'Volunteens' log over 650 hours at McDonough District Hospital

Pictured, L to R: Iris McMeekan, Gracie Jones, Breanna Hall, Emily Sikes, Brylee Anselment, Katie Clark, Rebekah Fletcher and Alisha Clark.

McDonough District Hospital runs a Volunteen Program every summer during the months of June and July for student volunteers ages 13-18.

The program is a great way for students to help people and have fun while they also learn more about health careers and their environment. The 2017 program consisted of 34 teens who volunteered a combined total of 688 hours.

The Volunteens spent time in a range of departments: Acute Care/ICU, Food Services, Foundation, Inventory Control-Storeroom, Obstetrics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Services, Pain Management Clinic, Patient Financial Services, Plant Engineering and Public Relations. Volunteens also assisted Volunteer Services at the Reception Desk and Gift Shop.

A 2018 Volunteen application will be available online at in April 2018. For more information about the Volunteen Program contact MDH Volunteer Services at (309) 836-1579.

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