Healthcare Volunteering in Catawba County
Thank you for your interest in serving as a volunteen at Catawba Valley
Health System (CVHS)! Volunteens are selected from applications submitted
by students in the Catawba County, Hickory City, Newton-Conover City and
Alexander County school systems. We also accept applications from private
school students in Catawba County, as well as home schooled students.
- Rising Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are eligible
- Applications are accepted each year during the months of March and April
for the Summer session
- Afterschool session allows Summer Session students to continue to volunteer
through the school year
Application Instructions: Students can review the necessary information needed to complete the
Volunteen Application and Teacher References.
Volunteen Application: Students will print and complete the application form provided on the
CVHS website and submit to their school counselor or intern coordinator.
Home schooled students will apply through their instructor/parent.
Teacher References: Two teacher references are required. The student will print two forms
from the CVHS website and submit a blank form to two of their current
teachers. Each teacher will complete and submit directly to the guidance
counselor or intern coordinator. This process ensures that confidentiality
is maintained. Home schooled students are required to have a minimum of
one teacher and one other reference from either a pastor or external teacher,
either public or parent teacher other than their own parent. Home schooled
students’ references should be returned directly to the student’s
parent/teacher in a sealed envelope and must be returned by parent/teacher
to CVHS unopened.
Guidance Couselor/Intern Coordinator Process: The counselor/coordinator will review the application packet to ensure
all program requirements are met. If all requirements are met, the application
packet will be submitted to CVHS.
Notification Process: Volunteen applicants will receive notification by email regarding their
application status to include details about required meetings and training sessions.
Volunteen Placement Process: Every effort will be made to place the Volunteen applicants in areas
of interest. Assignments are made according to the level of need and supervisory/mentor
availability. Please note that most assignments will be support services
and will not include direct patient care.
Screening Process: The Employee Health Nurse will conduct a health screening at no cost
that includes a TB test for each Volunteen.
Orientation Process: Volunteens and their parent(s)/legal guardian will attend a required
orientation program that includes an introduction to CVHS, schedules,
conduct expectations, etc.
CVHS Resource Information
It will be a pleasure to assist you during the volunteen application process.
Just call our volunteer services department at the number below:
810 Fairgrove Church Road, SE
Hickory, NC 28602