NPMC Announces 2012 Junior VolunteersJune 12, 2012
National Park Medical Center welcomed sixteen junior volunteers to their facility this week for the annual Junior Volunteer Summer Service Program. The program, which runs through August 9, is designed to help young people learn more about the healthcare industry and to give them real-life workplace experience. This year’s junior volunteers are, as pictured, Front Row: Bhavini Jhala, Lauren Goodwin, Chloe Worley; 2nd Row: Brooke Johnson, Eberle Yarborough, Lane Couch; 3rd Row: Taylor Scott, Caroline Cole, Hannah Baltodano; Back row: Kathryn Bennett, Kaycie Bullion, Clayton Threadgill and Claire Booth. Not pictured are Emily Cole, Kaitlyn Rhodes and Kristin Shults.
“We have an excellent group of young men and women in this year’s junior volunteer program,” said NPMC director of marketing and volunteer services, Mandy Golleher. “These young people come highly recommended by their teachers and mentors, and they provide a valuable service to the hospital and the community. I always look forward to watching them grow and learn throughout the summer.” The volunteers will work in various hospital departments, both medical and non-medical in nature. Tasks include support services for both patients and employees. The junior volunteers will be recognizable this year by their red “junior volunteer” polo shirt uniforms. Each teen receives training in patient privacy practices, HIPAA regulations, phone etiquette, wheelchair safety, hospital codes, fire and safety, and infection control.
The program accepts students between the ages of 14 and 17, and begins accepting applications in March of each year. The application period for this year’s NPMC Junior Volunteer Summer Service program is now over, but they will begin accepting applications again in March of 2013. For additional information about the volunteer programs available at National Park Medical Center, visit nationalparkmedical.com or call Golleher at 620-2705.