Day Kimball Hospital Junior Volunteer Program Now Accepting Applications

PUTNAM, CT – Day Kimball Healthcare is seeking teens who are interested in volunteering for Day Kimball Hospital’s summer Junior Volunteer Program. The program offers teens a first-hand experience of working in the healthcare field and provides community service hours for school requirements.

The program runs from June through August requiring a minimum of eight hours per week from each volunteer. Junior volunteers are responsible for many tasks including transporting patients, running errands, helping in various departments and assisting staff in the Emergency Department. After gaining valuable work experience, the juniors are rewarded for their diligent efforts with a trip to Hampton Beach and an Awards Night at the end of the program.

Sandra Vasquez, junior volunteer coordinator, said, “Day Kimball’s Junior Volunteer Program is a great way for teenagers to explore careers in the healthcare field, while at the same time providing their community with a valuable service. I look forward to another successful summer program this year.”

Last year, more than 50 local students participated in the program and more than 100 applications came through the Volunteer Services Department.

Students who have completed their freshman year of high school up to the age of 18 may apply for the program. Applications are available in school guidance counselor offices, at the Day Kimball Hospital Front Desk and on the Volunteer webpage at www.daykimball.org. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 1, 2011. For more information or to request an application be mailed, call Day Kimball’s Volunteer Services Department at (860) 963-6458.