Summer Teen Program

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Teen Volunteer Program.

The 2017 Summer Teen Program is now closed​​​

The ​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 dire​ct visitors, transport patients, deliver specimens to the lab and flowers and mail to patients,​ support the Information Desk, and assist staff with special projects. Due to the critical healthcare environment at UWMC, cand​idates 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 population.

2017 UWMC Summer Teen Program Deadlines​​

Please check our website in March 2018 for information about the 2018 Summer Teen Program

There are a limited number of positions available; an application does not guarantee placement in the program.

Please Note: If you are 18 years old and graduating high school in June, you can apply as an adult volunteer after graduation.

Returning Summer Teen Volunteers

Please submit ​this form. This is the only form required for returning 2017​​ Summer Teen Volunteers​.​​​​​​​​​ This form is due by Friday, March 31st. No late applications will be accepted.


  • ​Minimum age requirement: 16 at the time of application. No exceptions.
  • Commitment: Must be available to attend required interviews, orientations, and trainings in May and June. Minimum total of 30 hours of service completed during summer months (July/August). Minimum of 4 hours of service per week, with a maximum of 12 hours per week.
  • No break in service longer than two weeks during the duration of the program. No exceptions. Please do not apply if you know you will be gone for longer than two weeks this summer.
  • Complete 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).

How to Get Started

Complete and submit Volunteer Application Packet which must include the following six 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). Complete and provide this form only as a required part of your application; do not include your medical records.
  4. UWMC Criminal History form (PDF).
  5. ​​​​Photo Release Agreement (PDF).
  6. Summer Teen Volunteer Program Reference Form​ (PDF).
  7.    Who may complete this form?
    • ​​​​​​Teacher/Professor
    • Supervisor/Boss
    • Neighbor or adult family friend (not a peer)
    • Coach or group leader (i.e. from an organization such as Boy Scouts).
    • Church leader / Community leader

    Who may not complete this form?
    • Relative
    • Peer / Friend

    ​Mail or turn in your completed packet with all six items to:
    Volunteer Services
    University of Washington Medical Center
    1959 NE Pacific Street
    Box 356144
    Seattle, WA 98195-6144

    Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

    Please note that space is limited! Application does not guarantee placement in the program.​​​
    If mailing your application please note that UW mail (delivery of USPS, UPS and FedEx mail) is SLOW! If you are mailing your application in close to the deadline we recommend dropping it off in person.