National Park Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2017 Junior Volunteer Summer Service Program. The program, which will begin June 5 and end August 9, is designed to teach teens ages 14 to 18 about the healthcare industry through observation of various hospital departments including Emergency Services, Health Information Management, Human Resources, Outpatient Surgery, Cardiac Rehab, Marketing, Administration and more. “NPMC encourages students that may have an interest in the medical field to take advantage of this program” said NPMC director of communications & marketing, Mandy Golleher. “Junior volunteers can obtain first-hand experience with patient-care related services, but they can also opt to learn about what goes into the administrative side of what makes a full-service hospital run from day to day.”

Junior volunteers may volunteer at the hospital as little as one day a week for four hours, or as often as 4 days a week for 8 hours during the program’s tenure. They may choose to volunteer in only one department, or as many as 3-4 different departments. “We appreciate that some volunteers would rather work in departments that do not work directly with patients and we are always sure to assign those volunteers accordingly,” said Golleher. “We also do our best to get each volunteer at least one day in the department that they are most interested in.” The deadline for submitting complete applications is May 15. All applications must be accompanied by 2 letters of recommendation, proof of date of birth, and either a school transcript or most recent report card. The Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than June 3.

Interested parties should contact Golleher at 620-2705 or mandy.golleher@npmchs.com. An application is also available online at NPMC’s website at www.nationalparkmedical.com by clicking the “volunteering” link under the “community” tab. All program participants must attend a required volunteer orientation which will be held Monday, June 5, at NPMC.