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Volunteering question

sprinkibrio

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So, due to some rules at the hospital I volunteer at, my supervisors won't give me their phone numbers or email addresses. They could also just not give a damn about me... but we'll ignore that for now. A lot of times I can't volunteer (travel, sick, interviews, things pop up) and I have no way to tell them. Am I losing respect by the minute when I don't go? I really do feel like they don't give a damn if I'm there or not--I'm not under any supervision, so what I do is all self-saught out--so what kind of attendence do they expect? Should I work harder to arrange my travel around the volunteering, because I've lost all hope in letting them know in advance when I'm not coming...
 

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This is a question for the SDN personal problem helpline lounge. Wait, do we have that? Is this a pre-med question. :sleep:

Um, I don't know where else you would put it. Hospital... volunteering... extremely pre-med activity... You would think some pre-meds would have some advice. Just because I'm already in doesn't mean what I'm doing now isn't important.
 
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isn't there a volunteer coordinator? you could tell them. There has to be some sort of a phone number, because how did you originally sign up to be a volunteer? If you've already been accepted to a med school, I wouldn't really worry about not showing up. I know how useless volunteering at the hospital can be. they don;t notice you're there, and when they do, they give you crap work to do.
 
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