COVINGTON, Ga. – Piedmont Newton Hospital is accepting applications for the hospital’s annual Summer Youth Volunteer Program. The program is for Newton County 10th, 11th and 12th graders, as well as the children and grandchildren of Piedmont Newton employees and volunteers. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 4, 2022 at 5 p.m.

“The Junior Volunteer program is a service at Piedmont Newton and provides students with the opportunity to learn about a hospital environment while contributing to their community,” said Andrea Lane, Director of Community Relations at Piedmont Newton.

To participate in the program, students must commit to volunteering for at least 20 hours. New and returning junior volunteer applicants complete an application, submit letters of recommendation, and complete an interview before being invited to participate in the program. Upon acceptance into the program, volunteers must complete a mandatory orientation course, as well as all required medical examinations. Proof of being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine is required to participate, although booster shots are not required at this time.

Piedmont Newton started the Junior Volunteer program to give students in the community the opportunity to explore a career in healthcare.

“By volunteering with us, students can see themselves entering the healthcare field, or they can learn that it’s not their calling,” Lane said. “It’s good to have new experiences, learn what you’re passionate about, and start planning your career path. In short, it’s a growing experience.

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities at Piedmont Newton Hospital, please contact Lisa Brooks, Auxiliary Services Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator, at 678-212-7422 or [email protected] Program applications can be found at piedmont.org/newton.