Calling all students to be an important part of Aspirus’ care team

LAURIUM – Last year, 25 local students with a heart for helping others gained valuable, hands-on experience in the medical field through Aspirus Keweenaw’s Junior Volunteer Program. This year, Aspirus is bringing it back again.

“Our students had such a rewarding time learning from our providers and staff and we are so excited to offer this opportunity for our local students once again,” said Jenn Jenich-Laplander, regional communications and engagement lead at Aspirus. “It not only builds their confidence and professionalism working and talking with people, but it also gives them a chance to explore career opportunities that are available right here.”

The 10-week Junior Volunteer Program begins June 15, 2020, and is open to students 14 to 18 years old. Participants are required to volunteer for a minimum of one, three- to four-hour shifts per week, for the full 10 weeks. Shifts are available any time of day – morning, afternoon and evening.

The Junior Volunteer Program offers a variety of experiences such as:

-Staffing the hospital gift shop.

-Delivering information between departments.

-Engaging with patients.

-Helping out at Aspirus Outpatient Therapies and Fitness.

-Working on special projects.

-Shadowing staff.

Letters announcing the Junior Volunteer Program, along with questionnaires and application forms, have been sent to all schools within the Copper Country Intermediate School District. Completed applications can be mailed to Volunteer Services, 205 Osceola Street, Laurium, MI, 49913. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 18.

Volunteers are a vital part of Aspirus Keweenaw. In addition to the Junior Volunteer Program, there are many other opportunities for people of all ages to get involved.

For more information about the Junior Volunteer Program, or other volunteer opportunities at Aspirus Keweenaw, visit the volunteer page on the Aspirus website.