Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer Volunteer Program Wraps Up at Northwest

Northwest Hospital wrapped up its annual summer volunteer program Friday, and once again employees showed their commitment to mentoring and encouraging youth.

The 22 participants were ages 15 to 19 and worked in 21 departments ranging from the gift shop to the finance department to clinical areas. The students, who wore uniforms, completed a total of 1,950 hours, helping with tasks such as copying, answering phones and helping department employees with a variety of other needs.

“The students learned life skills and about potential careers in health care,” says Jennifer Terrell, the director of volunteer services and business outreach. “Our participants realized what it takes to be successful at a job and to see how the skills they learn in school are put into action in the workplace.”

Thanks to everyone who participated. The departments that had a volunteer are listed below:

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