Local Junior Volunteers Complete Summer Program at Piedmont Newnan

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Pictured above (left to right) junior volunteers Kate Harris with Patient Access, Jordyn Riley with Supply Chain and Kemora and Lidia are about to eat lunch.

From Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Piedmont Newnan Hospital would like to thank this year’s Junior Volunteers that just completed their summer program at the hospital. The program is not an internship, but rather a volunteer opportunity for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students from Coweta County, as well as the children and grandchildren of Piedmont Newnan employees and volunteers. 

 “The Junior Volunteer program is a service to Piedmont Newnan and provides an opportunity for students to gain exposure to a hospital environment while contributing to their community,” said Jeannie Johns, Volunteer Services Specialist at Piedmont Newnan. 

Junior volunteers serve in various departments throughout the hospital, including inpatient floors, the Emergency Department, Supply Chain, the Mother/Baby unit, Engineering, Respiratory, Imaging, Cardiac, Dietary, Patient Access, EVS, and Rehab Services. Junior volunteers receive a free lunch and also build relationships through their experience. 

“Our program has so much to offer students that are looking for a career path in the medical field,” said Jeannie Johns. “They donate their time over the summer and bring so much joy to our patients and staff.  Students also have an opportunity to learn firsthand about different roles within the hospital and it helps them navigate career paths and college choices.  It truly is an awesome program for students and I love watching them grow and learn from it.”

Piedmont Newnan started the Junior Volunteer program to give students in the community an opportunity to explore a career in healthcare. 

“While volunteering with us, students may see themselves entering the healthcare field, or they may learn that it is not their calling,” said Johns. “It is good to have new experiences, learn what you are passionate about, and start making plans concerning your career path. In short, this is a growing experience.” 

Students that participate in the program commit to volunteering a minimum of four hours a week throughout the summer program, which is offered in June and July each year. 

If you have questions about volunteer opportunities at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, please contact Piedmont Newnan Volunteer Services at [email protected]. The applications for next year will be available in December, and can be picked up at the hospital’s front desk or by emailing Volunteer Services. The program is limited to a certain number of participants each year and students who are accepted must be able to attend a two-hour orientation the first week of June.

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