LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 4, 2022) – CHI Saint Joseph Health’s 2022 Summer Teen Volunteer Program is accepting applications for teen volunteers to assist at local hospitals this summer. Teens ages 14 and older can apply to volunteer and serve this summer at Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, Saint Joseph London and Flaget Memorial Hospital.
CHI Saint Joseph Health’s 2022 Summer Teen Volunteer Program will include three different sessions for volunteer opportunities throughout June and July, beginning on Monday, June 13. Volunteer department placements are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saint Joseph London does not have set sessions and welcomes teen volunteers at any point in the year.
“Our teen volunteers are assets to our local facilities and the patients we serve,” said Leslie Smart, CFRE, president, CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations. “This program helps students interested in the health care field learn more about what it takes to provide care to patients and helps them strengthen their education and skills at an early age. It is a wonderful opportunity for these students to help others while also having the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a health care facility.”
Volunteers must be 14 years old at the time of their session start date to apply. Once the volunteer application is submitted, students will attend an online orientation prior to their interview. After being interviewed, the volunteers will be placed in different departments on a first-come, first-served basis.
CHI Saint Joseph Health teen volunteers help with various hospital tasks, including inpatient care and non-patient care areas. This opportunity allows students to gain career experience, fulfill community service hour requirements for schools or organizations, and strengthen their resumes for future college and job applications.
For more information about the CHI Saint Joseph Health Summer Teen Volunteer Program, contact Gretchen King, Manager of Volunteer Services, at [email protected], or call 859.313.1290.
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph East
Saint Joseph East is a 217-bed full-service community hospital located in the southeastern section of Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 1983, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky. At Saint Joseph East, ambulatory surgery, 24-hour emergency care and women’s health services are supported through a vast array of inpatient and outpatient programs.
About Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed hospital located in Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 1877 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a nationally recognized tertiary medical center. Saint Joseph Hospital is Lexington’s first hospital. The hospital’s original mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today.
About Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East
The Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East is a 16-bed Level III NICU located in Lexington, Kentucky. Established in 2010, the facility serves residents of central and eastern Kentucky and is a state-of-the-art hospital dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of women. The facility features patient- and family-centered design and amenities.