Junior Volunteer works in the Radiology Departments film
room during a recent summer. The students now wear solid red
shirts instead of stripes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.