Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

 

Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

Milton District Hospital

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Adult Volunteer Roles

The Milton District Hospital volunteers are highly visible throughout the hospital. We have almost 300 active adult volunteers who strive to enhance services which the Hospital offers to its patients by supplementing the work of our staff by spending the time to touch the lives of our patients and visitors by helping them throughout the Hospital.

We welcome applications from volunteers of varied skill sets. For those with healthcare degrees or certificates, please be advised that volunteering will not allow you the opportunity to practice or develop your clinical or technical skills, nor are our volunteer roles designed to be professional internship opportunities.

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 Unit – May include assisting with programs, visiting patients, assisting with meals, as required.

Diagnostic Imaging – Escorting patients to their imaging modalities, supporting staff.

Emergency Department – Provide support and assistance to staff, patients and families.

Gift Shop – The shop is run by the Volunteer Auxiliary. The shop sells numerous gift items, flowers, magazines and snacks, 7 days per week.

Information Desk – Greet, direct and provide general information to hospital visitors and out patients.

Medical Surgical Unit – Helping patients with fresh water and meals and assisting staff with non-clinical duties and tidying up as needed.

Obstetrics – Helping patients with fresh water and meals and assisting staff with non-clinical duties as directed.

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.

Youth Volunteer Roles

Milton District Hospital’s Youth Volunteer Program offers high school students a chance to be of service to the community, to learn the fundamentals of volunteer work and to be exposed to a health care environment.

Your assistance helps to enhance the service given by staff to ensure the best patient care! We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, dependable, sincere, able to accept supervision and are looking to actively participate in a valuable volunteer experience.

Opportunities for Youth Volunteers may include:

  • Assisting staff on the nursing units.
  • Acting as a companion to patients by reading to them, playing games and visiting.
  • Meal time support.
  • Serving customers in the Gift Shop and at the Information Desk.

All Youth Volunteers must:

  • Be at least fourteen years of age.
  • Be available to work at least one shift per week.
  • Complete a minimum of 50 hours or 6 months of continuous service before receiving written. confirmation for the hours.

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