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 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, reliable, 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.
2014 UWMC Summer Teen Program Deadlines
We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Teen Program! The application deadline is Thursday, April 17. No exceptions.
- 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:
Volunteer Application (PDF).
Personal Statement (PDF) about why you would like to volunteer at UWMC.
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.
UWMC Criminal History form (PDF).
- Letter of Recommendation
Preferred but not required:
- Written within the last year
- Dated and signed.
Who may write your letter of recommendation?
- On letterhead
- Written specifically for our program
- Neighbor or adult family friend (not a peer)
- Coach or group leader (i.e. from an organization such as Boy Scouts).
- Church leaderWho may not write your letter of recommendation?
submit the letter separately from your application; do
seal it in a separate envelope. See
Frequently Asked Questions
for more details.
Photo Release Agreement (PDF).
Employee Health Center Care Agreement (PDF).
Mail or turn in your completed packet with all seven items to:
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-6144Please note that space is limited!
Application does not guarantee placement in the program.
Returning 2013 Summer Teen Volunteers
this form. This is the only form required for returning 2013 Summer Teen volunteers.