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Health Care Apprentice Program. Volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. Join a team of high school students who are enthusiastic about community service, and want to help others!

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volunteer at st catherine of siena medical center
Volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
  • Join a team of high school students who are enthusiastic about community service, and want to help others!
  • St. Catherine’s has a variety of volunteer opportunities available specifically for you and would love for you to join our team!!
can you become an apprentice
Can you become an apprentice?
  • Are you at least 15 years old?
  • Can you commit 3 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months?
  • Are you interested in learning more about hospitals and health care?
  • Do you like meeting new people and making them smile?
if you answered yes to all 4 questions
…if you answered yes to all 4 questions…
  • Then YOU can apply to be a health care apprentice at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center!!!
let s talk about st cath s
Let’s Talk about St. Cath’s
  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is located on 110 acres on the north shore of Long Island in Smithtown, New York. Our campus consists of a 311 bed hospital, 240 bed skilled nursing home, a medical office building and Siena Village, a 298 unit apartment complex for seniors and the disabled.
let s talk about you
Let’s Talk about You…
  • The Medical Center is looking to recruit high school volunteers, in hopes of developing an Apprenticeship Program for the benefit of both local high school students and St. Catherine’s.
  • This program strongly emphasizes dedication, responsibility, mutual respect, quality, and the mission of St. Catherine of Siena and Catholic Health Services.
  • Students must be at least 16 years old to participate and be able to commit a minimum of 3 hours a week for a minimum time frame of 3 months.
let s talk about us st catherine of siena medical center s goals are
Let’s Talk about Us…St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s goals are:
  • to encourage students to develop an interest in healthcare and provide them with an appreciation for the challenges as well as joys of healthcare.
  • Help students mature in a professional environment, communicate with others, and to reach out to those in need.
  • We believe it is crucial for health care facilities to be reaching out to the community and especially our youth to encourage an understanding and appreciation of issues regarding healthcare.
  • This program will not only benefit students, but will also help improve patient and staff satisfaction at the Medical Center.
the health care teams
The Health Care Teams:
  • There are several areas to choose from to apprentice.
  • Once you choose a team, you’ll continue to apprentice in this area for at least 3 months
friendly feeders
Friendly Feeders
  • Find out patient meal preferences
  • Help patients fill out meal cards
  • Deliver hot meals and assist patients in eating
transport team
Transport Team
  • Be a part of an important and specially trained group of people ensuring safe and comfortable transport of patients
  • Greet patients and visitors and help to keep them informed.
  • Escort patients and visitors to their destinations within the hospital
  • Provide books and newspapers
  • Read to patients
  • Initiate programs/games in common rooms
liaison and support
Liaison and Support
  • Work in the Emergency Dept and the Cardiac Services Unit
  • Spend time with patients and families, ‘concierge’
  • Work with nursing director on projects specific to these units
physical therapy
Physical Therapy
  • Shadow the therapists and learn about assessments, treatments and exercises
  • Assist with wheel chairs and supplies
community relations
Community Relations
  • Develop and coordinate specific projects of your own design
  • Fundraisers, drives, book or music collection, or art projects
health care business
Health Care Business
  • Explore the behind the scenes work it takes to run a hospital- helping patients and employees
  • Act as support in administrative work in finance and human resources
siena village team
Siena Village Team
  • Develop and participate in programs with residents
  • Help with emergency preparedness plan
nursing home volunteer program
Nursing Home Volunteer Program
  • The nursing home has their own exciting and active volunteer program
  • If you’re interested in being a part of their program, you can apply through the medical center
how do i apply
How do I apply??
  • You’ll need:
    • Working papers
    • Parental/Guardian permission slip
    • Health Assessment form
    • Guidance Counselor Recommendation
    • An interview, after all forms are handed in
dates details deadlines
Dates, Details, Deadlines…
  • Applications are due: March 12th
  • Orientation will take place the week of: March 15th
  • Apprentice Program will begin the week of March 22nd.
any questions
Any Questions????
  • Call or email Kathryn Casey
  • If you’d like to know more, check out our website:
one last thing
One Last Thing…
  • May 22nd and 23rd St. Catherine of Siena is participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Walk-a-thon, and we’d like to invite Smithtown High School to join us
  • Even if you decide not to volunteer- we’d love for you to walk with us
  • You’ll need a team leader- faculty advisor and 10 walkers to raise $100 each