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  • Rome Memorial Hospital’s new VolunTeens program offers teens unique service opportunity

    A new summer volunteer program at Rome Memorial Hospital will provide youths, ages 15 to 19, an opportunity to earn hours toward their high school community service requirements. Those accepted into the VolunTeens program will become a valuable asset to the hospital, its patients and visitors and experience a variety of activities in a hospital setting.

    Applications are now available online by going to the hospital’s website www.romehospital.org and clicking on volunteers. Deadline for submitting an application is Friday, May 19.

    VolunTeens will work as hospital ambassadors, including greeting visitors, interacting with nursing home residents, manning the hospitality cart and assisting the staff. There will also be opportunities for VolunTeens to attend classes related to healthcare topics and tour off-campus hospital services facilities. Participants will also receive a free VolunTeens T-shirt.

    The VolunTeens program will require participants to volunteer at the hospital four hours each week during 8 weeks of summer vacation, from June 26 through Aug. 18, for a total of 32 volunteer hours. The four hour shifts may be in the morning or afternoon, Monday through Saturday.

    For more information, contact Julie Chrysler, director of Education/Volunteers/Employee Health, at 315-338-7134; or Sue LoGiudice, Education/Volunteer Coordinator, at 315-338-7143.