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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.
• To provide a copy of your current vaccination records including documentation for the following: 
          • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) for volunteers born after 1957
          • Varicella (chicken pox); 
          • Pertussis 
          • TB test is required, or signed document from Volunteer Services. TB test are
             provided free of charge through the Employee Health Clinic
           • Flu shot is required September - March. Employee Health Clinic 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 volunteer@harrishealth.org. 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: Attend a volunteer orientation to provide you with specific information about volunteering at Harris Health. The volunteer manager in the facility where you are interested in volunteering will schedule your orientation.

Step 4: You will work with the volunteer manager to finalize your specific assignment and dates and times for volunteering.

Step 5: Schedule a time with the volunteer manager to be issued a volunteer ID badge and receive a uniform (cost is $15 for a shirt or vest).