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Community Service Options and Log
 
Community Service is recommended for students to complete throughout high school.  It is a way for students to gain experience, build relationships, and give back to their community.  We have provided a log in which students can keep track of their Community Service projects.  We have also provided a list of suggested organizations where students can volunteer.  Students should check the school bulletin and the Counseling Google Classrooms when specific community service opportunities arise. 

 

(Posted May 26, 2021)  Adventist Health is now accepting JR Volunteer Applications.  

 

The JR Volunteer Program at Adventist Health  has opened and are now accepting new volunteers.  Please print the attached information and application and return to the volunteer office.  To mail the application the address is listed below or it can be emailed in a PDF format. 

 

P.O. Box 2615

Bakersfield, CA 93303

 

Vandenburg@ah.org

 

Note:  At this time they will be accepting JR Volunteer Applications on an ongoing process without a specific timeline although, this can change in the future.

 

  • The criteria for becoming a Junior Volunteer are as follows:

 YOU MUST BE:

o   15 years of age or older

o   A current high school student

o   Carrying a minimum grade point average of 3.0

  • You agree to have or had already obtained the COVID vaccine
    • If you have completed the vaccine process, you will be asked to provide your vaccine card for your compliance file.
  • You must be able to wear a surgical mask throughout your time in the facility
  • You will comply with the screening and temperature assessment daily
  • You attest that you are not currently immunocompromised
  • TB Skin Test once accepted to the program
  • Flu Vaccine during the flu season

 Volunteer assignment hours:

  • 6-month commitment (starts from their first day of volunteering)
  • 3-Hour Shift once a week
  • Assignment schedules:  Note:  Assignment days/times will vary based on open positions.
    • Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm
    • Saturday & Sunday
    • 10am-1pm
    • 1pm-4pm
    •  Sunday-Gift Gallery Hours
    • 12noon-4pm
    •  4pm-7pm

Volunteer assignment duties:

  • All duties of a volunteers support the care that is given to our patients.  This includes but not limited to:
    • Gift Gallery:  cash handling, customer service, stocking, cleaning
    • Non-medical support; talking with patients, getting fresh water, food, warm blanket, etc.

Volunteering benefits:

  • Giving back to the community and providing a service that is heartfelt and rewarding
  • Being in the hospital environment, seeing and hearing the experience of hospital patient care
  • Customer Service
  • Communication skills

 

Please note that this is a volunteer program only. No paid jobs are available through the volunteer program; however, Community Service credit will be given upon request.