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Process of Becoming a Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer is easy!

Once a person indicates an interest, they are asked to come to the hospital to meet with our Volunteer Coordinator. Paperwork is completed, such as a Volunteer application form, confidentiality form, background check, etc. and discussion is held regarding the volunteer opportunities available and what is of interest to the applicant.

We will always strive to match a volunteer’s interests with available volunteer opportunities. In addition, we will work around each person’s unique schedule and we are very flexible in terms of adapting positions to the number of hours each volunteer chooses to give. We understand and respect each person as an individual, with specific needs, desires and available time to give. We also welcome snowbirds who leave our blustery weather for the lure of the sun during the winter months!

A one-day orientation is required, and volunteers attend right along with new staff. This gives each volunteer the opportunity to begin to learn about the organization and begin to feel a part of it.

Following the general orientation session, specific training is provided in the area in which the volunteer is assigned. Training timeframes are flexible and based on the needs and comfort level of each volunteer. We all learn differently and at varying rates, and we let the volunteer decide when he or she feels they’ve had sufficient training. In many areas, the volunteers work together in teams, so there are many different people available to ask for assistance.

Throughout every step of the orientation process, training, and well after you become a “seasoned” volunteer, the Volunteer Services Director and Volunteer Coordinator are available for questions or consultation. We want to make sure that your volunteer experience is a great one!

Click here to complete the Volunteer Application Form.

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