St. Joseph's Mercy is accepting applications for the 2012 Junior Volunteer Program.
The junior volunteers work alongside the St. Joseph’s Volunteer Auxiliary and perform similar tasks. They do everything from stocking shelves and visiting with patients to answering call buttons and moving patients via wheelchair.
“We interview each of them and try to ask what their ambitions are in what they want to study in college. Then we try to put those who are interested in nursing or medicine in areas where they can actually see nurses and doctors at work,” said Susan Rima, Director of Volunteer Services at St. Joseph’s Mercy. “And the others who are not sure, we place in various areas throughout the hospital.”