Pardee UNC Health Care accepting applications for junior volunteers

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:

Pardee UNC Health Care is accepting applications for the 2023 Junior Volunteer Summer Program through Monday, April 21. The 2023 summer session begins at orientation on Wednesday, June 14, or Friday, June 23, and continues through August 4. Young adults who are at least 14 years old by April 1, are eligible to apply and can complete the applications and forms found online.

As junior volunteers, students will learn the value of community service and will get exposure to the healthcare field. They also have the opportunity to volunteer in specialized areas such as information technology (IT) or biomedical engineering. Responsibilities include but are not limited to escorting patients and visitors to their destinations, transporting patients and visitors in wheelchairs, volunteering in the Orchards Café, and assisting various other departments. Junior volunteers are expected to work at least four hours per week, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. They will not volunteer on weekends.

To be considered for a junior volunteer position at Pardee, applicants must meet the following requirements:
-Be at least 14 years old by April 1, 2022
-Complete and return all application documents to Karla Reese by April 21
-Attend the mandatory orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 14 or Friday, June 23 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Volunteers must complete one of these orientations in its entirety, no exceptions.

Mail the completed application packet to:
Karla Reese c/o Pardee UNC Health Care
Volunteer Services – Box 2
800 N. Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC 28791

While Pardee does not require vaccination of its employees or volunteers, it does request documentation if you are vaccinated or have an exemption. Additionally, masks are required at all Pardee facilities for staff, contractors and volunteers working within six feet of a patient in clinical treatment or procedure rooms. This applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional elsewhere. There is a limited number of volunteer opportunities. For additional information, contact Karla Reese at (828) 696-4240.

Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, four urgent care locations and six orthopedic clinics. For more information or to find a physician, visit

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