Teens Utilizing Summer Break to Volunteer at Mahaska Health Partnership

MHP currently has 11 teens volunteering their time in different roles throughout the facility. Some of the volunteers include, from left: Jack O’Brien, BreeAnne Chism, Jeremy Hartl, Claire Carmichael, Jordan Silvers and Lauren Gorski.

MHP currently has 11 teens volunteering their time in different roles throughout the facility. Some of the volunteers include, from left: Jack O’Brien, BreeAnne Chism, Jeremy Hartl, Claire Carmichael, Jordan Silvers and Lauren Gorski.

MAHASKA COUNTY – Mahaska Health Partnership relies heavily on volunteers. This summer, the health system is pleased to have 11 teens volunteering their time on campus.

A variety of volunteer opportunities exist at MHP. Some are greeters at busy entrances where patients enter; escorting them to their destinations throughout campus. Other volunteers are Surgery Liaisons who provider regular updates to family members during surgery. Whispering Tree Gifts, the gift shop located right inside entrance #4, is also run by volunteers.

“We are always looking for more volunteers to help,” MHP Volunteer Coordinator Kim Langfitt shared. “We have never had this many teen volunteers at one time on campus. It’s exciting to see our local youth getting involved with their healthcare facility, whether it’s for career exploration or just an opportunity to give back to the community.”

Langfitt explained the parameters of volunteering. “We have multiple opportunities for anyone 16 years of age and older. Shifts are usually four hours long and are available every day of the week, but we can work with your schedule. All of our volunteers complete an orientation and I work closely with them to provide training and help familiarize them with campus. We appreciate all the help we can get from our volunteers!”

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Kim Langfitt at 641.672.3342.

Along with regular volunteers, hospice volunteers are also needed. Individuals wishing to volunteer for hospice opportunities must be 18 years of age and go through a screening process prior to interacting with patients. If interested in hospice opportunities, contact Lisa McNulty at 641.672.3266.

Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, call 641.672.3240 or visit www.mahaskahealth.org.

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