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 undergraduate 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). 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 (with grades on your transcript)
  • 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

Interested students meeting all 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 no later than July 25, 2019.  Qualified students will be contacted to come in and discuss in more detail and receive an application.  The last day that prescreened students can pick up a VIP application is Friday, July 26, 2019.  Applications for the fall VIP session are no longer available.  Applications for the spring 2020 session will not be available until November 2019.  HPO students will be notified via the listserv when applications for the spring 2020 session are available.


VIP Applications available from Rutgers HPO:  July 1, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Deadline for all paperwork to be returned to RWJ (completed VIP application/medical form/orientation):  August 18, 2019

Fall 2019 session will run:  September 9, 2019 - December 22, 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