Each spring, Self Regional recruits student volunteers to work through the summer at the Medical Center.

Student volunteer alumna Kandace Ryans is now an LPN working at Internal Medicine of the Piedmont. Ms. Ryans worked as a student volunteer for many summers during high school.

Student volunteer alumna Kandace Ryans is now an LPN working at Internal Medicine of the Piedmont. Ms. Ryans worked as a student volunteer for many summers during high school.

Student volunteers are an important part of the health system’s volunteer program, and offer young adults a first-hand experience into the day-to-day operations of a healthcare environment. Self Regional has a maximum of only 35 slots for high school volunteers each summer, so students are encouraged to apply early.

Student volunteers work an average of 50 hours during the course of the summer, or about 10 hours per week. Each student will receive a broad exposure to the healthcare industry, which is often an opportunity to experience a healthcare career firsthand, said Sandra Williams, director of Volunteer Services.

“We have a wonderful track record with our student volunteers,” said Mrs. Williams. “A number of our current team members first came to ‘work’ at Self Regional as a student volunteer, and fell in love with the opportunities a healthcare career has to offer. Because we are able to offer students the chance to choose some of their areas of interest, our students have a unique experience during their summer with us.”

To learn more, high school students are encouraged to talk with their guidance counselors or download the application (2016 application coming soon).

Applying to the Student Volunteer Program:
Self Regional accepts 35 students each summer for the summer volunteer program.

Application criteria includes:

  • Applicants must be a full-time student, at least 15 years old and in the 9th grade with a minimum of a “C” average.
  • Student’s counselor will be contacted by Volunteer Services for a recommendation for the applicant.
  • During the course of the summer (June 8-July 30), student volunteers are expected to complete 50 hours of service, an average of 10.5 hours per week.
  • The department will work with the student on placement and rotation throughout different departments and scheduling.
  • Late applications will not be considered. All applications due by the date published in the invitation letter.
  • Return completed applications via email to Terri Arthur at tarthur@selfregional.org or via mail to Self Regional Healthcare Volunteer Services, 1325 Spring Street, Greenwood, S.C. 29646
  • Download the 2016 Student Volunteer Application (coming soon), or visit your high school guidance office.

(And if you’re not a high school student, but are interested in volunteering at Self Regional, visit our Volunteer information page or contact Volunteer Services at (864) 725-4878 or click here to find out about available opportunities.)

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