Daring to Care

Daring to Care student volunteers

If you're curious about a career in health care, or if you'd just like to make a difference for patients in our community, then we invite you to join Daring to Care, the student volunteer program at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. This eleven-week program is offered at multiple times each year and is open to junior and senior high school students or ages 15 to 18, in the Connecticut River Valley.

As a Daring to Care volunteer, you’ll learn firsthand what it’s like to work in a busy, modern hospital, assisting patients, families and staff every day – and gaining experience that will enhance your high school resume and college application. Daring to Care volunteers attend classes in basic health care skills such as communication, confidentiality, and more. Following the classroom work, students then have the opportunity to volunteer for rotations in various hospital departments and long-term care settings. What a great way to “test drive” a health care career, meet new friends, and make a difference for others!

As a Daring to Care volunteer, you will

  • Experience the health care field first-hand
  • Learn CPR, infection control and other clinical skills
  • Speak to and learn from experienced professionals
  • Help people in need
  • Explore different health care career options
  • Earn community service credits for graduation

How to join

Daring to Care programs run three times a year. To enroll, talk to your school guidance counselor or call our Daring to Care Coordinator in our staff education department.