December 20, 2021
Oak Hill Hospital’s Volunteer Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has relaunched its teen volunteer program.
Teens, age 16 and up, can volunteer to assist in specific areas of the hospital and complete projects such as volunteering at events, building patient information packets, and more.
Students are exposed to different healthcare careers and opportunities, in addition to earning the volunteer hours needed for certain scholarships. The Volunteer Association itself raises funds for scholarships through its gift shop and provides them to high school seniors planning to enter the medical field. The teen volunteer program is led by Lois Yencha, a former high school vice principal from Pennsylvania.
“The most important part of the teen volunteer program is that they bring joy to all those they come in contact with,” Lois said. “We wear bright yellow shirts to spread that cheer, and these teens really help alleviate those tasks that would otherwise be done by a caregiver, which gives them more time for their patients.”
Students interested in volunteering should call the volunteer office at 352-597-3038. Applications are also available at the North Tower Information Desk.