Volunteer at Onslow Memorial

Onslow Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 

The Auxiliary was founded in 1944 to support the work of Onslow Memorial Hospital. Today it is a group of over 70 caring members of the community who participate in activities such as fundraising, bringing cheer to hospital patients, providing help and encouragement to physicians and staff, and making scholarships available to young people interested in medical careers. 

About the VolunTEEN Program

The VolunTEEN Program is popular and highly competitive.  Students are selected based on a review of their application, an interview with student and parent, availability of student to work a minimum of 4 hours per week on a set schedule, satisfactory teacher reference and current immunization record.  It is important that students dedicate a major portion of their time to gain the most from their experience at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

In addition to the application,  the student must present 1) a copy of their Immunization Record, 2) two teacher references, 3) signed Parental Consent Form and 4) signed Authorization and Release to use Likeness / Information Form.  The latter two forms can be picked up at the main lobby in the front desk or sent electronically to applicants.

The goal of our VolunTEEN Program is to provide positive, energetic students who are possibly interested in careers in healthcare with an opportunity to learn, help others, build friendships, and give back to the community. The program provides assistance to departments that could use extra sets of hands. Most departments are on the main campus at Onslow Memorial Hospital but there are opportunities at our remote sites including Onslow Primary Care on Henderson Drive, Business Office at New River Shopping Center and Onslow Rehabilitation Center on Western Blvd.

Originally started as “Candy Stripers” in the 1940s, the program has morphed into the current VolunTEEN Program (or junior volunteers) who work under the supervision of the program coordinator and also Hospital and Auxiliary staffs. The “Candy Striper” name came from the traditional uniform that volunteers wore, that looked like peppermint candy.  Our uniform is still the candy stripe smock top.

Teens, boys and girls, selected to participate in the program serve as “Ambassadors of Good Will” for the Hospital. They do this through a variety of services from working at the front desk, the gift shop or in other departments.     

Why should I be a VolunTEEN?

Volunteers are integral to the success of the Hospital, thanks to their interactions with staff, visitors and patients. VolunTEENs help to make the hospital a little happier and friendlier with their caring attitudes. Volunteering can be a rewarding way to spend free time, earn valuable community service credit for school and decide whether or not to pursue a career in the medical field!

To make the VolunTEEN experience the best it can be, teens must maintain first-rate behavior at all times as their conduct reflects on the Hospital and the community. Observing all hospital policies assures a great reference for college or job applications. Failure to follow these rules with result in immediate dismissal.  

How do I apply?

Thank you for your interest but applications for the 2017 Onslow Memorial Hospital Auxiliary VolunTEEN Program are now closed. We do hope you will consider applying in January for the 2018 Program.

For more information contact Volunteer Services, 910-577-2823 or contact elke.lyszczarz@onslow.org