candy-striper

candy-striper

Usage notes: (informal)
a hospital volunteer, named for the striped pink and white uniforms worn by the young women who originated the role in the 1940's, typically junior high or high school students, who perform this service.
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Diane has worked in long-term care (LTC) for most of her career, starting off as a candy-striper in her youth.
If you ever wind up crunched in a hospital bed, I hope you get a real, jumper-wearing, freckle-flecked, big-eyed, wide-grinning candy-striper like mine.
I didn't have any significant introduction to the profession, other than that I had been a candy-striper in the hospital snack bar.
Larsen had worked at the hospital since the late 1960s, first as a candy-striper, a teenage volunteer, and then as a registered nurse after she got her degree at Lane Community College.
bodysnatched and the inane candy-stripers & the greedy and the