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Hello! I am very excited to announce that I was chosen for a volunteer internship program that is partnering with a Non-profit organization called Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands. Check out their website if you would like to know ...

Hello! I am very excited to announce that I was chosen for a volunteer internship program that is partnering with a Non-profit organization called Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands. Check out their website if you would like to know more http://lssvi.org. When many people hear about the Virgin Islands they think about a vacation destination, and very few people realize that the indigenous populations of St. Croix suffer from one of the highest percentages of cognitive disorders and mental handicaps in the Western Hemisphere. The Lutheran Social Services organization has been serving the abused, abandoned and neglected children, pregnant women and families with disabilities for over 107 years.

 

During this internship opportunity I will be traveling with 6 of my Denver School of Nursing classmates and will be providing care to both the pediatric and geriatric patients with vulnerable needs. Over 40 students applied for this position and I was selected as one of the 6 to go. I am very blessed to have gotten this opportunity to volunteer the clinical skills I have learned in school to such a precious population. We will be there for 8 days in the end of March. During one of my clinical rounds I got the opportunity to work with mentally handicapped children and fell in love with them. Volunteering is something close to my heart and hope that this trip will only be the beginning of my volunteer work as a future nurse. 

 

My goal is to raise $1500 to help with costs and to help with the funds needed to donate medical supplies, equipment, and program support for the Lutheran Social Services in 2014. Every dollar helps! The deadline is February 1, 2014. I want to keep everyone posted on my trip, if you are interested let me know and I will add you to my email list. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your help!

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