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The UHC Volunteer Program offers students opportunities to learn the value of being part of a healthcare team. This is not a shadowing opportunity. Health majors volunteer alongside UHC staff members, learning various roles of the healthcare team. 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 training prior to applying
  • Front Office areas
    • Greet students as they enter the Health Center.
    • Involves good communication and customer service skills
    • Assist 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.

Applications for Spring 2022 are now closed. Applications for Fall 2022 opportunities will be taken in April 2022.

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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