What is the minimum age to volunteer? The minimum age to volunteer is 18. However, for the Summer Junior Volunteer Program, the minimum age is 14.
Where can I volunteer? You can volunteer at our hospitals and community health centers, we have a place for you!
What is the process? Complete an online application, submit required vaccination records, undergo a criminal background check, attend a volunteer orientation and schedule an in-person interview with a volunteer manager.
What vaccinations are required? • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) for individuals born after 1957• Varicella (Chicken Pox) • Pertussis
I don’t have those vaccinations. What do I do? Check with your healthcare provider or use these community resources to get the needed vaccines.
How long does the application process take? Approximately 2-3 weeks from the date an online application and proof of vaccination is submitted.
Will I be able to “shadow” a physician? No. Volunteers do not provide clinical care for patients.
Is there a uniform? Yes, volunteers must purchase a vest or shirt. The cost is $15.
Will volunteering lead to eventual employment? Volunteering provides great experience, but is completely separate from Harris Health System’s human resources function.
May I volunteer to complete court ordered community service?No. At this time, we do not provide opportunities for court-ordered service.
I have a group that would like to volunteer for a special occasion. Who do I need to speak with?Please contact Jennifer Buck at 713-873-3305.