Some local teens chose to hang out with CCH rather than spend all their time at the pool this summer. Each year, about 40 local youth ages 13 to 18 volunteer for the health system performing various tasks in several departments as part of our Junior Volunteer Program.
“Our youth volunteers are really valuable. They help out with older residents at Pioneer Manor, greet patients at the information desk, and assist staff with administrative tasks. It’s really an enjoyable experience for everyone involved,” says Devon Boen, CCH
Junior volunteers also sell popcorn and help with the volunteers’ sidewalk sale to support the volunteer scholarship fund. This year, they can add “barista” to their duty list as they’ll take coffee orders for employees and make deliveries around the hospital. It’s a true win-win.
“They do it to give back to the community, to stay productive and to get experience in health care. About half say they are interested in careers in the medical field. They really seem to enjoy it,” Boen concludes.
Junior Volunteer Program Details
- First come, first served
- Applications available in April
- If interested, contact Volunteer Services at 307.688.1536 or visit www.cchwyo.org/jrvol
Did you know: Youth who volunteer are 19% more likely to graduate.
Source: Youth Services Association