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Medical Center Seeks Summer Volunteers
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A Junior Volunteer works in the Radiology Department’s film room during a recent summer. The students now wear solid red shirts instead of stripes.

February 27, 2003 -- Each summer the Medical Center is host to 70 or more teenage volunteers through the Junior Volunteer Program, co-sponsored by the Department of Volunteer Services and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Junior Volunteers provide thousands of hours of valuable service while gaining experience and self-confidence. Organizers say they bring a vitality to their work, eagerness to serve others and a willingness to learn. The experience even influences some to choose careers in a medical field.

Those who would like to find out how a Junior Volunteer might be helpful in their department this summer can call Kristin Wenger, the program coordinator, at 924-5251.

Applications are now being accepted for the summer program. Eligible teens must be 14-17, must complete a written application and be interviewed and then selected by the program coordinator. Space is limited. If offered a place in the program, Junior Volunteers must commit to working either one or two full days per week for at least 6 weeks in the summer during the 8-week program (up to 2 weeks are allowed for vacation, camp, etc.) They must be available to attend orientation on Monday, June 23.

An information session for parents and teens is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, in the Camp Heart Auditorium at 7 p.m. Parking validation provided. Applications will be available at this session or may be obtained from the Volunteer Office. Applications are due March 28, with no exceptions. Call Wenger for more information.

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