited! Application does not guarantee placement in the program.

Returning 2014​ Summer Teen Volunteers

Please submit this form. This is the only form required for returning 2014​ Summer Teen volunteers​.​​