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How I spent my summer vacation

Each summer about 85 high school students from throughout southeastern Connecticut volunteer at Backus Hospital as Junior Volunteers. In addition to the usual responsibilities such as transporting patients and delivering flowers and cards, the young people are offered the chance to job shadow with Backus staff where they can learn about various specialties and careers at the hospital. One of them, Elise Vanase, directed and produced a video about the Junior Volunteer program as part of her job shadowing experience.