Teen volunteer opportunities abound at Banner Del E. Webb
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. (March 29, 2013) – Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, has a number of volunteer opportunities for teens ages 14 – 18 at the nonprofit hospital. Those interested in applying for a volunteer position or interested in learning about the many opportunities available should call Volunteer Resources at 623-524-4058.
Volunteering at a hospital can help high school students learn about the many career opportunities available in the health field from the clinical positions to the support service departments. The teens help in many of the same ways their adult counterparts do: driving courtesy carts, escorting visitors and patients throughout the hospital and helping in clinical and ancillary areas.
Recently, Banner Del E. Webb hosted 90 teen volunteers and their parents at a presentation about ways to prepare for college study in the medical field, how to address stresses of college and work, regardless of profession, and how to make the most of their potential in every situation. Dr. M. Reza Kharrazi, medical director of Anesthesia at Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb, discussed these issues and also shared his own personal experiences that led him to success in his career. Attendees at this annual meeting also heard Lou Hart, lead counselor at Valley Vista High School, Surprise. Hart encouraged teens to find a career path they are passionate about.
In discussing the Teen Volunteer program at Banner Del E. Webb, Charlotte Confer, volunteer coordinator, noted: “Our current group of teens have given more than 7,100 hours of service at the medical center since May 2012. Our staff and adult volunteers are so thankful to have this opportunity to work alongside our community youth and to help provide a learning experience and tools for success that hopefully, they will be able to take with them as they embark on their journey beyond high school.”
The teen volunteer program at the hospital operates year-round. Applications for the summer program are now being accepted.
About Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center is a community hospital in Sun City West, Ariz. The hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery, heart care, Emergency care, cancer care, and obstetrics. Banner Del E. Webb is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit health care system with 23 hospitals in seven states. Supporting Banner Del E. Webb’s mission of excellent patient care is Sun Health Foundation, which encourages charitable giving to enhance health care delivery. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Webb or Facebook.