The AU VolunTeen Program gives local high school students the opportunity to contribute to the community while exploring a career in the medical field.
The program provides teenagers with practical experience and practice while developing good work habits. Rising high school juniors and seniors ages who are at least 15 years of age may apply. VolunTeen assignments are based on information provided by teens during the interview process and may include areas such as patient care units, outpatient units, the recovery room, office support assignments and more. Teens whose parents work at AU Medical Center will be assigned to separate areas to avoid placing parents in a supervisory role.
The Summer VolunTeen Service Program is a unique opportunity for local high school students to contribute to the community, work in a medical environment, and to gain valuable leadership skills. Summer VolunTeens are assigned to work in clinical departments within the medical center and are included in weekly leadership learning seminars with key leaders from around Augusta University and our community.
The AU VolunTeen Board is made up of teen volunteer leaders who have participated in our annual VolunTeen program the previous Summer.
Teens will gain leadership and organizational skills while learning the value of serving their community. During their board term, VolunTEENs will complete several community service projects such as Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringing, Augusta University Pink Pumpkin Party, and the ICU Drive benefiting AU Health ICU areas.