Ephraim McDowell Health Auxiliary sponsors student volunteer program

Published 2:49 pm Monday, March 27, 2023

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Are you a teenager, or do you know one who may be interested in a career in health care? Ephraim McDowell Health is accepting applications for the summer Student Volunteer Program.

The program is open to teenagers (age 14 through their senior year in high school) and is particularly helpful to those interested in pursuing a career in health care, but also an opportunity for teenagers who are just looking to give back to the community through community service.

Participants in the Student Volunteer Program will also be required to participate in Experiential Learning Days.  Experiential Learning Days are special times in which all student volunteers join together for presentations from various departments within the hospital that allows the volunteers to experience a hospital environment in new and exciting ways.  Some of the scheduled presentations include the Emergency Department, Central Services, and Behavioral Health.

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Anyone interested in the Student Volunteer Program can contact Volunteer Services to receive a student volunteer application packet at (859) 239-1208 or rebecca.rowe@emhealth.org.  All applications must be received no later than Friday, April 28.  The application packet includes important information such as the application, parent permission slip, and information concerning health requirements (TB test, drug test and immunization records.)  Participants who are selected to participate in the program will receive instructions on how to schedule the Associate Health appointment that must be completed between May 8 and June 2. Volunteers must be able to volunteer on a weekly basis and commit to a minimum of 60 hours of volunteer time over the summer.

Group interviews to select participants will take place on Wednesday, May 3 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. or Thursday, May 4 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A mandatory orientation session will be on Monday, June 5 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Student Volunteer Program begins on Wednesday, June 7 and concludes on Friday, July 28. Experiential Learning Days will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville on June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, and July 26.