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Junior volunteers learn at ETMC Crockett

CROCKETT, TEXAS - While many students take a vacation during the summer break, five teens will spend six weeks in June and July volunteering in various departments at ETMC Crockett.

ETMC Crockett Junior Volunteer Coordinator Sue Garrett said as of Friday, June 8, a total of five youth had signed up for the program.

ETMC Crockett admitting, volunteer hospitality cart, radiology, medical records, and the ETMC Rehabilitation Center are among the assignments for the students.

According to Ms. Garrett, a specialized orientation was held for the junior volunteers on June 8 that outlines all the aspects of the program.

"I try to place the youth in departments I feel will benefit them the most," she said.

crockett junior volunteers

The students are in high school and many have volunteered in the program before. This will be the second year Crockett High School sophomores Brook McCoy and Holly Caldwell have participated in the program. This year Brook is again working in the ETMC Rehabilitation Center. "I plan a career in physical therapy and I like helping people," Brook said.

Holly will be joining the team in the admissions department and will also assist volunteers with the hospitality cart. She said, "I enjoy helping people."

Jordon Hodges, a ninth-grade student in the Latexo Independent School District, will also work in the radiology department. He said this is his first year to volunteer and that he looks forward to the experience.

This is also the first year to volunteer for Latexo Junior Sarah Christine Miles who said, "I like working with people and look forward to the experience." Sarah will be working in the radiology department. Sarah's career plans include working in the ultrasound field.

Jordan Lee, a sophomore from Summerfield, La., will be working in the medical records department. He is visiting family in Houston County and this will be his first year to volunteer. "I think this experience will be very beneficial in my career choice as a family practice physician," he said.

The junior volunteers are provided an ETMC T-shirt and official hospital name badge. They work varied schedules generally consisting of three hours per day, two days per week.