Volunteering allows individuals to donate their gift of time by sharing their own life experiences and special talents with others. Morris Hospital is committed to placing volunteers in positions that best match their wishes, interests and availability, along with the hospital’s needs. In addition, flexible hours are available to fit busy schedules. Various assignments for volunteers include:
- Blood Drives – Register donors and offer refreshments.
- Clerical – Help various departments as assigned with filing, mailings and photocopying.
- Fundraising Events – Assist with Morris Hospital Auxiliary fundraising events such as the annual golf outing and bridge/Euchre tournament or the annual charity gala.
- Gift Shop – Cashier, inventory and stock merchandise.
- Lifeline® – Install personal response units in community members’ homes and provide assistance to subscribers.
- Patient Transportation – Transport patients to scheduled appointments by serving as a driver or assistant.
- Reception Desk – Provide assistance to patients and visitors in the Main Lobby.
- Sewing – Make knitted, crocheted and sewn items for newborns.
- Surgery Waiting Room – Attend and inform visitors waiting for loved ones in surgery.
- Courtesy Shuttle – Transport visitors from our parking lots.
- Patient Escort – work with outpatient staff to provide customer service for day surgery patients.
In addition to attending orientation, volunteers receive thorough training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities. Volunteers are also provided a uniform and picture identification badge to wear while performing volunteer duties.
Find out about the requirements and rewards of being a volunteer at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, you can fill out a volunteer application now.
Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity for teens who want to gain exposure to healthcare careers, those who require completion of community service hours, and those who simply want to serve others. In order to be eligible for volunteer service, teens must have completed their freshman year of high school. In addition to the standard service Auxilian requirements (see above), Volunteens must:
- Check with the hospital for age regulations.
- Fill out an application, which includes parental consent.
- Show proof of immunizations.
- Complete a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer services.
While it is a privilege to have so many dedicated individuals volunteering throughout Morris Hospital, we do ask our volunteers to meet certain requirements. Each volunteer must agree to:
- Maintain hospital and patient confidentiality.
- Comply with uniform dress code.
- Attend an orientation prior to training.
- Comply with educational components as required by regulatory agencies.
- Have a TB screening. (Provided at no charge)
- Complete criminal background check successfully.
- Be able to provide three references.
- Have an annual flu vaccine (provided at no charge) or comply with the Morris Hospital mask policy during flu season.
There are many benefits to volunteering. Volunteers have an opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills. Many find assisting others brings great personal satisfaction. Because Volunteers are one of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers’ most important assets, they receive the following rewards in appreciation of their service:
- One Complimentary meal in the Bistro Cafe on the day of service
- Volunteer Week Celebration
- Spring Appreciation Luncheon
- Free enrollment in Morris Hospital Fitness Classes
- FREE Flu Shots
- Hourly award pins
- Informative newsletters
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, click on the button below to complete our volunteer application.