Volunteers over the age of 16 have the opportunity to serve as a communication link, support person and mediator between medical staff, patients and family members. Volunteers will visit each patient’s room to inquire if patients and their families have any specific needs, such as, a book, magazine, extra blanket, pillow or request to speak with their physician or nurse. Center for Women & Infants:
Volunteers serve as receptionists at the front desk (days, evenings, and various hours are available).Patient Satisfaction Rounds/Advance Directives:
Volunteers will have quality face-to-face interactions with patients on diverse units. They will have the opportunity to develop communication skills and provide education on various topics. Volunteers will identify patient satisfaction issues early in the patient's visit so that they may be corrected in a timely manner.
By helping patients complete an Advance Directive, volunteers provide a valuable service of assisting patients with preparing for a time when they are unable to make medical decisions by themselves.
Teen/College VolunteersWe welcome students age 15 and older to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours within a full school year or calendar year. Volunteers in our Teen/ College Program have previously assisted in many different areas such as our North and South Greeter stations, collating packets, activity cart, filing and more. Please call the Volunteer Services Department for more information 508-363-9434.
Summer Junior Volunteer Program
This is a program for High School students ages 15-17 to volunteer for 6 weeks during the summer. The applications must be received by May 24, 2013. Applications and Reference forms can be found in the Volunteer Office or by clicking here.
Message from the Manager of Volunteers
The Volunteer Department is dedicated to providing quality services and support to patients, their families, staff and the community. By giving the gift of their time, Volunteers contribute to the exceptional care and experience provided to patients and families at Saint Vincent Hospital.