Service Spotlight: New York University Circle K

20 Aug

This Service Sunday highlights the efforts of Naile Ruiz, secretary of NYU Circle K. Below, Naile details her experience: 

From July 17th to July 29th, I volunteered with the Green Lion volunteer organization in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, which I signed up through International Volunteer Headquarters. From the various programs they had including food outreach, orphanage, and teaching english, I volunteered in the medical program. For two weeks I was stationed in an Orthopedics Rehabilitation Center and was able to aid the nurses in their daily patient rounds, mixing and distributing medicines, shadowing doctors as they perform wound care and physical therapists as they perform therapy, helping acupuncture doctors with the patients, and observing orthopedic surgeries. As a pre-med student, this was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my life, because volunteering in a foreign country was very different from volunteering in a hospital in the US. I was able to have constant interaction with patients and actively help the medical staff with the various procedures done in the hospital. The program itself allowed us to get quality volunteer experience while also giving us the opportunity to explore Vietnam and its amazing culture. My only regret is not staying for longer. “ – Naile Ruiz New York University Circle K Secretary

Great job Naile! Be sure to send us your own service initiatives or let us know of someone who you feel should be recognized, and they may be featured right here on NYCKI’s front page!