Teen Summer of Service Program
Plans are well underway for the 2013 Summer of Service (SOS) program for high school students 14 -19 years old. The seven-week program is from June 10- July 18. The purpose of the program is to provide teens with meaningful opportunities that enrich community service experiences, teach civic responsibility and work towards strengthening our communities.
In addition, the SOS Program gives teens an opportunity to enhance their education by exploring potential career opportunities and realistically gain professional experiences that will better serve them when making future career and life choices.
SOS participants are asked to volunteer a minimum of two shifts (3 hours in length) per week during the program. The 2013 Summer of Service applications are now available, and will be accepted through April 1. Eligible volunteers must be at least 14 years old and in good academic standing. In addition, all teens must complete a free health screening and orientation. IU Health is not permitted to provide volunteer opportunities to teenagers required to complete court-ordered community service.
2013 SUMMER OF SERVICE OVERVIEW
- Application Deadline: Monday, April 1st 2013 by 4 p.m.
- Program Dates: June 10, 2013 – July 18, 2013. Participants are not required to volunteer the week of July 1st.
- Age Requirement: You must be 14 years old by June 1, 2013. If you are 19 years old, but will be entering your senior year of high school or freshman year of college you are still eligible.
- Attendance Requirement: a. A minimum of two three-hour shifts per week for the duration of the 2013 Summer of Service program. Shift times are Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – noon or 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. b. Participants must be able to complete their entire assigned volunteer shifts. No makeup shifts are available.
- Educational Enrichment Experience Requirements: Participants are required to participate in the Educational Enrichment Experiences during the program.
- Volunteer Orientation Sessions: If participants are accepted into the program they will be required to attend a volunteer orientation session. These sessions are scheduled for April 27th and May 4th.
Please download our application and submit by mail or drop-off to the address below.
Indiana University Health
1701 N. Senate Blvd. Room B215
Indianapolis, IN 46202
or drop-off the application in person at our IU Health Methodist, University or Riley locations at:
Methodist, 1st floor, Room B125
Riley, 4th floor, Room 4510
University, 1st floor, Room 1301C.