Areas of Volunteer Service

There are many volunteering opportunities available in every part of the hospital. Please let our Volunteer Coordinator know if you have special skills (clerical work, retail sales, computers, etc.).

If you are assigned to a care unit, you may be asked to greet patients and visitors, answer phones and patient call lights, distribute patient education and safety materials, run errands, stock patient rooms, push patients in wheelchairs, assist patients and support their care, perform clerical work, liaison with family and staff, and/or assist Nurses and Clerks, as needed. Volunteers are routinely assigned to the following care units:

We also use volunteers in the following areas of the hospital:

  • Admitting & Patient Access

  • BabyNook Store
    Retail sales, utilizing cash register and credit card terminal, or working to inventory, stock, and price merchandise and gifts


  • Book Cart
    Circulate the magazine cart to all waiting areas throughout the hospital. Replenish and straighten current magazines in all waiting areas in the hospital.

  • Cancer Care
    Facilitate cancer support groups

  • Clerical & Administrative

  • Concierge on Second Floor
    Greet, direct and escort patients and visitors to the admitting area as they exit elevators. Assist families of patients in ICU in family waiting area.

  • Dog Therapy
    Visit with patients and staff within the Medical Center and at the Cancer Center in the Radiation Oncology Waiting Room daily, Monday – Friday.

  • Family Information
    Volunteers serve as a liaison between Surgical Staff and families/friends of patients in surgery. They provide refreshments, newspapers, and conversation to waiting family members and friends.

  • Floor Duty/Supervisors
    Assist in the Volunteer Office: answer phones, disseminate information, accept flowers for patients, computer work, photocopying. Run errands such as distributing patient mail, flowers, newspapers, disseminate magazines, etc. Perform tasks for other departments: compiling mailings and packets, filing, projects, and general clerical assignments.

  • Foundation
    Provider computer data entry support.

  • Front Desk Reception (Main Entrance)
    Provide concierge services, greet and direct visitors and patients, as well as escort patients and visitors as needed.

  • Gift Gallery
    Retail sales, utilizing cash register and credit card terminal or helping to inventory, stock, and price merchandise and gifts.

  • Hospitality Cart
    Set up coffee cart with supplies and offer patients coffee, cookies, and newspapers each morning.

  • Kid's Program
    Children’s magazines are available in the Emergency Department Waiting Room. Teddy bears, coloring books and crayons, stickers, and kid-approved band aids are offered to children who are patients, as well as their siblings.

  • Nutrition Services
    Clerical and computer tasks, administrative support.

  • SMILE "Students Making Illness a Little Easier" Cart
    Our teen volunteers visit patients with their SMILE Cart, offering complimentary items, such as puzzle books, hand cream and lip balm, to patients and their families, in addition to visitors in all waiting areas.