Summer Volunteen Program Application Deadline June 1, Orientation June 10

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 27, 2009 – Although the Southeast Georgia Health System Volunteen program at the Brunswick campus is open year-round, summer is a special time for the program, says Kristin Doll, director of Volunteer Services.

“During the summer we have a special eight-week program that allows teenagers to volunteer more hours than during the school year and in more departments,” Doll says. “Volunteering at the hospital or our Senior Care Center is a great way to help others, meet friends, and explore possible careers in health care. This kind of experience also looks great on college and scholarship applications.”

Summer volunteens volunteer for one or two, four-hour shifts per week. Volunteering opportunities are available in such areas as the Miriam & Hugh Nunnally Maternity Care Center, Pediatrics, Human Resources, Imaging/Radiology, Outpatient Surgery, Senior Care Center and more.

To qualify for the program, teens must be full-time students in grades 9-12, be 14 to 18-years-old and have a B or higher grade point average. They must also maintain high standards of contact and commit to volunteer a total of 64 hours during the eight-week summer session or a three to four hour shift each week if volunteering during the school year. Volunteens are also required to attend an orientation session where they must obtain a tuberculosis skin test—provided at no cost—and learn about the Health System’s safety standards and procedures. The summer program’s orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick.

According to Doll, the deadline to apply for the summer program is June 1 and space is limited, so teens who are interested should complete an application as soon as possible. Applications for the program are available at guidance counselor’s offices at all Glynn County High Schools or at www.sghs.org. For more information, contact Doll at 576-6405 or kdoll@sghs.org. About Southeast Georgia Health System

Southeast Georgia Health System is a not-for-profit health care system with multiple locations and services. The Health System has served the residents and visitors to the beautiful Golden Isles of Coastal Georgia and surrounding areas of Southeast Georgia since 1888. Headquartered in the historic port city of Brunswick, the Health System serves the health care needs of residents from eight counties in southeast Georgia - Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, and Wayne. For more information call 912-466-7000 or visit www.sghs.com.