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June 11th, 2009
Teens to volunteer at CTMC

CTMC Junior Volunteers. Front row, left to right: Danny Castro, Christian Zamarron, Jade Chavez, Jasmine Mendez, Brandi Markert, Edward Silva and Gabby Medrano. Second row, left to right: Jonathan Roppolo, Angelo Ortunio, Ryan Ferreyra, Nathaniel Applewhite, Damien Silva, Ryan Silguero and Aaron Silguero. Back row, left to right: Autumn Musick, Rebecca Cox, Gaige Musick, Zachary Lujan, Emilie Jezisek, Carlos Frausto, Matthew Ramm and Jacob Silva.

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Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) announced that 37 teenagers have signed up to participate in its annual Junior Volunteer Program.

The volunteers, ranging in age from 13 to 18, will spend five weeks assisting various departments at CTMC. They will spend approximately four hours a day, Monday through Friday, sharing their services with employees and visitors.

“These teenagers are learning important life skills, such as community service, common courtesy and business etiquette,” said Belinda Gardner, Director of Volunteer Services.

The program provides an opportunity for the volunteers to be exposed to various fields in the health care profession. Several participants are volunteers form previous years.

“This is my fifth summer to volunteer at CTMC,” said Sarah Martinez. “I like volunteering at CTMC because of the atmosphere. Everyone is so kind and helpful. The technology in the Medical Imaging department is very interesting to me. In the fall I will be pursuing a computer technology degree at (University of Texas at) Dallas.”

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