The second year of the eight-week Summer Junior Volunteer Program at Pen Bay Medical Center (PBMC) draws to a close on August 17. Eleven students (pictured) ranging in age from 16 to 18 with an interest in health care and a desire to help others began the program at the end of June. Students on break from college, Belfast Area High School, Camden Hills Regional High School and Oceanside High School were accepted into the program.

“They are enthusiastic and excited to take advantage of the opportunity to experience the health care environment alongside a group of committed and caring healthcare professionals,” said Jamie Geretz, regional development officer for the Pen Bay Waldo Healthcare Foundation. “It’s a great opportunity for career exploration and for personal and professional growth. It also allows them an opportunity to give back and help others in their community.”

The junior volunteers have been assigned to two departments: radiology and the medical surgical in-patient unit. Junior volunteers work in one department in the morning and the other department in the afternoon one day each week for the duration of the program.

For more information on volunteer opportunities at PBMC, visit or call Geretz at 921-6707.