Patient Care Unit Volunteers
assist patients, families, and staff in the patient care area by performing safety checks and clerical duties, running errands, assisting with patient discharges, interacting with patients to make them more comfortable and ensuring patient needs are met.
The Cancer Care Center volunteers
provide assistance to staff in caring for patients. They will get nourishment and beverages for patients, offer comfort or other items as requested by the patient.
The Emergency Room volunteers
support patients and families in the Emergency Department, and assists staff by running errands and helping with variety of tasks such as bringing blankets to patients, searching for wheelchairs and other such jobs.
The Eucharistic Minister volunteers
distribute the Eucharist to patients who request and are able to receive it.
The Hospice volunteers
share their time and talents with Hospice patients and their families, providing companionship to patients and supporting caregivers and families in various ways (reiki, music, playing cards, reading, discussing hobbies, or just sitting quietly). Hospice volunteers receive ample training regarding basic Hospice principles and end-of-life care.
Patient Representative/Safety Support volunteers
meet and greet new patients, and introduce patients and families to the Patient Relations Program and the Patient Bill of Rights. They offer support, act as a resource and report any patient concern. These volunteers also check patients to ensure personal items are within reach, make sure patients understand how to utilize their call bells, and make sure their needs are met.
Ingraham Manor (Adult Care) Volunteers
assist the recreation and other staff in transporting patients, talking to patients, playing cards or reading to patients, and assisting with patient activities.
The Pet Therapy volunteers
bring their dogs to visit patients and offer comfort. Training and certification are required.
are certified reiki practitioners who provide gentle hands-on healing touch and relaxation to patients.
Tender Touch volunteers
are trained to provide hand and foot massages to patients.
are utilized as receptionists, assist with answering phones and perform various clerical tasks including mailings, filing, faxing, etc. In addition, volunteers with computer skills may be involved with various computer projects.
Volunteers in Receiving and Distribution assist in delivering packages and supplies to various departments throughout the hospital.
The Volunteer Process: For Adults (18 and over)
- Complete application
- Participate in interview conducted by Volunteer Services
- Have Medical Information form completed by your physician
- Have a TB test
- Attend/complete orientation