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Clinic Volunteer Program

What is the UHS Clinic Volunteer Program?

The UHS Clinic Volunteer Program offers currently enrolled UT Austin students an opportunity for clinical experience and direct patient contact in the University Health Services Clinics.

Duties include:

  • Assisting healthcare providers and nursing staff with patient care
  • Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature)
  • Performing certain point-of-care lab tests

New clinic volunteers typically start in the Fall semester. Clinic volunteers must commit to at least four hours per week for two long semesters (fall & spring). All volunteers must display regular attendance and professional conduct. Those who perform satisfactorily at the end of the two-semester commitment may continue to participate if they wish. As returning volunteers, students can choose whether to continue volunteering 4 hours per week or reduce their time commitment to 2 hours per week. Summer participation is also available for experienced volunteers.

Prior to the start of the semester, volunteers are required to attend volunteer orientation, where they will complete the necessary compliance training, forms, and immunizations.

Our program focuses primarily on providing a rewarding learning opportunity for the volunteer. While many hospitals use volunteers to perform tasks such as paperwork, answering phones, or picking up linen and lunch trays, UHS clinic volunteers have direct patient contact. UHS patients and staff appreciate and support the program.

Interested in applying for the UHS Clinic Volunteer Program?

UHS accepts applications for the program each spring semester for volunteers to start the following fall semester. Qualified applicants are interviewed and selected before registration each spring.

Lower and upper division undergraduates and graduate students from any major or background are welcome to apply. A major in a health-related field is preferred but not required.

New volunteers begin their mandatory training each semester before classes begin with an extensive orientation to UHS and a clinical skills workshop. Volunteers receive additional on-the-job training and increased responsibility as skill and proficiency grow.

UHS Clinic Volunteer Program Contact Information

Luisa Gutierrez, LVN and Sheila Mahon, BSN, RNC-OB
University of Texas at Austin, University Health Services
Office: SSB 2.404A, Campus Mail A3900
Email: clinicvolprog@uhs.utexas.edu (email is the preferred method of contact)

2023 Clinic Volunteer Application

Applications are currently closed and will open again in January 2023. Emailed application responses are not accepted.

This survey is the application for the 2023 Clinic Volunteer Program. It is recommended that the 2023 Clinic Volunteer Application be completed in one sitting. Please prepare your answers to the questions prior to submitting your application. The questions can be located below. Please take the time to formulate your responses in a Word document, then copy your responses into the Qualtrics application If you start the Qualtrics survey and do not complete application in one sitting, Qualtrics will not save your responses and you will have to start over.

Best of Luck,
UHS Clinic Volunteer Program Coordinators

  1. Please list your previous volunteer experience along with a brief description of duties performed. Attach additional pages if needed.
  2. Do you have any work experience in the healthcare field? If yes, please explain.
  3. Please list any current extracurricular activities and note any leadership roles.
  4. What qualities do you possess that make you a competitive applicant for the volunteer program?
  5. What do you hope to gain from this volunteer experience?
  6. UHS Values include Diversity and Inclusiveness which involves “cultivating an inclusive environment that values and promotes the understanding of differences and enhances our ability to meet the needs of our diverse student population”. How will you contribute to the University Health Services’ diversity? (Max 200 words)
  7. Tell us about an experience that helped define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. (Max 200 words)
  8. Is there anything else you want us to know about you when considering you for the program?





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