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Application Process/Requirements

Before you apply to become a volunteer, please familiarize yourself with the application process.

Volunteers are required:

  • To be at least 18 years of age. For ages 14-17, please visit our Summer Junior Volunteer Program.
  • To commit to at least six months of service. Some volunteer positions require additional time commitments and training. Your volunteer coordinator will have more information on these assignments.
  • As part of our application process, we require documentation of the following vaccinations: (Note: virtual volunteers will not need to upload vaccination requirements at this time, but will be required to update when onsite volunteering resumes)
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) for volunteers born after 1957 - two doses or laboratory evidence of immunity are required.
    • Varicella (chicken pox)- two doses, laboratory evidence of immunity, or medical diagnosis of history of varicella disease are required
    • Pertussis - one dose is required.
    • Tuberculosis test - negative test result or negative chest x-ray is required annually. TB tests are provided free of charge through Harris Health's Occupational Health Services.
    • Influenza - one dose is required annually September - March. Occupational Health Services provides flu shots free of charge during the flu season. 
  • To pass a criminal background check conducted free of charge through Volunteer Services.

Application Process:
Step 1: Complete the appropriate application and submit to the Volunteer Services Department. Call the Volunteer office at 713-873-2227 with any questions or e-mail Applications will not be processed without required vaccination records.

Step 2: After your application and vaccinations records are reviewed, we will run a background check. Once approved, you will be contacted to schedule a brief interview either via phone or in person.

Step 3: Complete an online volunteer orientation to provide you with specific information about volunteering at Harris Health. You will be emailed instructions to complete this training after your background check is complete.

Step 4: Finalize the details of your specific assignment and scheduling with your volunteer manager.

Step 5: Meet your volunteer manager to be issued a volunteer ID badge and receive a uniform (cost is $15 for a shirt or vest), before being placed in your volunteer assignment.