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Great River Medical Center Offers Summer Volunteer Program for Teens

February 11, 2010

Students who are at least 14 years old by June 1 are invited to apply for Great River Medical Center's Junior "Volunteen" program. The summer 2010 program is scheduled from Monday, June 14, through Friday, Aug. 6.

The program provides opportunities to learn about the health-care environment, gain work experience, fulfill volunteer requirements for school and service projects, and just have fun.  Positions for Junior Volunteens and parent/student teams are available at the hospital and Great River Klein Center. Students are scheduled to work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week. 

Teens must complete an application packet to be considered. Other requirements include:

  • Adult references
  • Background check
  • Minimum 2.5 grade point average
  • Participation in group interview
  • Participation in scheduled orientation class
  • Pledge of confidentiality
  • TB test and health assessment
  • Volunteer essay

The deadline for applications is Thursday, April 1; no exceptions. For more information or an application, please call Great River Medical Center's Volunteer Services at (319) 768-3340.  Applications also are available on Great River Medical Center's Web site, www.greatrivermedical.org.