The steps to becoming a volunteer include an application, interview, orientation and training. Volunteers usually commit to one shift per week, 2-4 hours in length and agree to fulfill this commitment for a minimum of 50 hours or 6 months of continuous service.
Volunteer position vacancies change regularly. Some of our placement areas include:
Complex Continuing Care (Chronic Care) – May include assisting with programs, visiting patients, assisting with meals, as required.
Diagnostic Imaging – Volunteers assist in the smooth operation of the Diagnostic Imaging department by escorting or connecting patients from the Registration Desk to different areas within the department.
Gift Shop – Volunteers work as cashiers.
Lobby Connections – Volunteers greet, assist and escort patients and visitors entering the Hospital from the Front Lobby.
Medical/Surgical Unit – Patients' water jugs are replenished, trays tidied and refreshments served in the evening.
Worship Services – Escort patients and assist the clergy member to deliver this weekly service to the patients. Piano players are needed as well.
Visiting Patients - We have two patient visiting programs for seniors at the hospital. Our Buddy program supports patients with dementia and the SMILE program helps prevent delirium and functional decline.
Volunteer Association Board of Directors – Board members provide services, fundraisers and the allocation of funds to projects within the hospital.