Whether they are escorting a patient from admitting to another department, ringing up a sale in the Gift Shop or comforting a family waiting for a patient in surgery, Thomas Memorial Hospital volunteers are a vital part of our hospital family. This committed group of women and men provide the extra hands and hearts which allow us to deliver quality compassionate care to our community. Here is the process for becoming a volunteer (age 18 or over):
Volunteers usually work a 4-6 hour shift, one to two days a week. Volunteers are matched with their area of interest, day/time desired and position opening. Adult volunteers become a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. For over 50 years, the Auxiliary has been an active supporter of the hospital. The Auxiliary is a nonprofit, self-governing membership organization. It provides financial support for patient care projects, health care scholarships and community agencies. Membership dues are $5.00 annually.
Thomas Health offers a volunteer program for students ages 14-18 during the summer months only. Applications for this program are accepted beginning March 1st of every year. Students are encouraged to submit applications early because space is limited. You are given your choice of volunteering at either Thomas Memorial or Saint Francis Hospital. Students must commit to work at least 6 weeks/4 hours per week, from the middle of June through the end of July.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact Mary Williams, CDVS, Director of Volunteer Services 304.347.6655 or 304.766.3788.