Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
Unique opportunities for high school students.
Volunteering is a wonderful way for you to make a difference while gaining valuable life and work experience. It can also help you determine further areas of study you may wish to pursue.
To get started, learn how to become a junior volunteer at Sharp Chula Vista.
Meet the junior volunteer requirements.
All applicants must:
- Be at least 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a sealed written recommendation from school counselors
Understand your expected commitment.
- A minimum commitment of 1 year, with the option to continue long-term
- A minimum of one 3-hour shift per week
Because of the 1-year commitment, we only accept applications from students in grades 9 through 11. If you are in 11th grade, you must apply by Dec. 31 of your junior year to be considered. If you are a high school senior, you are welcome to apply to our college or adult program once you have graduated high school.
Fill out an application.
- Download the application packet (PDF), fill it out on screen, print it and sign it
- Have your high school teacher complete the Junior Volunteer Teacher Evaluation form and return to you in a signed, sealed envelope
- Return all forms, including your unofficial transcripts, to Sharp Chula Vista Volunteer Services in person or by mail
Please note that the application process can take anywhere from one to four months. If your application is incomplete in any way, Sharp Chula Vista Volunteer Services is not obligated to notify you.
Receive an interview.
Applicants considered for an available position will be invited to interview. Interviews are conducted on an ongoing basis. Those not being considered will receive written notification. It is not our policy to give feedback as to why an applicant was not selected for an interview.
Every attempt is made to match applicants to the most appropriate service area with regard to scheduling, skills and interests. Volunteer Services staff reserves the right to place you in a high-priority position. You reserve the right to accept or decline the position.
After your interview, if we have a placement for you, you will be notified by email of your acceptance and will be given a preliminary online orientation.
Upon completion of the online orientation, you will be instructed to register for the in-person orientation. During the in-person orientation, you will be given information about the purchase of a uniform and how to complete the volunteer health requirements.
Undergo training and begin volunteering.
Upon acceptance, you will learn where you have been placed. After both orientations, and upon completion of your health clearance, you will be scheduled to train.
After you complete three position-specific training sessions, you will be assigned your schedule and can begin volunteering.
Find out more.
If you have questions about becoming a junior volunteer or the application process, please call us at the number below or email us at
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