Recognized for its Neurosurgery and Spine programs, and named one of the Nation's best Children's Hospitals in neonatology and orthopedics, Wake Forest is a shining example of patient care.
For aspiring healthcare professionals, volunteering at a hospital such as Wake Forest is an excellent opportunity to add quality experience and education to one's resume.
The hospital offers volunteer opportunities in several capacities:
Adult volunteers, college student volunteers, high school senior volunteers, and a unique summer volunteer program.
Former teen volunteer, Erica Desai, was given the opportunity to begin her promising career in healthcare by volunteering at Wake Forest Baptist. Some of the responsibilities assigned to a teen volunteer, such as Desai, would include: working in various departments throughout the hospital. Volunteers experience working in the pharmacy, children's hospital, orthopedics, emergency room, cancer center, pediatrics, hypertension and vascular center.
The exposure in numerous departments to a young adult interested in the healthcare field is an excellent way to give students the firsts step in choosing a practical and fulfilling lifelong career.
For information regarding the Wake Forest Baptist Health volunteer programs that are available follow the link below:
The application process is simple! Once you are sure you have met the requirements as a volunteer (http://www.wakehealth.edu/First-Steps-to-Becoming-a-Volunteer.htm) simply fill out an application and authorize the hospital to perform a background check!
As a volunteer, please make sure you can commit to a four month period of working at the hospital, as this is a top requirement.
The benefits of volunteering at Wake Forest are numerous, with one of the most prevalent benefits, besides valuable experience, being references for future work and school. These references help give volunteers a foot in the door and the confidence they need for a bright future in medicine!