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