It’s an opportunity to do something meaningful. It’s a way to give back to the community. Whatever the reason, Hamilton Medical Center volunteers are a vital part of our patient care team and receive a deep, personal satisfaction from helping those in need. Since 1955, volunteers have served Hamilton Medical Center in many roles. The scope of service continues to grow as the need for qualified volunteers increases.
As a volunteer, you can choose a position that’s right for you. Your help has a far-reaching, positive impact on everyone who enters our doors.
Submit an application and commit to serving for one year.
Come in for a one–on–one interview with Volunteer Services Supervisor.
Pass your health screening and background check. Get a flu shot & PPD.
Attend and complete an Orientation led by Volunteer Services.
Errands – Greet, direct, and assist families. Escort families around the hospital, make deliveries, transport guests to different areas, dismiss patients from the floor, take charts to the floor, etc.
Gift Shop – assisting with organization, shipments, sales, and customer satisfaction in the gift shop. Three locations to choose from.
Furry Friends Pet Therapy – Join our group of volunteers who provide comfort and care to lower the anxiety of our patients, guests, and staff.
Patient Care Representative – Serves on our units to provide staff support by restocking the supply area and engaging with patients to see if they need anything.
Pastoral Care – CPE Interns (Clinical Pastoral Education) a program offered through Hamilton Medical Center for those who need spiritual counseling and bereavement support.
Hospice – sitting or visiting with patients, helping in the office. Hospice offers a wide range of support if you would like to be a part of the team.
OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
- Bradley Wellness Center
- Emergency Room (18 years of age)
- Gift Shop – three locations to choose from
- Hamilton Diagnostics
- Peeples Cancer Institute, Starbucks, Radiation
- Hospice – Patient and Office support opportunities available
- Information Desk
- MICU (Medical Intensive Care)
- NICU Cuddler Program (must be 25 years of age – wait list may apply)
- Patient Services Representative
- SICU (Surgical Intensive Care)
WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
Volunteering is not just for retirees. In fact, our volunteers are men and women of all ages – people in their 20’s, 30’s, and beyond, both working and retired. We also have a Summer Teen Volunteer program for students ages 16 and 17 during the summer months. Volunteering is for you if you’re interested in helping others and can set aside a few hours each week.
Our Adult Program is designed for anyone 18 years of age and older, college students, working adults, retirees, just about anyone interested in lending a hand to our staff and patients. Whether it’s greeting visitors, delivering flowers, visiting with patients, assisting with dismissals, or any number of other activities, you can provide a valuable and appreciated service.
SUMMER TEEN PROGRAM
Our Summer Teen Program begins June 1st and runs through the first week in August. Students 16 to 17 years of age who are eager to experience a medical environment are encouraged to apply. Each summer, ten students who meet the initial requirements discussed during the interview process will be selected and commit to serving 8 of the 9 summer weeks, 3 hours per shift for a total of 24 hours at summer’s end.
Applications for this program may be submitted by clicking on the volunteer application below and selecting the application for teen volunteers. If you are selected for the Summer Teen Program, attendance at orientation is mandatory. Each year, the orientation date will vary, and teen volunteers will be notified beforehand. The option to continue service after the summer months may be discussed individually.
As a hospital volunteer, you provide a service appreciated by patients, guests and staff. Hamilton Medical Center offers you a few perks as a “thank you.” Among the benefits:
- Complementary meal with each shift served
- Preferred parking
- Discounted membership to the Bradley Wellness Center (after 3 months of service with 33 hours of service)
- Discounts on non-prescription items in the pharmacy
- Annual flu shots
- In-service training and educational opportunities through Hamilton University
- Invitations to various recognition events and other hospital-sponsored social occasions throughout the year