Regional One Health places a tremendous value on innovation, technological advancement, and excellent educational opportunities within the healthcare arena. As we strive to be the premier academic hospital in the region, we foster efforts to educate the newer generations who show interest in math, science, and other healthcare areas.

The Teenteer Program is a Summer Program for high school students that affords them the opportunity to work in a healthcare environment, while providing service to their community. As part of this program, teens receive hands-on volunteer experience and become familiar with the hospital setting while assisting staff. Teenteers participate in an enriching and educational summer experience of learning, leadership development, skill training, and overall personal growth.

The Teenteer Program is very competitive and only takes those students who have a vested interest in the healthcare industry, serving their community and who can meet the required commitment of the program. The number of students accepted into each program will vary per year based on the demand.

Commitment

The Teenteer Program runs two three-week sessions during the summer, June and July, and is open to high school students, ages 16 -18. Applicants who cannot commit to the full three week session WILL NOT be considered for the program. Also note that students cannot miss more than one day during the three week program.

Qualifications

All Teenteer volunteers must be at least sixteen years of age by the first day of the first of their session, and must be entering or a current high school student. As with all volunteer opportunities here at Regional One Health, after all application materials are completed and submitted, each applicant must submit two reference letters, complete a tuberculosis screening and immunization review, and attend a Volunteer Orientation.

Participants in the Teenteer Program will have increased engagement within the healthcare profession. They will be positively challenged and feel a sense of competency within their respected areas. Under the supervision of a healthcare professional, Teenteer participants will help with indirect patient care activities. They will assist with the admission, discharge, and transfer of patients, as well as demonstrate excellent communication skills, compassion and any other kind of support needed within their department rotations.

Key Dates

  • Application Opens:  April 7, 2014
  • Application Closes: May 3, 2014
  • Interviews: May 5, 2014 – May 12, 2014
  • Deadline to Notify Students: May 30, 2014
  • Student Orientation: June 2, 2014
  • Launch Date: June 9, 2014
  • Student Presentations and Closing Luncheon: (Will be the last day of each session)  June session (9th – 26th); July session (7th – 24th)

Application

If you are interested in becoming a Teenteer, please complete the online Teen Volunteer Application and the following:

Please scan and email or mail all application materials to:
Teenteer Volunteer Program
Regional One Health
877 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@regionalonehealth.org or 901.545.7247.