volunteen scholarships

2019 Volunteen Scholarship recipients Jason Sumpeter, Verity Lai, AGCH VP of Philanthropy Montisa Phelan Lopez, Emma Holt, Jeremiah Hartford, Sara Tubeileh, Daniela Gomez, Rhoyalinn Cereno and AGCH Volunteer Coordinator Colleen Twomey.

Volunteen Scholarship Fund

Volunteer work is essential to the function of Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.Under the direction of Volunteer Coordinator Colleen Twomey, volunteers are responsible for greeting and directing visitors at the front lobby and Emergency Department, bringing a comfort cart around to patients, keeping inventory, working in the gift shop, and providing groomed pets for the Pet Therapy program among many other duties.

In addition to its wonderful adult volunteers, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is fortunate to have high school student “Volunteens” who set aside their valuable time during afternoons, evenings, and/or weekends to serve patients. For several years, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital has rewarded Volunteens with scholarship opportunities as they approach graduation. The Volunteen Scholarship Fund was created in 2018 to help provide even more support for Volunteens as they begin their journey with higher education.

While reviewing scholarship applications for the school year ending in 2019, the scholarship committee discovered just how incredible Volunteens are. Many have report cards filled with A’s, grade point averages at or above 4.0, several Advanced Placement classes, and extracurricular activities in addition to their time volunteering. Applicants’ essays highlighted several valuable and inspiring things they learned during their time in the hospital.

Due to generous support of the VolunteenScholarship Fund, each 2019 applicant was able to receive a scholarship in varying amounts between $750 and $1,500. If you would like to help support future graduates like these, please click here or contact us.