National Park Medical Center is now accepting applications for the 2018 Junior Volunteer Summer Service Program. The program, which will begin June 11 and end August 3, 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 are interested in the many facets of healthcare, to participate in this program,” said NPMC marketing and volunteer manager, Heather Buckley. “Junior volunteers have the opportunity to experience patient care-related services as well as many different administrative aspects of what make a hospital run on a daily basis.”

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 understand that some volunteers do not wish to work directly with patients, and assign those volunteers accordingly,” said Buckley. “We also do our best to provide each volunteer at least one day in the department they are most interested in.” The deadline for submitting complete applications is May 18. 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 8.

Interested parties should contact Buckley at 620-2705 or An application is also available online at NPMC’s website at by clicking the “volunteering” link under the “community” tab. All program participants must attend a required volunteer orientation which will be held Monday, June 11, at NPMC.