Summer Junior Volunteer Program application deadline is Apr. 25

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Summer Junior Volunteer Program application deadline is Apr. 25 - Tuesday, April 19, 2011

(Apr. 19, 2011 – Slidell, LA) – Local teens 16 and older looking for a tremendous summer volunteer opportunity have until Apr. 25 to get their applications in for the Slidell Memorial Hospital Junior Volunteer Program.

There are a limited number of volunteer assignments available so early submission of the application packet is recommended. Applications are available at each area school, in the SMH Volunteer office or online at Junior Volunteers must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2011, attend a mandatory orientation on May 31st and volunteer a minimum of one four-hour shift per week.

The benefits of volunteering as a teenager are numerous and include:

· The ability to explore potential careers paths

· The opportunity to build contacts/references outside of the school setting

· Volunteers develop a reputation for "going the extra mile”

· They truly make a difference to others

· They gain a sense of satisfaction

· Volunteering looks great on resumes and college applications

Completed application packets with all forms, signatures, attachments and an essay on volunteering at SMH, must be received by Monday, Apr. 25.

For additional information, please call the Volunteer Office at 985-649-8531.


Slidell Memorial Hospital is a full-service 182-bed acute care not-for-profit community hospital located at 1001 Gause Blvd., in the heart of Slidell. Founded in 1959, SMH serves as a primary healthcare resource for families in St. Tammany Parish, La.; Pearl River County, Miss.; and the greater Mississippi Gulf Coast region. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Laurie Manley, Volunteer Coordinator Sam Caruso, Jr.

985-649-8531 985-649-8834


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