If you are looking for a unique opportunity to serve others, and at the same time learn new skills, make new friends, or explore a future career path, consider volunteering at Union Hospital. According to many of our volunteers, there are many benefits to volunteering. The most significant benefit they receive from volunteering is a genuine sense of satisfaction from helping others. Our volunteers come from every walk of life and they appreciate the opportunity to help others, learn new skills and meet new people.
Volunteers feel a sense of belonging while serving on the volunteer team and enjoy many of the assignments available to serve varied interests. Our senior volunteers often tell us that they enjoy the opportunity to serve others now that they are retired. High school and college student volunteers have a unique learning opportunity to help them understand a healthcare setting a little more, while gaining volunteer service hours and giving back. This can be helpful as they sometimes consider a future career in healthcare.
Union Hospital provides its volunteers:
To learn more, contact Kathy Willoughby, Manager of Volunteer Services at (330) 364-0833 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With so many opportunities to volunteer, there is something for everyone, from high school students to college students and adults. At the time of your initial interview as a volunteer, we will talk with you more about these assignments and see what fits you and your schedule. View the list of Volunteer Assignment Descriptions now to learn about what volunteers do here at Union Hospital.
To become a Union Hospital Volunteer there are several requirements before you begin:
Most adult volunteers are here once a week for a three- to four-hour shift. However, some volunteers serve more than once a week. High school students volunteer typically once a week a two hour shift.
Student volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and in high school.
Volunteers adhere to the hospital's dress code policies that will be discussed in more detail during orientation. Each volunteer is provided either a UH Volunteer logo polo shirt or smock at no cost. Comfortable shoes can be worn with dress slacks or skirt. No denim or sandals permitted.
Volunteer Services does not coordinate opportunities to shadow at Union Hospital. To get information on setting up these experiences, please contact the Community Relations Department by phone at (330) 364-0884 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
Orientations are typically two hours and include shadowing experiences with other volunteers, wheelchair safety training, a hospital tour, review of policies and procedures, review emergency codes, infection control, service excellence training and more.
Due to the extensive start-up requirements, orientation and training to become familiar with your assignment, we do not offer volunteer positions to fulfill court-ordered hours.
Volunteering does not guarantee or open doors to employment. For information on completing an application for employment, click here. You will find information on what positions are available and completing an online application.
We ask our volunteers to commit to one shift a week or two shifts a month on weekends at a minimum. There is considerable time in becoming familiar with your volunteer assignment and going through the steps in the onboarding and orientation process.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. We hope you can become part of our team!
To contact volunteer services with additional questions, call (330) 364-0833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.