In 2018, South Central Regional Medical Center began a teen volunteer program in conjunction with its adult program. The Caring Teen Volunteer Program is open to local teenagers, ages 16 to 18. Along with providing volunteer opportunities, the teens are able to observe and develop new skills, network with medical professionals, become educated on the various careers available within the healthcare field and make new friends.
Bonnie Smith (left), Volunteer Services Coordinator, pictured with Lexi Chandler (right).
South Central Regional Medical Center wishes to recognize two of the Caring Teen Volunteers that donated over 100 hours of service during the 2018-19 year; Lexi Chandler, Senior at West Jones High School and Elizabeth Sullivan, Senior at Laurel Christian School.
Lexi served in the Pre-Operative Surgery Department. When asked what her favorite part of volunteering was, she responded, “I enjoyed meeting everyone that came through the Surgery department. I met patients, their families and staff at SCRMC. It was nice to lend support to such an important area of the medical center.” Lexi graduates from West Jones in May. She plans to attend Jones College in the fall and major in Nursing. Thank you, Lexi, for your service!
Bonnie Smith (left), Volunteer Services Coordinator, pictured with Elizabeth Sullivan (right).
Elizabeth served in the Emergency Department at SCRMC. When asked what her favorite part of volunteering was, she responded, “I loved being part of the Emergency Department because each day was different. I was able to learn many new things and enjoyed working with the staff.” Elizabeth is a graduate of Laurel Christian School. She plans to attend Auburn University in the fall and major in Chemical Engineering. Thank you Elizabeth for your service!
SCRMC’s Caring Teen Volunteer Program is designed to encourage teens in our community to join the volunteer team while learning about the various roles in healthcare and earning community service hours. Volunteering makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of others. Volunteering for SCRMC offers many opportunities of service for individuals, ages 16 years old and up. To apply, please visit scrmc.com/community/volunteers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-426-4704 today.