The Junior Volunteer Program at the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor provides an incredible opportunity for students to work with a number of health care professionals. The Program allows high school students to gain work experience and accumulate their community service hours by assisting staff in many areas. The residents, clients, and patients of the Hospital and Manor benefit from their interactions with the younger generation.
The 2015 Junior Volunteer Program will run at the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor from June 29th to August 28th. Junior Volunteers are students in and around the Almonte area who have graduated from Grade 8 or who are currently in high school.
The volunteers will work one week Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Four different job positions are available weekly for the Junior Volunteers to choose from. Students will be able to participate in areas such as Physiotherapy, Day Hospital, the Medical & Surgical Unit, the Obstetrics Unit, Rosamond Unit, Fairview Manor Recreation, Hairdressing, X-Ray, Administration and Volunteer Services. General training is provided to all our students, as well as specific training for individual roles.
Junior volunteers come away from the program with valuable skills, knowledge and experiences that can be transferred to future endeavors on their journey through life.
Students will leave with an appreciation for those in the health care system and a sense of accomplishment. On completion of this Program, students receive a letter of reference, certificate and a signature on their school forms verifying they have completed hours of community service.
The program is almost full for the summer. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 613-256-2514, ext. 2226 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.almontegeneral.com and click on the Volunteers tab.
Kelly Lewis is the Volunteer Services Coordinator
Melissa Costello is the Student Volunteer Leader for the 2015 Junior Volunteer Program.