Student volunteers wanted at Griffin Hospital

Summer is here and for many high school students, the time off from school offers opportunities to build their college application credentials and gain  work experience.

Griffin Hospital in Derby offers students a variety of volunteer service experiences in a dynamic healthcare environment.

Griffin Hospital student volunteers can also serve as hospitality greeters, arts and crafts helpers, room service providers, clerical support, and providers of soft touch massage, Reiki or Therapeutic Touch.

Students are able to work in a variety of areas of the hospital including, distribution, dining services, medical records and the Community Health Education Resource Center.

Training available

Every student is trained to their particular service role so that they are comfortable and familiar with their work. Students must complete a comprehensive application as well as a health assessment form. All students are required to attend an orientation session prior to beginning their volunteer service where they learn about Griffin, the hospital mission as well has safety and volunteer protocols.

As an added incentive, Griffin offers scholarships to qualified student volunteers. For more than 40 years, Griffin Hospital has awarded more than 200 scholarships to students from the community in recognition of their outstanding service and contributions.

Applicants must be seniors in high school, completed a minimum of 100 hours of hospital service and be accepted into an accredited college/university in order to qualify for any of the scholarships.

For more information about the volunteer opportunities call, Tricia Brister at 203-732-7555.