March isn’t just about March Madness and college basketball, for ACMCC it is the time when the HOSA students from the Allegan AESA join us for a few weeks to observe our segment of the health care field and to interact with our staff and residents! HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. For ACMCC, these students are the health care professionals of the future. Several of our current staff members participated in the HOSA program when they were in high school and spent time at ACMCC and then joined our team. Please welcome the HOSA students. There are about 58 of them spending time with us this month. Wow!
- Driver – for our Generations Clients
- Manicure Assistant
- Arts and Crafts Assistant
- Hair Dresser
- Resident Activities Support
All of the volunteer opportunities provide everyday social support by working one on one or small groups with residents and clients. “Last year our volunteers provided 3,320 hours of service,” said Bill Hekker, Administrator. “We couldn’t provide that little extra without our gracious volunteers.”
National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. It is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, demonstrating the enduring importance of recognizing our country’s volunteers for their vital contributions.