Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus! Volunteering will give you the opportunity to get an "inside look" at a medical campus while learning about support functions in patient care and retail operations.

Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

There are four areas where high school students are able to serve. These areas will be discussed in detail during the information meeting. We will do our best to accommodate your preference if an opening in that particular area is available.

  1. Gift Shops: Assist visitors with selections and purchases in three onsite stores; help shop staff with other retail functions
  2. Treasure Trove Resale stores: Assist customers with selections; create displays; help shop staff with other retail functions – Get details on volunteering at the Treasure Troves


The high school student volunteer program receives a high volume of interest and applicants. As a result, selection to the program is by lottery. Children of Inova team members, and returning and current volunteers, are exempt from the lottery but are required to register. Please review the dates below carefully, as fulfilling the commitment is a major determinant for placement. Note: Students who are selected and participate in a session's entirety will have the opportunity to continue for future sessions.

To register:

Review the details below and decide which session works best for your schedule.

Upcoming sessions:

Fall Session 2024

  • Registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tues, July 9 and closes at 10 p.m. on Weds, July 10 at this link:
  • Mandatory information session with a parent: July 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Students must attend the meeting with a parent.
  • Mandatory training class: Aug 16 from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Session dates: August 19 – January 5, 2025

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register again for a future session.

Once you have served one session in its entirety, you'll have opportunity to participate in a future session.

Absences are not permitted. Illness will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

A shift is 3-4 hours depending on the service area assignment.