UCHL Volunteer Application

University of Connecticut Community Health Leaders (UCHL) is a longitudinal program that aims to expose pre-health students to clinical experience, community service, and professional development. Volunteers will spend 4 hours a week working in a primary care clinic to assist patients during wait times. They will educate patients on health topics such as smoking cessation, diet, and exercise counseling and they will assist patients in having better access to care.


Who Should Apply?

All are welcome and encouraged to apply, but we do have some preferred qualifications worth your consideration, including:

  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Undergraduate students with sophomore standing or above OR people who have completed their undergraduate degree
  • Interest in working with and/or coming from an underserved or underrepresented population
  • Leadership experience
  • Applicants who demonstrate:
    • Ambition, adaptability, creativity, and persistence
    • A desire to impact patients' lives
    • An inherent desire to learn more about health care


Spring 2023 Application:

The application for Spring 2023 is now open! Apply here.

Deadline: November 23, 2022 at 11:59pm  

Important information:

  • Application opens: October 19
  • Application closes: November 23
  • Training Day: January 28 - it is mandatory for our volunteers to attend this!
  • Program Start Date: January 30
  • Program End Date: April 14
  • Mandatory Group Meeting Dates:
    • Monday, February 6th @ 7pm
    • Tuesday, March 7th @ 7pm
    • Wednesday, March 28th @ 7pm  
    • Meetings are held in-person at UConn Health in Farmington - We expect our volunteers to be available to attend all of our monthly group meetings!'
  • You must submit the following completed forms/packets with your application:
  • Applicants for Spring 2023 will be notified about their status by December 26.
  • We are piloting a new application process for the Spring 2023 semester. Applicants will be invited for interviews on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, it is beneficial to your application to submit as early as possible after the application period opens.
  • Applicants should review our Life as a Volunteer page before applying to understand what is expected from volunteers. Volunteering with UCHL is a significant commitment, and all applicants should be ready and willing to meet expectations.