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Applications for Spring 2023 are now closed. Applications for Fall 2023 will open in April 2023.

Through the UHC Volunteer Program, students will gain an oversight of the clinical operation of a healthcare setting while developing a sense of empathy for the patient. Students will gain a sense of the value of teamwork. This is NOT a shadowing opportunity. Opportunities include three different areas of the Health Center.

  • Clinical areas
    • Assist staff with patient care that includes taking a brief health history, taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and temperature) and keeping exam rooms clean and stocked.
    • Requires CNA/EMT/MA/PCT training prior to applying
  • Front Office areas
    • Greet students as they enter the Health Center.
    • Involves good communication and customer service skills
    • Assist in transporting lab specimens from various clinics to the lab for continuity of care.
    • No previous experience or training is required.
  • Lab area
    • Maintain clean linens and instruments for assigned clinics.
    • Assist lab staff with running in-house labs.
    • No previous experience or training is required.

We accept applications each semester as needed. Qualified applicants are interviewed and selected after registration. A major in a health-related field is required as well as completion of 2 semesters at JMU.

New volunteers begin their mandatory training each semester before classes begin, with an extensive online training course, as well as on-site training.

For questions or additional information please contact Deborah Hoover, RN at (540) 568-1725 or by emailing

Other opportunities:

  • Check JobLink for graduate assistant and other paid position openings.

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