Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) is instilling the value of serving others in local youth. This summer 32 teenagers have selflessly volunteered their time to the hospital as part of its annual Junior Volunteer Program.
Each of the young students will spend five weeks assisting various departments at CTMC. The volunteers range from age 13 to 18 and each will spend approximately four hours per day, Monday through Friday, as they share 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 is just one of the many outreach opportunities that CTMC offers. It provides an excellent opportunity for each young person to be exposed early on to the various fields in the health care profession. Several of the young men and women are returning volunteers from previous years.
By CLAY DESTEFANO
Back Row – Left to Right: Tanner McGhee, Gaige Musick, Zachary Lujan, Joey Botello, Sarah Martinez, Rachel Crawford, Anthony Avila
Second row from the back – Left to Right: Jacob Silva, Adrienne Acosta
Third row from the back – Left to Right: Jeremy Regalado, Brandon Lombardo, Emeri Lombardo, Tanisha Botello, Rebecca Cox
Front row – Left to Right: Gabby Medrano, Brandi Markert, Vania Shapiro, Kamrey LuzaEmail | Print
Hi, my name is Vania Shapiro and that was my first time volunteering at CTMC. Although I would not like to work in the medical field when I am older, I think that volunteering at CTMC was a great experience. I believe that volunteering is a great way to get involved and help out in your community. I would definitely like to come back to CTMC next year! (I AM IN THE FRONT ROW, IN THE PINK SHIRT)
Hey Vania its Tiffany!
That’s so cool that you’re volunteering at CTMC and returning to volunteer some more! Helping others really is a great experience, as I’ve learned in the past in many NJHS service projects! I didn’t even know that you could work at medical centers, and that may be something that I will want to try sometime! Keep on being awesome (It’s impossible for you not to be)and I’ll see you soon!