Teens volunteer at Hamilton for summer 2013

Friday, July 05, 2013

 From left are Stephanie Naguib, Lupe Santienban, Janet Leonides, Aja Gibson, Jada Stines and Angelica Rios. Jessica Sanchez is not pictured.
Pictured are teens who are volunteering with Hamilton Medical Center for the summer. From left are Stephanie Naguib, Lupe Santienban, Janet Leonides, Aja Gibson, Jada Stines and Angelica Rios. Jessica Sanchez is not pictured.

DALTON, Ga.– Since late May, visitors to Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) have been greeted by one of seven teen volunteers.

These volunteers, wearing red vests, are part of the Summer Teen Volunteer Program. They have been stationed at the hospital’s front entrance alongside a seasoned adult volunteer. Their duties include greeting visitors, escorting patients or guests to various departments in the facility or delivering cards and flowers. The summer program, which provides coverage from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, will be completed on Aug. 2

“Our teen volunteers become a vital part of our patient care team and receive a deep, personal satisfaction from helping those in need,” said Lynn Horton, Guest and Volunteer Services supervisor. “Their help has a far-reaching, positive impact on everyone who enters our doors.”

The program is encouraged for students at least 16 years old who want to experience a medical environment. Teen volunteers have the option to volunteer beyond the summer schedule by serving on the units, providing assistance to patients, guests and nursing staff.

Since 1955, volunteers have served Hamilton Medical Center in many roles. Their scope of service continues to grow as the need for qualified volunteers increase. For more information about volunteering at Hamilton, please call 706-272-6147.