The Junior Volunteer Program at OakBend Medical Center strives to introduce local high school students to the diverse career opportunities within healthcare and to experience the satisfaction from serving others while developing a sense of civic responsibility. OakBend Medical Center’s 2016 Junior Volunteer Program commenced on June 28th and the students had rotations through 7 weeks, at clinical as well as non-clinical departments and also attended interactive bi-weekly presentations by varied healthcare professionals. This experience enriches students’ knowledge base and allows high school students to observe how multiple hospital departments synchronize their operations to provide the best and safest patient care. The program ended on Aug 28th with students reviewing their experience with CEO Joe Freudenberger and receiving completion certificates.
The Junior Volunteers greatly appreciated the opportunity and commented how our program brought value to their future career path:
“I was able to see the pleasant faces and learn how important that is for making sick people feel better.”
“I am very thankful to OakBend for letting me see how the Operating Room works and learned about the different types of skills used in the Operating Room.”
“I am very thankful for this opportunity and this experience is going to help me when I actually get into the healthcare career.”
“All the speakers provided valuable information and I enjoyed hearing about the Air Ambulance program and their exciting career path and the risks they take to save lives.”
In keeping with OBMC’s focus on community, Junior Volunteer Program is primarily meant for students residing in and attending high schools in OBMC’s primary service area, who can commit to two days per week during the seven week summer schedule. Any high school student who completed 16 years old can avail from this great opportunity to learn more about Healthcare professions and make informed decisions about career choices in Healthcare. To learn more about volunteering at OakBend Medical Center, click here.