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High School Program

High School Volunteer Program

This unique program is for teens between 14 to 18 years of age attending high school in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade at the time of orientation. It is designed for high school students who are looking for community service, searching for ways to help others and their community while having an opportunity to explore health care careers.

The High School Volunteer Program will ask that students commit 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.

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

Application to the high school volunteer program begins with your attendance at a student and parent/guardian information meeting. At this meeting you will hear about volunteering at Torrance Memorial as well as the requirements and commitment for joining. Important note: Based on past experience we expect to receive significantly more applications than we can accommodate at orientation. Therefore, our selection process will include a modified random selection component for choosing students for the next orientation.

2015 Orientations

Spring Orientation Application Process:

1) The first step to apply for the high school program is to attend a student and parent/guardian information meeting:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 or Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.in the Health Conference Center on Torrance Memorial's campus. Park in the west parking structure. Health Conference Center is on your right (south) as you exit the structure. No RSVP required.

2) The Pre-application will be distributed and completed at the meeting if you are interested in joining.

Please only attend the student-parent information meeting if you are available to attend both dates of orientation below.

Note: Orientations are available to students who are in 9-11th grades at the time of orientation and at least age 14. The spring orientation is the last opportunity for current 11th graders to apply to our program.

3) Attend volunteer orientation (by invitation only):

Monday and Wednesday March 16 and March 18, 2015, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.Attendance required both days.

Summer and Fall Orientations

Student and parent/guardian information meeting dates will be announced in mid-April and early-August, 2015.

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.