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Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

by Mary Ann Kelley

Kansas Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities for Homeschoolers

Meals on WheelsJohnson County

Johnson County Meals on Wheels needs your volunteer help delivering meals on wheels. Volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors once a week, once a month, or when available. Meals are delivered 10:45 am to 11:45 am, Monday through Friday. Routes are available in your neighborhood. Children are welcome to accompany parent or grandparent on the route. If you are interested or want additional information, please call Brandy 913-715-8866, e-mail or see our web page about Volunteer Opportunities

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Wesley Medical Center-VolunTEEN ProgramWichita

Do you have students looking to go into a nursing or medical career? Wesley Medical Center offers a VolunTEEN Program. VolunTEENS must be 14-18 years old and have completed the 8th grade to be a part of the program. Require students to have a negative TB test within the last year (and provide documentation of that), purchase a red Wesley VolunTEEN polo for $16 to wear with khakis as their uniform, and pick 1 or 2 days during the week where they can volunteer 8 am to 4:30 pm over the summer. During the school year VolunTEENS may come in after school, on weekends, or days off from school. VolunTEENS are an important part of the healthcare team and lend a helping hand in many areas of the medical center. As members of the Guest Services Department, VolunTEENS serve as ambassadors of the hospital while they give their time and talents. VolunTEENS are young, eager, bright and enthusiastic, they give a lift to patients and staff that no one else can provide! VolunTEENS make a commitment to volunteer for at least 50 hours a year after orientation. They perform functions that assist healthcare professionals and further enhance the delivery of quality patient care.VolunTEENS help: Escort patients by wheelchair, Run errands for all departments, taking responsibility of patient charts and other important documents, Deliver flowers to patients, and Give directions to patients and visitors. After their first year at Wesley Medical Center, VolunTEENS may work in other departments in the hospital that have requested VolunTEENS; such as Pediatrics, Emergency Department, MICU, Radiology, Surgery Waiting Room, Women's Hospital, and more.Currently have orientations scheduled May 31-June 6, 2016 from 9 am -Noon to accommodate all of our VolunTEENS. For more information contact Shanna at 316-962-3113 or via email at to receive the volunteer application.

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Wesley Medical CenterWichita

Wesley Medical Center is always looking for volunteers to help throughout the hospital. 1st year teen volunteers, VolunTEENS, help with patient transporting via wheelchair, volunteer in admissions, volunteer at information desks, and volunteer in Surgery Waiting room. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year VolunTEENS can volunteer in pediatrics, emergency department, MICU, Women's hospital, and other areas! There are scholarship opportunities for those interested in pursuing a medical or nursing education at a Kansas college.

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