CMH Junior Volunteer Program has record number of high school participants
Each year Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) offers a Junior Volunteer program for students over 15 years of age who are interested in a health-related career, and have maintained grades higher than a B+. Students work all summer and are required to work a minimum of 8 hours a week. This summer, 20 junior volunteers from all across southwest Missouri were accepted into the program.
Junior volunteers have the opportunity to explore various areas of healthcare. Areas include guest relations, radiology, sports medicine, wellness unit and nursing units. Students also serve in positions such as activities assistants at Butterfield Residential Care Center and Senior Health Center, tech assistants in physician offices, and tech assistants in pediatric and adult rehabilitation.
“The students get great learning opportunities and if they are interested in applying for medical school, this experience is often a necessary part of the application process,” says Jean Morrow, director of the Junior Volunteer program.
The program is hosted by the CMH Auxiliary each summer. The program was started in 2008.
For more information or to apply, visit the CMH website, www.citizensmemorial.com, and under “Career Center,” select “Volunteer Opportunities,” or call Jean Morrow at 417-328-6432 or the CMH Information Center at 417-328-6010 or 888-328-6010.
June 19, 2012