When I started my college career in August, I received a volunteer position in the ENT Clinic at The James Cancer Hospital. With my position, I volunteer once a week for 2 hours. My duties include cleaning and stocking rooms, picking up any trash in the waiting room, restocking tissues in the waiting room, taking patients to check out, and completing any other duties that may be requested of me by the nurses or doctors. This position has allowed me to get a glance at what working in a hospital would entail, and has also solidified that the medical field is where I want my future career to be. Having this position has given me the chance to interact with the nurses there and has also given useful knowledge about how a clinic runs.
Through the MEDLIFE organization that I am involved with, we had the opportunity to go the the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and contribute with their first trunk-or-treat. In addition to the trunk-or-treat, there was also a food line. Some of us were assigned to pass out candy at the cars, some were assigned to serve food to those in line, and others were to work in the kitchen to help make food and clean up. This experience was one of the most amazing things that I’ve had the chance to be a part of. Not only did I get to further some relationships with members of MEDLIFE, but I also got to meet other volunteers at the food bank, and experience the great help that the Mid-Ohio Food Bank provides to others. This opportunity opened up an interest for me that I didn’t know was there, and showed me that volunteering at the food bank is something that I definitely want to look in to for a future, long-term activity.