High School Service Learning Opportunities

Junior volunteersHigh School Service Learning Summer Intensive Program

To participate in our High School Service Learning Summer Intensive Program, students must be at least 14 years old and in high school. A typical volunteer commitment is a two and a half-hour shift, once a week, at a minimum. Volunteer schedules will vary based on the areas chosen to pursue.

*We are not accepting applications at this time - please check back Spring 2023.

Interesting, flexible volunteer work

If you or your student is 14 to 18 years old, the high school service learning program offers rewarding ways to give back to others and build skills. Different scheduling options make it easy for you to balance school and other activities. During your time in the high school service learning program you may volunteer in the following areas:

Fountain Court Café

Fountain Court Café volunteers serve families and friends of patients, hospital visitors, and hospital staff. You may enjoy this role if you feel comfortable engaging with people going through a stressful time in their lives. Duties include:

  • Taking meal orders
  • Processing payments at the register
  • Making and serving food and beverages

Laboratory

Laboratory volunteers assist the laboratory department.

Nutrition Services

Nutrition services volunteers assist nutrition service department.

Patient companions

Volunteer to visit Community Hospital patients who may have few or no visitors. In their hospital rooms, you’ll provide friendship and companionship through conversation, playing games, or going for a walk when possible.

Rehabilitation services

Assist rehabilitation staff, aides, and patients in rehabilitation programs and classes at our rehabilitation locations in Monterey (near Monterey High School), Marina, or Salinas. Your duties may include:

  • Room cleaning and turnover after treatment sessions
  • Giving tours (especially of the pool)
  • Providing general clinic and cleaning support
  • Clerical tasks

Visitor Services

After receiving training, reception desk volunteers:

  • Greet visitors and answer questions
  • Help with patient transportation
  • Provide directions to rooms and departments
  • Accept and deliver flowers
  • Answer phones
  • Perform other duties
  • Use the reception desk computer and Epic electronic health records system

Student scholarships

In thanks for your service, high school service learning volunteers can qualify for scholarships. If you’re a local high school senior who is graduating at the end of this academic year and you hold at least 100 volunteer hours, contact us at (831) 625-4555 to learn more. We’ll provide additional information about eligibility requirements and send you an application.

Scholarships are also available to local college students who plan to work in healthcare.

Volunteer your time

Apply online to become a volunteer. After you apply, we’ll contact you to set up a one-on-one meeting. For more information, contact the Volunteer Services office at (831) 625-4555.

Apply online

Upcoming Events

  • Nov
    29
    Tuesday
    12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
    Led by a dietitian, we'll review the definition, causes, and strategies to control mindless eating and promote a more mindful and healthful lifestyle.
  • Nov
    29
    Tuesday
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    In this online workshop you will learn how to plan for and talk about what you want when it comes to serious illness and end-of-life care. Taking these steps now will reduce stress later.
  • Dec
    1
    Thursday
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Physical activity doesn’t need to be hard. Walking boosts physical health, mental well-being, and can help manage serious health conditions.
  • Dec
    1
    Thursday
    3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    For organizations enrolled in the Tyler Heart Institute AED Program. Learn what an AED is, when it should be used, who can use it, and how to use it.
  • Dec
    5
    Monday
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Join this in-person workshop on planning for and talking about what we want when it comes to serious illness and end-of-life care. Taking these steps now will reduce stress later, and allow your choices to be honored.
  • Dec
    6
    Tuesday
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Surgeons Mark Vierra and Steven S. Chang have helped thousands of people get on a path to weight loss and better health through weight-loss surgery.
  • Dec
    12
    Monday
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join these interactive meetings to share your experiences and concerns about living with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, facilitated by our registered nurse and dietitian diabetes educators. Learn from your peers and diabetes experts in this welcoming and supportive environment.
  • Dec
    12
    Monday
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    In this online workshop you will learn how to plan for and talk about what you want when it comes to serious illness and end-of-life care. Taking these steps now will reduce stress later.
  • Dec
    16
    Friday
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Take a virtual tour through a grocery store with a registered dietitian and learn important skills to shop smart with your nutrition goals in mind. The dietitian will provide shopping tips on seasonal items, the nutritional value of different types of foods, how to read nutrition labels, and how to identify grains with health benefits.
  • Dec
    20
    Tuesday
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Learn more about fad diets and the research behind what works to promote healthy, long-lasting weight management.