Volunteering Opportunities

Spring Valley Volunteer Opportunites

Red Coats

Red Coats are essentially the escorts of the hospital. Red coats are responsible for the safe, effective and timely transporting of patients, specimens and supplies and paperwork between departments.

Qualifications:

  • Retired or semi-retired
  • Physical ability to walk extensively, stand and push wheelchairs
  • Friendly, outgoing, mature, positive oriented individual
  • Fluent English, bilingual skills helpful but not necessary
  • Flexibility assuming different roles
  • Provide comfort for patients and families in areas of responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transporting patients to and from rooms and departments
  • Transporting specimens from nursing departments to the laboratory
  • Transporting paperwork and supplies between departments
  • Providing information to visitors
  • Answering telephone and logging requests
  • Being a friendly smile to welcome people to the hospital

Hours:

Monday – Friday  |  8am –  4pm

Current shifts available are 8am – 12 pm or 12pm – 4pm

Flexible scheduling to the volunteer’s preference

Surgical Waiting Room/Hostess

The host/hostess are needed at the hospital on weekday mornings 8am-12pm. The role of the surgical waiting volunteers is to keep family members informed while their loved one is undergoing surgery by interacting with both hospital staff and patients’ family members.

Hours:

Monday – Friday  |  8am – 12pm

Gift Shop

Work as little as one, 4-hour shift per week! Great for retirees and students needing service hours. Flexible 4 hour shifts.

Hours:

Monday – Friday  |  9am – 1pm
(Saturdays are also available during peak holiday season.)

Hospice

Volunteers are a key component in the delivery of services provided by the hospice department that cares for terminally ill patients in their homes.

All St. Margaret’s Health Hospital volunteers receive thorough orientation and training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities. Uniforms and a picture identification badge are provided. In appreciation of their service, volunteers receive complimentary flu shots, a meal in the hospital on the day of service, and recognition for service hours

Peru Volunteer Opportunites

Red Coats

Red Coats are essentially the escorts of the hospital. Red coats are responsible for the safe, effective and timely transporting of patients, specimens and supplies and paperwork between departments.

Qualifications:

  • Retired or semi-retired
  • Physical ability to walk extensively, stand and push wheelchairs
  • Friendly, outgoing, mature, positive oriented individual
  • Fluent English, bilingual skills helpful but not necessary
  • Flexibility assuming different roles
  • Provide comfort for patients and families in areas of responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transporting patients to and from rooms and departments
  • Transporting specimens from nursing departments to the laboratory
  • Transporting paperwork and supplies between departments
  • Providing information to visitors
  • Answering telephone and logging requests
  • Being a friendly smile to welcome people to the hospital

Hours:

Monday – Friday  |  8am – 4pm

Current shifts available are 8am – 12 pm or 12pm – 4pm

Flexible scheduling to the volunteer’s preference

Emergency Room

High School students age 15 and older and College students can assist the ER staff by helping to make family members comfortable, cleaning exam rooms, answering call lights and transporting patients by wheelchair to other departments.

Hours:
Monday – Friday  |  4pm – 8pm

Auxiliary

Auxiliary members staff the hospital gift shop, organize fundraisers and provide clerical help for hospital activities. The Auxiliary has monthly meetings (September through May) at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

All St. Margaret’s Health Hospital volunteers receive thorough orientation and training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities. Uniforms and a picture identification badge are provided. In appreciation of their service, volunteers receive complimentary flu shots, a meal in the hospital on the day of service, and recognition for service hours

Monthly Meetings:
First Tuesday of every month  |  10am
(September through May)

Volunteer Application - Apply Online Today!

Thank you for your interest in filling out a volunteer application at St. Margaret’s.

This application consists of three sections. A general information portion, health history questionnaire and a tuberculosis screening section. You are not required to complete the health history or tuberculosis portions at this time. However, if you do not, you will be asked to fill them out just prior to your scheduled interview.

Upon submitting this application form, a St. Margaret’s Health representative will contact you to schedule an interview.

Volunteer Contact:

Carolynn Freed, Volunteer & Transportation Services Coordinator
 
St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley & St. Margaret’s Health – Peru
925 West Street | Peru
(815) 780-3387
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