Volunteer workers greet customers in the cafe at at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, 30 Locust Street, Northampton, MA 01060.

Summer High School Volunteer Program

Help with your hands, heal with your heart.

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at Cooley Dickinson this summer. Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we have had to cancel this program for the Summer of 2020.
We look forward to having you join us next year!

Help with your Hands, Heal with your Heart

Joining the Cooley Dickinson Summer High School Volunteer Program gives you the opportunity to learn about the hospital, help your community and explore your own interest in the health care field. Opportunities vary widely, so be sure to check off your interests on your application.

To begin the application process, we will require the following items:

Please note the following important dates for the 2019 Summer High School Volunteer Program:

  • Monday, May 4, 2020 — Application deadline
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 12:30-5 p.m. —  Mandatory Orientation (may change depending on last day of school)
  • Monday, June 29, 2020 8-week summer program begins (ends Friday, Aug. 21, 2020)

You must be able to volunteer for at least six of the eight weeks for at least three four-hour shifts per week. (Many teens volunteer for additional hours).

Other Requirements:

  • A TB (tuberculosis) test will be required if you have not had one in the last year
  • You must be at least 15 years old by June 1, 2020

High school students who wish to make a year-round commitment in the fall or spring should complete the general application on the Volunteer Overview page.