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Teen Volunteer Program

Sarasota Memorial's Teen Volunteers provide compassion, care, and support to our patients, visitors, and staff through their welcoming smiles and comforting encouragement. By volunteering at SMH, teens gain invaluable experience in a healthcare setting, an increased sense of social responsibility, and a way to be involved in bettering their community. 

Sarasota Memorial accepts new teen volunteer applications year-round, and new volunteer orientations are held monthly. The selection process is based on applicants' merits and the information submitted. 

Please note that the Volunteer Services Department will only review complete applications. A complete application includes the application packet with all forms complete and signed, as well as two references. Due to the high volume of applicants and limited site placements, we are unable to accept every application. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email volunteer-office@smh.com or call 941-917-1008.

Teen Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 14 years of age and have completed their 8th grade year of school
  • Commitment to one 4-hour shift of volunteer service per week
  • Must be able to accumulate a minimum of 75 hours over the course of one year

Become a Volunteer Today!

  • Step 1: Download and complete the Teen Volunteer Application Packet. 
  • Step 2: Submit two reference forms. Please note: applications are not reviewed until all 3 forms are received. 
  • Step 3: Our Volunteer Services Team will contact you to arrange an interview and discuss available opportunities. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Tuberculosis Screening (2-step Mantoux)
  • Flue vaccination required during flu season
  • Attend a hospital orientation session
  • Complete on the job training in assigned position
  • Purchase of required SMH Volunteer Services Uniform

Please send all completed application materials to:

Emailvolunteer-office@smh.com

Volunteer Services
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Fax: (941) 917-2169