Frequently Asked Questions
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A: Volunteers may also participate in activities that are not on a regular schedule at the hospital. These include knitting baby caps and blankets, music therapy, pet therapy, the Mended Hearts program, and helping with fundraisers like the annual Tails on the Trails event. Contact us for more information.
A: There are numerous benefits available to our volunteers.
- Contribute to your community
- Build friendships
- Career exploration for students
- Enhance your résumé
- Free social affairs and volunteer recognition events
- Free annual flu shot and TB test
- Auxiliary scholarship program
- Free meal and double hours for holiday volunteers
- Free coffee in the cafeteria
- Employee discount in the gift shop
- Employee discount in the cafeteria
- Employee discount at the Tri-City Wellness Center
- Auxiliary reserved parking spaces
A: Orientations for Senior Volunteers are held at the hospital on the second Wednesday of every month, from 9:00-11:00 am. Contact the Orientation Office in advance to reserve a space at the orientation. Orientations for Junior Volunteers are held periodically throughout the year. Contact the Junior Volunteer Program for more information.
A: We make every effort to place volunteers in their top choice of department. It is helpful to have flexibility in times available to work, as new volunteers are added to fill specific open time slots within each department.
A: Many volunteers work in more than one department or decide they would like to try a different assignment. New volunteers usually work in one department for six months. At that time, they may move to a different department or add a department to their schedule. This is done in discussion and co-operation with the chairmen of departments involved.
A: Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 100 hours per year (two 4-hour shifts per month). Most volunteers find it most convenient to work a 4-hour shift every week, for example “every Monday from 12pm-4 pm.” Days off can be arranged in advance by discussion with the Department Chairman.
A: Volunteer work is divided into Departments such as “Maternity” or “ER”. Each department is supervised by a Department Chairman, who is responsible for interviewing, training, and scheduling volunteers. Chairmen are volunteers who are very experienced in the department they supervise. They may be assisted by Co-Chairs or by department volunteers who act as trainers.
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