Chico is very fortunate to have a civically engaged local student population who is seeking to volunteer at Enloe Medical Center. Both our College Program and Junior Volunteer Program meet the needs of aspiring future health care professionals. These programs help prepare college and high school students for futures careers by providing them with experience in the hospital environment. Due to the scope and nature of these programs, the volunteer opportunities for students fill very quickly. Please make note of posted deadlines.


The College Volunteer Program at Enloe Medical Center gives local college students the opportunity to gain experience in a hospital environment while serving the community in which they live. College Program volunteers are placed in a Nursing Unit Support service area within the hospital.


Students attend orientation and then train with nursing staff on their assigned unit at the start of the semester. After training, students are required to complete 60 volunteer hours during the semester. To fulfill this requirement, students are assigned a weekly four-hour shift over a 15-week time period.


In addition to gaining experience, college students who volunteer more than one consecutive semester are eligible for the College Volunteer Scholarship.

Application & Intake

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2014 semester.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, however they are only processed at specific times of the year to coincide with the local university schedule. Applications for the college student program are available by downloading a PDF application. You may also request an application by emailing or calling the Volunteer Services Office at (530) 332-4575. 

Only students with complete application packets submitted by 5 p.m. on June 27, 2014 will be included in the upcoming volunteer intake. Consideration for placement is given first to currently enrolled student volunteers, then to those on the waiting list from the previous semester's intake, and then to new applicants. Application packets must be complete in order to be eligible for consideration.

Completed applications include:
  • Signed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts
  • Current Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD skin test) results
  • Resume (optional)

The number of students accepted into the College Program each semester varies with the number of shifts and placements available.

Clinical Observation Hours: Physical, occupational & Speech Therapy

Students seeking clinical observation hours in Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy are welcome to participate in an observation-only program at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center. Any student who needs inpatient or outpatient hours in order to apply to a Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy academic program is encouraged to contact Nancy Mayr, Coordinator Informatics and Education.

Please send an email, with “Observation Hours” in the subject line, to:

A TB clearance is required and a copy of a photo ID will be needed on your first day. Professional dress is required.


The Junior Volunteer Program at Enloe Medical Center gives high school students the opportunity to work in a health care environment.  This program is designed to be both an educational and enriching experience for local students. Benefits to this program include leadership opportunities, skill training, letters of recommendation, leadership experience, Presidential Service Awards and more.


Students attend orientation in June and then train over the summer. Applicants must be available at least 6 weeks out of the summer to fulfill their training requirements. During the school year, Junior Volunteers are scheduled for a 2-hour weekly shift. Additionally, there are three mandatory meetings to attend. Junior Volunteers are required to commit to a total of 100 service hours. 


In addition to helping their community, Junior Volunteers receive skills that are transferable to other job environments. For their 100 hours of yearly service, Junior Volunteers receive the Presidential Service Award. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply for the $1000 Junior Volunteer Scholarship award.

Application & Intake

Applications for the Junior Volunteer program are now available for the 2014-2015 service year. The application period is between Feb. 3 and March 28 for the following service year which starts in June. Download the Junior Volunteer program application here (Adobe PDF).

The Enloe Junior Volunteer program applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014. Only completed application packets will be eligible for review.

Mail your Junior Volunteer Program application to:                                    

Enloe Volunteer Services
1531 Esplanade             
Chico, CA 95926                                                                                                                       

Bring your application to the Volunteer Services Office located at:

Enloe Volunteer Services                                                                                                                   
1465 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

High school students between the ages of 15 and 18 may apply to the Junior Volunteer Program. The Junior Volunteer program requires a 100-hour / full year commitment, from June to June. The number of students accepted into the program will vary each year based on available shifts and placements.

Contact Volunteer Services


Applications for the Fall 2014 semester are due by June 27, 2014.


Applications for the 2014-2015 Junior Volunteer Program are available beginning February 2014.