During my time at The Ohio State University, I have had volunteer opportunities that are logged below. Many of these opportunities are thoroughly explained under the “artifacts” tab. I plan to continue participating in any volunteer opportunities that I encounter.
My short-term volunteer opportunities include:
Wesley Glen Retirement Community – 20 hours
Star House – 9 hours
Steps for Sarcoma – 5 1/2 hours
Mid-Ohio Food Bank – 4 hours
Huckleberry House – 6 hours
Ohio House Rabbit Rescue – 2 1/2 hours
Long-term volunteer opportunities:
The James Cancer Hospital –
I have a weekly volunteer shift of 2 hours, and so far I have accumulated 61 hours.
I have completed one trip, “One Heartland”, accumulating 40 hours.
My volunteer opportunities have allowed me to gain skills of leadership, confidence, and have shown me how to interact better with others. My current volunteer position at the hospital has given me the chance to communicate with patients and helping them feel more comfortable during their treatments by offering them complimentary items. This has not only allowed me to help patients just by offering a listening ear, but also letting them feel a bit more a home during this time in their treatment. Having the ability to communicate with patients and truly understand how they’re feeling and know what they need to feel better during a situation is an important skill one needs to possess to be successful in the medical field and provide excellent care to their patients. This particular opportunity allows me to see a glimpse of how my future will look.
Attached is my resume listing my achievements and activities thus far along with my Linkedin profile: