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, and Newton-Conover City
- Rising Juniors and Seniors are eligible.
- Applications are accepted from March 31 - April 29 for the 2022 Summer session
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.
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
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: Employee Health will conduct a health screening at no cost that includes
a TB test for each Volunteen. Volunteens must provide proof of a Covid
vaccine with their application or be approved for an exemption. To apply
for a medical/religious exemption, you must complete the exemption form
and submit with application. Exemptions may take 1-2 week to complete
the review process. This is a requirement for volunteering.
Click here for medical exemption form.
Click here for religious exemption form.
Orientation Process: Volunteens and one parent/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