Summer Teen Program

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

The 2018 UWMC Summer Teen Volunteer Program is Now OPEN For Applications!

The Summer Teen Volunteer Program takes place 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 and mail to patients, support the Information Desk, 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 population.

2018 UWMC Summer Teen Program Deadlines

Application deadline for the 2018 UWMC Summer Teen Volunteer Program is Friday, April 6th at 4:00pm at UWMC Volunteer Services, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Room NN-303, Seattle, WA 98195.

To be considered, all applications must be complete, the applicant must meet the age requirements,and the application must be received by the deadline. Late, or incomplete, applications will not be considered.

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 at the Volunteer Services office. We are located in the main UW Medical Center, Room NN-303 on the main 3rd floor directly across from the Pacific Elevators. Office hours are 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday. All applications must be received by 4pm on April 6th.

There are a limited number of positions available; an application does not guarantee placement in the program. We usually get 4 times as many applications than available placements.

High School Seniors 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 Summer Teen Volunteers to be considered for the 2018 program. This form is due by Friday, April 6th. 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
  • A minimum of 6 weeks participation is required within the 8 week run of the program
  • 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 Pass Washington State Background Check (provided by UWMC if accepted)
  • 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)
  • Ability to work independently with confidence
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent critical thinking skills and emotional intelligence

How to Apply

Print, complete and submit Volunteer Application Packet with completed Reference Form (reference forms cannot be mailed, scanned. or emailed separately):

  • Summer Teen Volunteer Application (PDF)
    • Immunizations outlined on form are required prior to application, no exceptions. If accepted TB testing will be provided.
    • Please only fill out the immunization form provided, do not include medical records with your application.
  • Summer Teen Volunteer Program Reference Form (PDF)
  • Who may complete this form?
    • Teacher/Counselor
    • 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
  • Please remember that reference forms must be turned in with the application. They should not be copied, faxed, emailed, or mailed separately. All forms must include original signature.

Mail or turn in your completed packet with required paperwork 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 in lieu of using these services. Volunteer Services, NN-303, Main Medical Center.