If you are looking for a way to give back to your community while using your unique talents, or you are looking to make new friends, consider volunteering at South County Hospital.
Our volunteers are a diverse group of dedicated, talented individuals who bring enthusiasm and expertise to the their work. They create a warm and welcoming environment at South County Health.
Many of our volunteers enjoy the opportunity to serve others in a healthcare environment. Our volunteers come from all walks of life -- senior volunteers who are retired to teenagers who are given a unique learning opportunity through our student partnership programs. The service our volunteers provide is important, and the friendships they make are long-lasting. Many volunteers choose to stay with us for years.
Volunteers who are placed in patient care areas make rounds and assist patients who might need special attention. They perform meaningful tasks, engage in conversation, and help make the patient's stay more comfortable. They may also help with clerical work on the nursing units. There are a number of departments in which our volunteers lend a hand.
As a volunteer you can feel good about making a difference. Each year South County Health volunteers are recognized at special events, including an awards ceremony.
Each year South County Health recognizes its dedicated volunteers at an awards ceremony, held in December. The event welcomes volunteers and their families, and a Volunteer of the Year is honored, among others. Photos from the 2018 dinner can be seen below.
We ask our volunteers to contribute a minimum of 100 hours of service, although we are flexible with those who relocate during the winter months and college students. Our goal is to place you in an area or department at South County Health that aligns with your interests and skills.
All volunteers complete an online orientation and receive training with a volunteer mentor in the department in which they are placed. In addition, each volunteer receives a uniform and identification badge to wear while volunteering. As a volunteer, you receive one complimentary meal during your volunteer shift.
Want to learn how you can become a South County Health Volunteer?
Please review the current volunteer opportunities, submit an application and join us at an Informational session, held at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month in the Potter Conference Center at South County Hospital. Information sessions are not held in January or July.