Guidelines for Adult Volunteers
Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program at Doctors Community Hospital! Our hospital enjoys working with dependable and friendly volunteers who complement the quality care provided to patients, families, visitors, and the community by our existing hospital staff.
The Volunteer Program at our hospital, in its effort to provide an efficient and competent volunteer team, follows a set of Guidelines for Adult Volunteers (see below). Please complete the Adult Volunteer Service Application or the Pastoral Care Volunteer Application and return it to Volunteer Services with the Letters of Reference. Also, plan to attend one required Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are held periodically; please click to see the orientation schedule.
REQUIREMENTS AND GENERAL GUIDELINES:
- The Adult Volunteer Program is open to all persons 18 years of age and over, who are able to donate at least 4 hours of service on a regular basis.
- Volunteers must complete and submit a Volunteer Service Application or the Pastoral Volunteer Application along with Two (2) Letters of Personal Reference.
- Volunteers are required to attend one Orientation Session. Day and evening orientations are held periodically throughout the year. On-the-job training will be provided in each department.
- Adult Volunteers must have a physical examination and blood test prior to entry into the volunteer program. Instructions will be provided at the Volunteer Orientation.
- All volunteers over the 18 years of age must consent to a background check.
- A Volunteer Interview must be scheduled to determine areas of interest after all the requirements have been completed. If you are interested in a specific area of service you should call to check, for example we do not have volunteers in the Lab, Emergency Room or Pharmacy and there are very limited space in Sterile Processing.
- Volunteers will need to purchase a uniform smock/jacket ($20) through the Volunteer Office. Checks should be payable to DCH (Doctors Community Hospital). Upon completion of the Volunteer Interview, a hospital identification badge and volunteer patch will be issued. Both must be worn at all times while on duty.
- Volunteers must strongly adhere to the confidentiality and privacy of all patients and staff.
- Doctors Community Hospital is not obligated and does not guarantee the hiring of volunteers into paid positions. A time commitment of 6 consecutive months or 100 hours of service is strongly encouraged.
- Volunteers who serve 4 or more hours a day are entitled to one free meal up to $7.
- Volunteers are welcome to attend any employee social function or training workshops.
- Volunteers will receive service awards after 100 hours of service. The service awards are given to active volunteers for milestone hours of service at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation.
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