Looking to volunteer

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by Tesfanurse Tesfanurse (Member)

I am a newly graduated nurse. I have been working on my resume. There are plenty of job openings for new graduates. I feel that I became a nurse to help others. Even if I get a job, I have decided that I will volunteer. There is a hospital that has a nurse volunteer program. I hope they will give me a shot. Have any of you volunteered in a hospital before? What should I do to prepare if I get accepted?

BonnieSc

BonnieSc

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Just remember that you will be much, much more useful as a volunteer after you have several years of experience. Taking a couple of years to learn the profession before you volunteer isn't selling out. The first year is pretty difficult for the majority of nurses, it seems--don't spread yourself too thin. Concentrate on learning--that's my advice. And keep your ears open for volunteer opportunities.