How to Become a New Volunteer

 

NEW Volunteers are accepted at the beginning of each fall and spring semester only.  Positions are available each semester on a “first-come, first served” basis.


 We do not have volunteers during the summer.


The ONLY units that you can apply for (depending on your major)

 

Pharmacy                Pre-Pharmacy students only
Physical Therapy      Pre-Physical Therapy students only

 

The University Health Center does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability or ethnicity.

 

Please note that due to confidentiality issues, electronic medical records, and lack of clinical skills, volunteers will be provided a limited amount of direct patient contact at the Health Center.


Volunteers must adhere to a strict patient confidentiality policy and may not begin work until a confidentiality statement is signed and HIPAA Training has been received.

 
Each volunteer is required to commit to a minimum of two consecutive semesters, 3 hours or more per week, with a minimum of 2 hours per time slot, and at least 30 or more hours per semester.

 
Interested applicants must submit their résumé, class schedule and a personal statement explaining why they are interested in volunteering and in which unit they would like to volunteer, at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the Spring or Fall semester.

 

A completed Immunization Record should be on file at the University Health Center.

 
Each application will be reviewed and an appointment will be scheduled for you to come in for a volunteer position orientation. Placement and volunteer times will be finalized before orientation.

  
These items should be sent to Elizabeth Zapata via email to ezapata@umd.edu.

 
It is mandatory that each new volunteer attend a Health Center orientation session and an orientation for the unit he/she will be volunteering before starting.