Making a Difference in our Community
Did you know volunteering is good for your own health? Volunteers benefit from physical movement, emotional connections, and build friendships. Volunteering builds self-esteem and enables you to gain personal satisfaction. The DHC Hospital District depends on volunteers to add a special touch of friendliness and service to our patients, residents, their families, and staff. Volunteers must be a minimum of age 16, mobile, have adequate hearing, able to drive to your work location, bilingual language is a plus, and able to work a 4-hour shift once a week. Most volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday. High School & College students will be scheduled for shorter hours to coordinate with their class schedule.
Volunteers are onboarded with the same process that employees are:
- Volunteer Application and Background Check forms processed
- TB test & drug screen
- Photo for volunteer name badge
- Confidentiality HIPAA orientation to protect our patients’ and residents’ privacy
- Short orientation regarding uniform, parking, and tour of DHCHD campus
- Sent to specific training in the department where you will volunteer
Volunteer opportunities are open with 1) direct patient contact and 2) non-clinical areas. Current openings are:
- Greeter & Escort Volunteer – stationed at the ER/Admitting entrance to greet, give directions, and escort patients and visitors to their destination.
- Home Health & Hospice Department Volunteer – visit patients in their home, in Coon Memorial Nursing Home, and Legacy Assisted Living.
- Gardening Volunteers – you will be assigned to water in the courtyards one morning per week. This requires one hour or less (not the 4-hour shift mentioned above). These volunteers pull a few weeds, dead-head flowers, and have the joy of keeping the courtyards pretty for our patients and residents.
- Group Volunteering – church groups, 4-H Clubs, and friend groups can schedule to work on special projects such as planting, refurbishing outdoor furniture, window washing for residents’ rooms, hedge trimming, tree trimming, and various needs that arise. Students under age 16 can volunteer in groups with their leaders or sponsors.
Volunteer Resources is located in the Foundation office. Call 806-244-4571, extension 1987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering is not a guaranteed path to employment.
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