Candy Striper Program

The Wayne HealthCare Candy Striper Program is a volunteer opportunity that allows students to gain healthcare experience before post secondary education. A significant number of student volunteers have benefited from this program and went on to pursue nursing or other health related professions.

To participate students must be 16 years of age and older. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to work with various departments within the hospital. Volunteers will welcome patients and visitors, assist with delivery of care and support staff.

Student volunteers will be required to work at least three days per month between the hours of 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Wayne HealthCare course instructor, Sharlyn Hickey will work with each student to set a monthly schedule to follow.

Student volunteers will receive training for two weeks before working directly with any hospital department. Students will learn the proper way to care for patients, deliver flowers and assist nurses and other hospital staff. Student volunteers will work with staff on the medical and surgical floors, Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Physical Therapy and Special Beginnings.