Volunteers key to health of hospitals

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SERIOUS WORK: Jared Haibon, of Warwick, standing, in clown makeup, is a junior at Rhode Island College and also works as a volunteer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
COURTESY LIFESPAN/BILL MURPHY SERIOUS WORK: Jared Haibon, of Warwick, standing, in clown makeup, is a junior at Rhode Island College and also works as a volunteer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
The days of the candy striper, those red-and-white-clad teenagers who became an iconic, pop-culture symbol, may be all but over but the need for what they did – serve as volunteers who helped ration the valuable time and attention of doctors and other staff – remains. Luckily, at least at local hospitals, the pool of…
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