Student Volunteer Programs

Student Volunteer Program
High school and college volunteers are an important part of the lifeblood of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. Whether exploring a career in healthcare or fulfilling a desire to help others, the program offers opportunities to learn about hospital services and a professional environment. Assignment areas can include NICU, Mother/Baby, Pediatrics, ICU, Telemetry nursing units, Pharmacy, Cancer Center, Food Services, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and more.

Student Volunteer Program at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Our high school volunteers begin in the summer and must be at least 15 years old or advancing to their sophomore year in high school. Students are required to complete at least six of the eight week program and at least 24 hours of volunteer service. There are a variety of opportunities and experiences available but some assignments fill quickly. The link to the electronic application is available in early March and there are a limited number of spots available. After completing the summer program, a high school student has the option to continue volunteering during the school year. College Student Volunteers are offered the flexibility to change their schedules and assignments with the changing school year. Summer applications are available in early March. Fall applications are available in August. Spring applications are available in December. We have opportunities to match a variety of different interests and fields of study.

Student Volunteer Requirements:
  • At least 24 volunteer hours completed per volunteer session
  • Electronic application (All students submit a reference letter. High school students also submit a current report card. The application includes an essay section.)
  • Background check if you are 18 years or older
  • Brief interview with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Orientation on Hospital Safety
  • Tuberculin Skin Test
  • Mandatory Flu Shot (during flu season)
  • Job Training
  • Purchase Uniform
  • Student Volunteer Program at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
If you are interested in volunteering, feel free to call Volunteer Services at 409-212-5808 or email