LEWISTON – The Central Maine Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program includes new youngsters and seasoned volunteers. Junior volunteers range from 13 to 17 years.

Each summer, juniors contribute up to 6,000 hours of service to CMMC by running errands, performing clerical functions, covering information desks and other duties. They are trained to provide volunteer services in ancillary and direct patient care areas throughout the hospital.

The youngsters are encouraged to develop learning skills, make new friends, interact with employees and senior volunteers, ask questions and have fun. The volunteer experience also encourages them to learn about career opportunities in health care and to job shadow.

If they wish, they may volunteer at CMMC during school vacations and teacher workshops.

Participating in this summer’s program were the following: Brian McKeown of Lewiston, Rachel Larkin of Lewiston, Mindy Hodgkin of Lewiston, Heidi Bean of Leeds, Nina DeSoi of Greene, Ariane Bowie of Greene, Sucheta DeSai of Auburn, Ashley LaGrange of Lewiston, Lindsey Freeman of Minot.

Also, Megan McDonald of Hebron, Alyssa Barnies of Lewiston, Rudy Cyr of Auburn, Randi Record of Lewiston, Jasmine McLoughlin of Auburn, Joanna Hughes of Auburn, Andrew Eldridge of Gray, Lauren Carmichael of Poland, Bobby Logan of Lisbon, Zeke Pendexter of New Gloucester, Joe Ripley of Gray, Nathan Laliberte of Greene, David John of Monmouth.

Also, Eric Prue of Auburn, Emily Law of Lisbon, Morgan Nuzzo of Litchfield, Dustin Oberlander of Lewiston, Spencer Teixeira of Sabattus, Courtney Stewart of Lisbon, Kaylee Rushton of Lewiston, Kristina Chick of Lewiston, Christine Chamberland of Auburn, Michael Girouard of Mechanic Falls.

Also, Kyla Nutting of Lewiston, Becky Pelletier of Lewiston, Erica Belanger of Lewiston, Sara Rohman of Auburn, Jennifer Rancourt of Lewiston, Tyler Snow of New Gloucester.

Also, Krysten Applegate of Lewiston, Brooke Bernier of Greene, Morgen Bernier of Greene, Tammy Fecteau of Lewiston, Jessica Fields of Greene, Aaron Gilks of Sabattus, Bethany Goodwin of Lisbon, Courtney Haskell of Auburn, Katelyn Kirk of Leeds, Kayla Lajoie of Lewiston, Matthew Leveille of Lewiston, Amy Marron of Auburn, Kevin McKeown of Lewiston, Karin Skalina of Portland.

Applications for next summer’s Junior Volunteer Program will be available on Jan. 1.

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