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Applications are now closed for Fall, 2024 semester. Applications will be open for the Spring 2025 semester in November.

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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.

Our shifts are 7:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. on M T W F

And 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. on Thursdays

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 hooverdd@jmu.edu.

Other opportunities:

  • Visit JobLink for graduate assistantships and student employment opportunities at James Madison University. 

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