I may be going to JHU in the Fall, if I get in and moving to Baltimore in July/August. I've been waffling on volunteering some place but then I thought I didn't want to volunteer some place for 4 months but 4 months is better than none?
If I don't get into JHU, I definitely want to volunteer as I'll be living here longer. I've found a couple places including Shady Grove Adventist and Hebrew Home in Rockville. Although I've volunteered in the past with the elderly, it isn't the area I plan to go into when I go into nursing.
I don't have any certifications (CNA and such) but I'd like some exposure to patients. A lot of the volunteer opportunities at other places seem to either be clerical (which is fine but not really the best type of volunteer work?) or translation (my spanish is spotty at best).
I also looked into getting a CNA but beyond it costing $1k to do last time I checked, Montgomery college isn't offering any courses anytime soon for whatever reason.
I work full time and I'm taking pre-reqs so the volunteer would either need to be weekends or possibly morning/evening.
Anybody have any ideas?