Over 40 Licensed Practical Nursing students volunteered their time at the Double H Ranch Helping Hands Work Day on Sunday, October 29. For the fourth year in a row, students had the opportunity to assist the organization in grounds maintenance, housekeeping, and a variety of facilities projects.
“I was a Service Coordinator for Prospect Child and Family Center and CWI, so I was familiar with the Double H Ranch,” explained Jason Gordon, full-time LPN student. “I know they do awesome work for the campers and anything I could do to help get them up and running, I wanted to,” he continued.
For students that were not as familiar with the camp, a tour was provided during the workday to share the story of the Double H Ranch and why it’s so vital to our community. “I think when the students know more about the camp, it makes them feel even better about their volunteer experience,” explained Kate Smith, Case Manager for the LPN Program.
She also shared that several of the WSWHE BOCES practical nursing students that have completed the nursing program and received their practical nursing certification, have gone back and volunteered their time as nurses at the Double H Ranch.
In addition to providing a helping hand to the organization, students also have great networking opportunities, as other local organizations like the Glens Falls Hospital often join in the work days as well.
On Sunday, November 13, another 40 to 50 LPN students will be joining efforts again to assist in a second Helping Hands Work Day. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit www.doublehranch.org for more information. All are welcome.