This summer, 38 teenagers volunteered to make a difference in the community by participating in Central Texas Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer Program.
The annual summer program matches teens who range in age from 13-18 with members of the CTMC Auxiliary, people from the community who also volunteer at the hospital. This unique partnership lasts for five weeks and is credited with creating lessons in courtesy, professionalism and strong work ethics.
“We are so blessed to have such a great group of Junior Volunteers each year. This year’s group was incredibly helpful, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer group of teenagers.” said Belinda Gardner, CTMC Director of Volunteer Services.
The volunteers made lasting impressions on CTMC patients and staff, and were given the opportunity to learn from doctors and professionals in many fields.
The 2009 Junior Volunteers at CTMC were Adrienne Acosta, Nathaniel Applewhite, Cydni Carlile, Jorge Compean, Rebecca Cox, Rachel Crawford, Ryan Ferreyra, Clark Finn, Carlos Frausto, Jazmin Garcia, Yessenia Gonzalez, Emilie Jezisek, Brandon Lombardo, Emeri Mia Lombardo, Zachary Lujan, Brandi Markert, Sarah Martinez, Gabby Medrano, Jasmine Mendez, Autumn Musick, Gaige Musick, Joel Onyia, Angelo Ortunio, Matthew Ramm, Jeremy Regalado, Jonathan Roppolo, Aaron Silguero, Ryan Silguero, Damien Silva, Edward Silva, Courtney Walker, Joshua Hernandez, Haley Jackson
— FROM CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER