Special 8-Week Service Period

Summer Volunteer Service for Students

Special 8-Week Service Period

The application period for summer-only service in 2021 is closed.

Teens and college students interested in summer-only service in 2022 must submit an application by May 1, 2022, and attend an orientation before the end of May 2022.

  • Summer-only volunteers must commit to volunteering one day a week for eight weeks between May and August.
  • If you have been accepted into the program following an interview, full summer student volunteering onboarding takes approximately one month due to the comprehensive process that is required. This includes a health screening, criminal background check (for those 18 and older) and volunteer orientation. A full list of requirements can be found on our volunteer requirements.
  • Due to the large number of applications, students will not be considered for the program if they are unable to fulfill all stated program requirements.
  • Please note: At this time, summer service is not available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital or the Immediate Care Center in Evanston.

Additional opportunities for college students may also be available at Northwestern Medicine facilities. View opportunities for students.