American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee of the JDC Jewish Services Corps offers opportunities for young adults to serve Jewish communities around the world. Run vitamin and vaccination campaigns, conduct general clinic administration, organize public health campaigns through a children's drama troupe, and mentor young university women from rural areas. If you're pre-med and dedicated to the welfare of the Jewish community, consider doing something extraordinary; apply to the JDC Jewish Service Corps. To find out more info, go to their website or send them an email. ♦
Camp Holiday Trails (VA)
Camp Holiday Trails is looking for committed and enthusiastic individuals for paid counselor positions for our summer residential camp sessions that run from late June through mid August. The experience of working at CHT provides counselors with a challenging, enlightening, and, most of all, FUN introduction to working with children with special medical needs in a supportive and caring work environment. There is no more unique and memorable summer experience than what you'll find at camp, and for students interested in the health professions, there is no greater learning opportunity than what one can gain from caring for our amazing Campers. Join them if you're ready to make a difference in the lives of some incredible kids! ♦
Camp Jabberwocky (MA)
Camp Jabberwocky is an overnight camp on Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts. The camp is run for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities and runs for about eight weeks, from the end of June to the end of August. Jabberwocky serves about 30 campers each week, with a staff of about 25 volunteers who receive no formal pay but who do receive free room and board while living at camp. (Travel expenses to Martha’s Vineyard are also covered by the camp.) Jabberwocky is divided into two sessions, each about four weeks in duration. The first session is held primarily for adult campers whereas the second enrolls a greater number of younger campers. We are looking for counselors who can devote time during either session to work with an amazing group of campers and counselors. While we prefer counselors to come for the entirety of one of the sessions, counselors can come for one, two, three or four weeks. Counselors are responsible for the care of their camper, running activities, and general service to the camp as a whole. A daily schedule includes but is not limited to: breakfast, music class, activities (including pottery, jewelry making, basketball, yoga, painting, baseball, etc.), lunch, the beach, dinner and an evening activity (e.g. going to concerts, drumming cookouts on the beach, dances…). Days are full, but filled with great joy and an inordinate amount of laughter. Working at camp is a truly unique experience.
Experience working with special needs children and adults is not necessary; orientation will be held prior to the start of each session, and most people have no experience before coming to camp. ♦
Camp Freedom Diabetes Camp for Kids (PA)
At American Diabetes Association (ADA) summer camps, counselors oversee numerous camp activities including recreational swimming, sports, hiking, arts and crafts and theater. Beyond the traditional camp activities, counselors also helping the campers maintain their manage their diabetes, including assisting with blood monitoring and educating campers about maintaining a balance of diet, exercise and insulin. For more information, contact the staff at the camp of interest. ♦
Hole in the Wall Camps
Hole in the Wall Camps are the world's largest family of camps for children with serious illnesses and life threatening conditions. Children with cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, and many other conditions come to Camp to experience the simple joys of childhood, without compromising any of their medical needs thanks to our state-of-the-art medical care. To date, more than 100,000 seriously ill children from 34 states and 31 countries have attended our Camps free of charge. We are a not-for-profit organization totally supported by charitable contributions. Hole in the Wall Camps were the dream of actor Paul Newman, who started the first camp in 1988. ♦
NJ Dental School Gateway to Dentistry
The NJ Dental School Gateway to Dentistry is a truly unique program designed to introduce under graduate students to the wide range of career options associated with the Dental Profession. UMDNJ - New Jersey Dental School offers all prospective applicants challenging and informative hands on dental experience. This is an intensive internship based at the New Jersey Dental School in Newark, New Jersey. Gateway to Dentistry is a 2-week interactive program that affords each participant a birds-eye exposure to the various aspects of the practice of dentistry. One session runs in January (application deadline in October) and one in late May (application deadline February). ♦
Overlook Summer Internship Program (Morristown NJ)
The Overlook Summer Internship Program (OSIP) is designed for college students who are considering applying to medical school. By participating in OSIP, you will have a better idea of what careers in medicine are all about and you will be able to make an informed decision for your future.
