Volunteers are an important and special part of Wayne Memorial Hospital. Their generous donations of time and energy touch patients, visitors and hospital staff. Just a few rewards of volunteering include:
- Meeting new people
- Learning new skills
- Contributing to the community
- Sharing your experience and expertise
- Feeling a sense of accomplishment
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does a WMH volunteer do?
There are many possible volunteer assignments available that may meet your interests and skill level. These include:
- Greeting and directing patients and visitors
- Providing clerical and general assistance in various hospital departments
- Escorting patients throughout the facility
- Distributing patient mail
- Circulating the book cart throughout patient floors
- Visiting patients
- Providing general assistance to the nursing staff on patient floors
How old must I be to volunteer?
Wayne Memorial Hospital accepts volunteers who are at least thirteen years of age. There are three different groups of volunteers, including:
- Adult Volunteers (ages 18 and up)
- Teen Volunteers (ages 13 to 17)
- Special Project Volunteers (incorporate volunteer service into school/college projects)
- Hospice Volunteers (minimum age of 18 require; assist Hospice Team in delivering comfort care to patients during the last stages of terminal illness)
How can I become a Wayne Memorial Hospital Volunteer?
The easiest way to become a volunteer is to contact the volunteer coordinator who can assist you through the process, which includes:
- Being at least thirteen years of age
- Contacting WMH Volunteer Services by telephone (570) 253-8737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or more information
- Scheduling an individual interview, which will allow for discussion about your interests, scheduling needs, etc.
- Attending a Volunteer Orientation, which will provide you with the necessary information about the hospital’s policies/procedures regarding volunteers, health/safety, infection control, confidentiality, etc.
- Touring the facility with the Volunteer Services staff, which will help you feel comfortable in the hospital
- Obtaining more specific training that is related to your assignment
Consider becoming a part of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Volunteer team and share in WMH Core Values (CARES) – Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence, and Service.