For the second year in a row, Citizens Baptist Medical Center is launching a seven week volunteer program for teenagers. “Thanks to the volunteer program, area students will get a glimpse of what a medical career would be like as they serve others,” hospital spokeswoman Roxiann Ramsey said. “The purpose of the program is to give students the opportunity to work in a hospital setting. Students are able to work in clerical or special hospital unit positions providing non-professional services to patients, which they might not receive otherwise. The program, which is in its second year, gives students hands-on experience while encouraging and promoting dependability and service to others — two essential traits that will prove invaluable to them as they grow into adulthood.”
Volunteers must be at least 15 years old, have an A-B average in school, and be considered in good standing as far as conduct and school attendance.
“Many of our employees started out as teenage volunteers,” said Ramsey, who is also the hospital’s director of volunteer services. “I believe the teen volunteer program will play a vital part in giving teenagers the opportunity to be a part of community service. We encourage any students who are interested in the medical field to look into volunteering with our program.”
For more information, contact Ramsey at 256-761-4664 or e-mail Roxiann.ramsey.bhsla.com.
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