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Student Volunteer Program

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The Freeman Student Volunteer Futures Program is an eight-week volunteer program that provides students the opportunity to experience patient care situations. Whether you are exploring medical careers or just want to make a difference in the lives of others, we encourage you to apply.

Students will receive CPR training at orientation, experience an afternoon of simulations and learning at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Joplin campus and enjoy many other optional learning opportunities throughout the program. Students completing the Futures Program are eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice.

Scholarship Selection Criteria

  • Complete at least 100 hours of volunteer service
  • Attend at least four of the six Lunch-and-Learn Sessions
  • Submit an essay on why you should receive a scholarship
  • Submit a recommendation from a staff member in your assigned area

Participants must be at least 16 years of age and entering junior year of high school in the fall of 2020 to apply. A parent or legal guardian must sign the application if you are under 18. College students also accepted.

Send Application Packet To:

Freeman Health System
ATTN: Tara Horinek
Volunteer Services Program Manager
1102 West 32nd Street
Joplin, MO 64804

After the application packet has been received, students will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Attendance at orientation is required - no exceptions. Space is limited.

For questions call 417.347.4603


Registration Flyer

HR Referral Sheet

Important dates

  • Application deadline – June 15, 2020
  • Volunteer orientation – June 30 and July 1
  • Work in nursing units – July 6 – July 31
  • Graduation Luncheon – August 11 at 12:00 pm

Department Choices

  • General Surgery
  • Transitional Care Unit
  • Cardiac/Medical Unit
  • Medical/Oncology Unit
  • ICU
  • Emergency Department
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopaedics Unit


Other information:

  • Students volunteer four hours Monday – Friday
  • Volunteers receive on free meal in the cafeteria the day of work
  • Each student receives two sets of scrubs