The Junior Volunteer Program at OakBend Medical Center allows high school students the opportunity to observe multiple hospital departments working together for the best possible outcome of the patients and the community. This program is ideal for those interested in exploring a career in healthcare. This year, the junior volunteers were able to observe and experience the daily operations of OakBend Medical Center from June 23 to August 13, 2015. The students also had the opportunity to interact with staff and physicians from many different departments. Bi-weekly presentations by the healthcare team gave the students the opportunity to consider other career opportunities in the medical field.
At the end of the summer, many junior volunteers wrote about the impact of Junior Volunteer Program.
“This has been an extraordinary experience that has helped to choose a career path in the medical field.”
“OakBend and all the members of it has given me such great support and confidence that I never got before from anyone.”
“I plan to take back to my community and share with my peers the leadership skills I learned here at OakBend.”
OakBend Medical Center has a great opportunity offering a Junior Volunteer Program for students entering their junior or senior year of high school who have an interest in exploring a career in healthcare. To learn more about volunteering at OakBend Medical Center, click here.