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Hospital Helpers

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Hospital Helpers and its sub-program Veggie Buddies are programs targeted toward improving the health of the population. Our Hospital Helpers program serves as a liaison between Brandeis volunteers and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. We streamline the process for Brandeis University students to volunteer at the hospital. There are numerous positions in a variety of hospital departments.
Our Veggie Buddies program is partnered with Healthy Waltham and our goal is to encourage healthy eating and exercise to students in Waltham Public Elementary Schools in hopes of decreasing the childhood obesity rates. We also work with other Waltham Group programs to teach their students about healthy lifestyles.

Population Served: Newton Wellesley Hospital staff and patients, Waltham Public Elementary Schools, fellow Waltham Group programs
Community Partners: Newton Wellesley Hospital, Healthy Waltham, Waltham Public Elementary Schools
Transportation: Veggie Buddies transportation is provided by the coordinators. Students are expected to find their own transportation to the hospital.

How to Participate: Hospitals looking for Brandeis students to volunteer and Brandeis students looking to volunteer, e-mail the program coordinators at

Volunteer Time Commitment: The hospital requires one block of three to four hours per week. Veggie Buddies takes place several times a semester depending on volunteer availability.

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