What We Do
Ambulatory Care – Outpatient Surgery Center
Provide support to Ambulatory surgery staff, interact closely with patients and families and assist with patient discharge. Wheelchair training is required. This department is open Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Care Ambassador at the Cancer Center
The Care Ambassador will also act as a liaison between patients, their families, and the hospital staff. Issues that cannot be resolved by the Care Ambassador will be referred to the charge nurse or volunteer manager. This position will allow for doctors, nurses, or other clinic professionals to utilize volunteers for teaching opportunities with new patients about resources. Must be 21 years of age. One shift per week for a minimum of six months. Available shifts are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We have two shifts available: Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. One training session with the trainer from Transportation will be required. This will be a 4 hour session (followed by a second 4 hour session if needed).These volunteers will be pushing non complicated discharges (IE no equipment going home of any kind) from their units to the discharge areas.
Interested in volunteering a few times a year? Or do you have a church group, fraternal organization or a group of friends looking to give back to the community? If so Volunteer Services has several opportunities for large groups to give back to the community by donating your time to ORMC. We also welcome art supplies, book, DVD, or magazine drives that benefit the hospital.
Food & Nutrition
Volunteers in this area help with preparation of patient meals, assembly of silverware, assist with special functions, work in the pizza shop, Oasis Café and Starbucks. Volunteers also learn essential nutrition concepts. Volunteers in this fast paced area must be able to stand for periods of time, be mobile and a team player. Flexible shifts are available Monday through Sunday.
In an effort to assist guests, patients and family members, these volunteers greet guests, answer questions, direct, and escort our guests to their destination. A knowledge of the hospital and excellent inter-personal skills are required (on the job training is available). The ability to stand and walk for long periods of time is required. Ability to discharge patients in wheelchairs (training provided). Some computer training may be required. Morning and afternoon shifts Monday through Sunday are available.
- Information Desk
- Surgical Waiting Room
- Emergency Room Greeter
We would love to have weekly scheduled volunteers to come consistently as well as episodic volunteers.
The Healing Arts program is designed to provide activities and healing music to patients in our hospitals. Volunteers are needed to take the "Art Cart" to patients and offer painting, braiding, sculpture, origami and paper crafts.
We are in need of local musicians to come and play music for our patients in waiting rooms, lobbies, patient and family rooms. Singers are also welcome to come and share their gifts. We would love to have weekly scheduled volunteers to come consistently as well as episodic volunteers.
High Tea at the Cancer Center
Volunteers serve tea to our patients on the chemotherapy and radiation floors weekly. These volunteers must be able to commit to attend each Thursday from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and/or the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Training is provided. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Hospitality experience is a plus.
Nursing Inpatient Unit (VIPS)
The function and goal of this service is to round on all non-isolation patients and provide a warm and caring touch to patients and their family members. These volunteers share our services and provide empathy through Art Cart, Pet Therapy, books, movies, or even just a listening ear. It also allows teamwork with the nursing staff on the various floors. Shifts vary as needed by the unit. Monday – Sunday.
Pet Therapy Volunteers
You must be at least 18 years old and your therapy dog must be a minimum of 1 year old, well mannered, well groomed, healthy and current on all required vaccinations.
You must be the owner of your dog for at least 6 months. Eligible therapy dogs must be able to Sit, Stay, Down, Come, and walk beside you on a loose leash.
You and your dog must be registered with one of the following national organizations:
Volunteers in this area assist the pharmacy technicians with assembling and labeling pre-packaged medications, and some clerical work. Basic computer skills are helpful but are not required. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday – Sunday.
Donations Needed for Volunteer Services:
- Art supplies – paints, brushes, canvas boards, yarn, embroidery thread, watercolor kits
- Portable DVD players
- Magazines (within 6 months of today)
- Polyfill (for pillows)
- Fabric – durable cotton 1-yd. minimum
- Chemo caps
If you see an area of interest, adults can apply here
Teenage volunteers can get more information and contacts here