Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers work in many different areas of the Hospital. Every attempt is made to match a volunteer’s interests, skills, and availability with Hospital needs. The following are representative of some of our volunteer opportunities:

Aetna Foundation Children’s Center   Provide child care while parents are attending support/education meetings. Also provide clerical support to the staff. 
Admitting   Escort new patients to their rooms or other departments, and assist department personnel with clerical/registration duties. 
Cancer Center  Visit patients and provide assistance at lunch time, and provide support to the staff.
Central Service  Assist staff with a variety of duties, which include folding, labeling, stocking shelves, and making deliveries. 
Clerical   Assist staff in many departments with filing, answering phones, data entry, faxing, copying, sending reports, and other tasks as needed. 
Discharge/Escort Services  Transport and discharge patients by wheelchair, and help visitors find their way. 
Emergency Department  Provide assistance in a very busy area of the Hospital by transporting patients, running errands for staff, and providing non-medical services to patients.
Fitness Center  Assist staff by answering phones, making appointments, and performing other tasks as needed. 
Gift Shops   Provide personalized services to customers in the Gift Shops operated by the Auxiliary.
Guest Relations  Assist visitors at the Information Desks by providing patient information and directions. 
Hospital Information Systems  Assist with data entry and other computer-related tasks. 
Laboratory Services  Assist with filing, preparation, and mailing of surgical slides and reports. 
Lifeline  Help demonstrate, install, and maintain personal emergency response systems designed for the homes of the elderly and disabled. 
Music Is Healing  Play musical instruments for patients on the Oncology unit. 
Patient Representatives  Talk to patients and proactively anticipate and respond to the non-medical needs of patients in the Emergency Department and on in-patient units. 
Nursing Units   Assist the nursing staff with a variety of patient-related tasks such as transporting patients, running errands, helping at meal time, filling water pitchers, delivering mail, making beds, etc. 
Outpatient Clinics  Assist staff with greeting and assisting patients, and with patient registration and other clerical duties.
Rx for Reading  Read to young children in the Pediatric Clinic. 
Storeroom  Assist with the storage and delivery of supplies and materials throughout the Hospital. 
Surgical Waiting Room  Provide support and reassurance to families of surgical patients by keeping them informed. 
Thrift Shop   Sell merchandise to the general public in Repetitions, the thrift shop operated by the Auxiliary.