Rutgers HPO/RWJ Volunteer Intensive Program (VIP)

The Rutgers Health Professions Office and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital have collaborated to create a unique volunteer opportunity for Rutgers, New Brunswick students. It offers students the opportunity for a limited one-semester volunteer commitment of 50 hours. The HPO/RWJ VIP program is offered three times a year to coincide with the academic calendar (fall, spring, summer). If accepted into the program, volunteers will commit to one four-hour shift in a selected department for a minimum of 50 hours of service in 15 weeks.

To be eligible for this program, students must have the following:
  • A file in the Health Professions Office for at least a month
  • Completed at least one semester at Rutgers, New Brunswick
  • Completed at least one semester of General Biology or General Chemistry with a grade of B or better.  If students have AP credit for those courses they must have a least one graded science course on their transcript with a B or better.
  • Must have an overall AND science GPA of 3.0 or higher

The fall VIP session is now underway.  And applications for the spring 2019 session will not be available until November 2018.  HPO students will be notified via the listserv when applications for the spring session are available.

When applications are available interested students meeting the above qualifications should forward their name and RUID# to Tracey Hasse (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at Rutgers HPO to be prescreened.  Qualified students will be contacted to come in and discuss in more detail and receive an application.
VIP Applications available from Rutgers HPO: November 12, 2018 - December 21, 2018
Spring 2019 session will run: January 28, 2019 - May 12, 2019


If you do not meet the above qualifications, however would still like to volunteer at Robert Wood Johnson, you are encouraged to complete the respective adult volunteer profile form for their hospital campus of interest.

Submit a Profile Form to the Department of Volunteer Services now: New Brunswick or Somerset

If you have any questions, please contact the RWJ Volunteer Services department between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New Brunswick: 732-937-8507
Somerset: 908-685-2952