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Strong Memorial Hospital / Friends of Strong / Volunteering / College Student Program

College Student Program

Closed: Summer College Volunteer Recruitment
College recruitment is now closed. Please use this link to sign up for an interest list. If we open any additional sessions for Summer 2024 we will reach out to those on the list.

IMPORTANT: Please review our program policies and requirements outlined below.

Spring College Recruitment December through February
Summer College Recruitment May through July
Fall College Recruitment August through October

*Specific dates will be posted at the start of each recruitment period


College Student Volunteer Requirements:

  • Students currently enrolled in college are eligible to participate for 3–4 hours each week for a duration of one or two semesters.
  • Sign up to attend an in-person information session, where you will learn about volunteer opportunities, responsibilities, and a comprehensive overview of the volunteer onboarding process.
  • Participate in a personal interview with one of our volunteer coordinators. You will learn about available volunteer roles at this meeting.
  • Participate in a health appointment with URMC's Employee Health. (There is no charge for this, nor need to schedule. All arrangements will be made for you through Friends of Strong.)
  • Commit to a minimum of three to four hours of volunteer activities per week for one semester. Some departments require a two-semester commitment.
  • Able to communicate clearly and fluently in English.
  • Please use only one single consistent email for all paperwork and communications with the Volunteer Program coordinators.
  • After the group, personal and health appointments, you may also be required to attend an orientation session for the department where you are assigned.
  • Agree to submit to a background check and any additional requirements that are mandated by the University of Rochester.


Questions? Check out our FAQ page!

Frequently Asked Questions for College Volunteers