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 13 months 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 pre-application will be available online and submitted online. We will not be accepting pre-applications in person. Only those accepted into the program will be invited to attend the Student-Parent Information Meetings and Orientations. A link to the pre-application will appear on the website during the pre-application period (Please see 2018 Orientation section). Please note this is not a "First Come First Serve" acceptance process. All pre-applications submitted during the approved time period will be reviewed during our selection process.

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.

2018 Orientations

March Orientation

Pre-Application Process

  • Pre-Application available: Monday, January 15, 2018, at 10:00 am
  • Pre-Application deadline: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, by 5:00 pm
  • Email notification of acceptance into the program will be sent to both student and parent/guardian on February 9th, at 6 pm

Student-Parent Information Meetings (by invitation only):

  • February 20, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm or February 26, 2018, 6:00pm to 7:00pm (parent & student attendance for only one meeting is required)

Student Orientation (by invitation only):

  • March 6 and March 8, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (student volunteers must attend both days)

October Orientation

Pre-Application Process

  • Pre-Application available: Monday, August 27, 2018, at 10:00 am
  • Pre-Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 28, 2018, by 5:00 pm
  • Email notification of acceptance into the program will be sent to both student and parent/guardian on September 7th, 6 pm

Student-Parent Information Meetings (by invitation only):

  • September 20, 2018 6:00pm to 7:00pm or September 25, 2017 6:00pm to 7:00pm (parent & student attendance for only one meeting is required)

Student Orientation (by invitation only):

  • October 23 and October 25, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (student volunteers must attend both days)

Please Note

We do not offer 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.