Summer Work Experience Available to Teens Through Junior Volunteer Program at Day Kimball Hospital


Junior Volunteers, Jade Albee and Cassandra Johnson, at the end of their summer volunteer experience in 2009.

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 at the end of the program.

Rebecca Daniels, junior volunteer coordinator, said, “I encourage all students to apply for this program. Not only is it a great opportunity to learn about healthcare and what it is like to work in a non-profit organization, it is also a chance to impact the lives of those Day Kimball serves in a positive way.”

Last year, more than 60 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 and on the Volunteer webpage at www.daykimball.org. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 2, 2010. For more information or to request an application be mailed, call Day Kimball’s Volunteer Services Department at (860) 963-6458.