College Student Volunteers and Shadows

Due to COVID-19 protocol the volunteer services program at Catholic Health has been temporarily suspended.

We are still accepting and reviewing applications as they come in, and will contact all applicants for an interview once the suspension has been lifted.

We are still planning on holding our summer teen program in July and August.

Thank you for understanding. Please be well.

College Student Volunteers and ShadowsWestern New York is home to over 45 colleges and universities all conveniently located around our various Catholic Health Ministries. This allows a variety of college students the flexibility to explore volunteer opportunities that may assist future career choices. Several of our health centers are easily accessed by public transit, making our campuses very accessible to students without personal transportation.

We understand the demands of academia and have designed this program to work with each person’s schedule individually as needed, plus volunteering is not limited to just hospital based activities. Student volunteers at Catholic Health can experience a wide variety of health related careers including IT, business, legal, quality and safety, and administrative programs.

Applications for Spring 2020 semester are open through March 6.

Click Here For a List of Application Requirements

  • A completed online application.
  • A copy of a recent physical (within last 12 months)
  • Proof of all NYS required immunizations; specifically MMR
  • SEASONAL: Proof of flu vaccine or signed declination
  • At least one negative test for tuberculosis (PPD) completed within the past 12 months or medical documentation to show why you cannot have this done. (Allergy, previous false positive, etc.) A second PPD will be administered at our clinic shortly after you begin volunteering.
  • A placement interview with a volunteer services associate
  • Attendance at a General Volunteer Orientation or Information Session

Need More Information?

Please Contact Heide Cornell, CAVS
Director, Volunteer Services
(716) 319-8405
hcornell@chsbuffalo.org