Partners Orthopedic Trauma Service Summer Internship (Boston MA)
The Partners Orthopaedic Trauma Service is a busy cross-campus orthopaedic trauma service with sites at two Harvard-affiliated Level I Trauma Centers, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Partners actively recruits undergraduates to work with the clinical research team to gain a basic understanding of clinical research, primarily through providing practical experience, and provides opportunities for interns to shadow in the clinical environment in order to see what life is like in the hospital setting. Unpaid internship. Applications due in March. More details available on their website.
Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS)
Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) is an alumni organization that has partnered with the Pace Center. Every year, the PICS program places Princeton students in paid summer internships at non-profit organizations across the country. Internships typically last for 10 weeks and interns are paid $450 per week. More information on the PICS program can be found on the PICS website. ♦
Project Healthcare is an innovative volunteer program for enthusiastic and inspired college and post-baccalaureate students. Created by the Bellevue Hospital Center Emergency Department, PHC allows students an opportunity to experience and observe many different aspects of healthcare. The program is comprised of several weekly rotations which are based in the Emergency Department. It offers the committed student a unique healthcare experience, which is intended to furnish a wealth of knowledge about the numerous options for a career in healthcare. Additional rotations in other areas of the hospital as well as participation in research and health fair projects allow students the exposure they need to make educated career choices. Furthermore, lectures and weekly meetings provide students with a chance to discuss medical issues, including the practical problems that hospitals, patients, and medical staff encounter in the healthcare system.
Annually, the program accepts between 50 and 60 students. We invite applications from mature, committed, and motivated students who fully accept the demands of Project Healthcare and have a willingness to participate enthusiastically in all aspects of the program. We encourage applications not only from students with a strong interest in healthcare (aspiring doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, physician assistants, clinical psychologists/psychiatrists, and clinical social workers), but also from students who are uncertain about pursuing a career in healthcare.
Robert Wood Johnson Summer Clinical Internship Program
Participants of the RWJ Summer Clinical Internship Program will have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty members at the medical facilities in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Distinguished faculty from a variety of specialties will host students. Students will be paired with faculty in specialties representing students’ interests. Students are encouraged to keep the hours of the clinicians in order to get a real sense of the specialty, the issues in patient care and the practice of medicine. A lunchtime seminar series will complement the clinical experiences. Students will also take part in a pedagogic exercise at the end of the program. Students will make brief presentations to their peers on topics selected and researched with the guidance of the faculty preceptors. ♦
St. Vincent's Research Associate Program (CT)
St. Vincent's Medical Center is inviting college students considering the health professions to join their research team in the emergency department (ED) as Research Associates (RAs). Volunteer responsibilities include: identifying and enrolling patients who are eligible for various research studies; obtaining demographic and historical data; being involved in the informed consent process; and facilitating the production of the research. The cost for the summer session is $200, which includes drug testing and criminal background check, immunization review, two uniform shirts and an administrative fee.
Victory Junction Gang Camp (Randleman, NC)
Victory Junction hires nearly 70 summer employees to live at camp mid-May to mid-August. Applicants must be at least 19 years old and employment is contingent on references, criminal background check, and an extensive selection process. They begin screening interviews in February and try to have all staff contracted by April.
If you are willing to communicate, discover new talents, collaborate, and laugh and play with campers and peers, please apply. Applications may be downloaded or mailed to you. To request a packet or for additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Volunteering at Joan Nicole Prince Home (Scotia NY)
The Joan Nicole Prince Home, a community home for the terminally ill, is looking for individuals wanting to “make a difference” by caring for terminally ill residents who lack the support and options to remain at home during their final days. Volunteers are needed to provide personal care, support, meal preparation, laundry and light housekeeping. Training and ongoing support is provided.
Other volunteer opportunities include:
- Lawn & garden maintenance
- Snow removal
- Home repairs & special projects
- Office work