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Junior Volunteer Program

We appreciate your interest in Harris Health System's Junior Volunteer Program. At this time, the application window is closed and no additional applications will be accepted.  

If you applied for the Junior Volunteer Program, you will receive communication beginning Thursday, March 23 regarding next steps. We appreciate your patience as we give every application thoughtful review. Please avoid contacting the managers prior to the specified dates. If you have not heard back by Friday, March 31, contact or​ for more information. 

Program Mission: 
The mission of the Summer Junior Volunteer Program is to build vital partnerships with students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others. Students are provided with an opportunity to explore the healthcare field while enriching the lives of our patients and giving back to the community. 

Through the Summer Junior Volunteer Program, high school students are able to learn about healthcare professions while providing valuable assistance in key areas through the Harris Health. Volunteering can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience that will stay with you throughout your life.

DatesMonday, June 12-Friday, Aug 4 
Day/Time: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m.-Noon or 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Eligibility Requirements 
  • High school student (14-18 years of age) 
  • Commitment of service is eight weeks 
  • Complete application 
  • Medical clearance process
  • Completion of the Harris Health System online orientation 
Examples of Common Junior Volunteer Positions:
All Volunteers have access to Harris Health Email and Epic (read only)
  • ​Patient Navigation/ Greeter 
  • HIM - Medical Records
  • Phone/Clerical Assistance (Patient Reminder Calls)
  • Patient Educator Assistant​
  • Patient Packet Construction 
  • MyHealth Assistance
  • Other Clinic Needs  
Frequently Asked Questions

Q) May I get an exemption from a medical documentation requirement? 
A) In most cases – no. You may speak with the staff at the Occupational Health Clinic to ask specific clinical questions. Make sure to let them know that you are asking about a volunteer under the age of 18, if applicable. They are open, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 713-873-3470, option 5.

Q) I want to volunteer at a specific clinic location, am I allowed? 
A) Yes, we will do our best to place you at the Harris Health facility of your choice. We will discuss location selection during the interview process. When you fill out the online application, you can add location requests to the short answer question asking “Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?”

Q) I want to volunteer, but I’m graduating and already 18 years old. Can I still volunteer?
A) You now qualify for our regular, adult volunteer program! We would love to have you back as an adult volunteer. Just submit a Return Adult application from your VSys Volunteer Portal.

Q) I have another question that is not answered here.
A) Go ahead and submit your online application to indicate your interest in the program. There will be opportunities at the interview stage to ask every question and address every concern. The application is not a commitment to participate!

Q) Is every applicant accepted? Will there be a waitlist?
A) We do expect this program to fill completely. Please apply as soon as possible for the best chance of reserving a spot in this popular program. If we exceed the number of volunteer applicants we can safely and securely place in our facilities, we will place subsequent applicants in a “waitpool”, pending an opening. Applicants will be accepted into the program on a case by case basis, involving careful review of applications and an interview process.