Volunteers come from all walks of life. They are homemakers, teenagers, career professionals, retirees, and employees. They share a common purpose to help others by giving of themselves.
Both adult and teen volunteers provide a valuable service to hospitals and the community by bringing a smile to a patient, by offering a helping hand and by sharing hope with anxious families.
Columbus Regional Health offers numerous volunteer opportunities, including in the Emergency and Trauma Center at Midtown Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital at Midtown Medical Center, the John B. Amos Cancer Center and Northside Hospital.
For 6 weeks during the summer, youths from ages 14-18 may participate in the Columbus Regional Auxiliary Youth Volunteer program. Because their duties require the same dedication and commitment as adult volunteers, these youth volunteers are carefully selected. Applications are available online and in the Auxiliary office from January to April 1. April 1 is the deadline for applications.
The program, which runs from June to August, is designed for responsible, mature teens who want to help others or explore a health career.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at Columbus Regional Health, contact Molly McVey, Manager of Volunteer Services, at (706) 571-1480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simply Better Youth Volunteer Program 2017
Columbus Regional Health Auxiliary has been sponsoring a Youth Volunteer Program for over 50 years. Our goal is to attract and retain youth volunteers who are passionately pursuing careers in healthcare. This year, we’re turning the program on its head and coming at it from a different direction than we’ve ever done. The program, which is highly competitive, has been revamped to offer the most comprehensive hospital experience we can provide.
This summer, each volunteer accepted into our program must commit to 2 weeks (10 consecutive business days) at Columbus Regional Health. We want our students to have a strong idea of all the different careers that are available to them in healthcare. During that time, students will experience multiple placements, including some non-clinical areas. The hours each day are 9am-3pm, so each student will accrue 60 hours of volunteer time during their program. At this time, students are not able to apply more than one rotation.
In addition to this enhanced experience, we have developed the Simply Better Youth Career Day, which all youth volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend. This one-time event will include speakers from CRH Research Institute, the stroke center, and an afternoon career fair in the Conference Center with action stations for 14 different departments in the hospital.
The deadline for application was April 1; applications have been reviewed by the selection committee, and invitations for interviews have been issued to selected candidates via the email given on the volunteer’s application. We are not accepting any more applications at this time.