High School Volunteer Program

This unique program is for teens who are at least 14 years of age and in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade at the time of orientation. The High School Volunteer Program requires a commitment to volunteering for a full one year of service with either a weekly 2 hour assigned shift during the weekdays or a 4 hour assigned shift on alternating weekends in our Escort Services department. Please note: The last opportunity to apply to the program is to apply for the spring orientation (usually held in February or March) of your 11th grade year. We do not accept applications from students in 12th grade.

How Do I Become A High School Student Volunteer?

For a sneak peek at our commitments and to see if the program is right for you, view the High School Student Volunteer Program Information Sheet.

Application Process

The application process for the high school volunteer program has changed for 2016. The pre-application will now be available online, and only those accepted into the program will attend a Student-Parent Information Meeting and Orientation. Pre-Applications will be available to download during the dates listed below. A link to the pre-application will also appear on the website during the pre-application period. Please note this is not a "First Come First Serve" acceptance process. All pre-applications will be reviewed if submitted during the pre-application window. Pre-Applications can either be submitted online or in person to the Volunteer Services Office, located on the 4th floor of the West Tower.

Important notes:

  1. Based on past experience we expect to receive significantly more applications than we can accommodate at Orientation.
  2. In fairness to other families, we accept one application per household per orientation.

2016 Orientations

March Orientation

The March 2016 Orientation process is complete. See details for the October Orientation.

October Orientation

Pre-Application Process

  • Pre-Application available: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:00am
  • Pre-Application deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by 5:00pm

Student-Parent Information Meetings (by invitation only):

  • September 21, 2016 6:00pm-7:00pm or September 29, 2016 6:00pm to 7:00pm (only one meeting is required)

Student Orientation (by invitation only):

  • October 17 and October 19, 2016 5:00pm to 7:30pm (attendance requried both days)

Please Note

There are no summer, short-term, episodic, hands-on patient care, shadowing or observation opportunities through the High School Student Volunteer Program at Torrance Memorial.

Contact Us

For High School Student Volunteer information, contact the Volunteer Services Department at 310-517-4752 or send an email to highschoolstudentprogram@tmmc.com.