Working Together is Rewarding and Fun!
Every CHC volunteer should have these basic qualifications:
Interest, Positive Attitude, Compassion, Dependability,
Discretion, Knowledge, Ability, and Love.
Hospital affairs are strictly confidential and must be so regarded by all volunteers as they are by all other staff.
Given the sensitive highly personal nature of health services, CHC has an obligation to ensure that the legal, ethical and moral standards of confidentiality are upheld.
As a volunteer keep this simple code in mind:
What You See Here
What You Hear Here
What You’re in Here
Let It Stay Here
When You Leave Here
Volunteers are honored at a special luncheon in April during National Volunteer Week. This is the Health Center’s way of saying “Thank You” and “We Sincerely Appreciate All You Do!”
Courtesy Cart: These volunteers pass the refreshment cart to acute care patients. They serve coffee, juice, snack and magazines.
Gift Shop: These volunteers work in the Happy Heart Hutch from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each afternoon. The profits go toward leadership awards and health care equipment for patients/residents.
Driving for Blood: This volunteer drives to Jamestown to pick up or deliver blood to the bus stop. These are called usually on a short notice.
Lifeline: This volunteer places the Lifeline unit within the home of a client who has requested Lifeline.
Swing Bed Visitation: This volunteer visits with the swing bed patients – may read to them, play cards or whatever the patient chooses to do.
Short Term Commitments: These volunteers help register and serve lunch at blood drives and health fairs. They help with seasonal decorating, sit at the fair booth, and help with various fund raisers.
Beauty Shop: These volunteers are available Friday mornings to do manicures and fix hair.
Bingo: These volunteers come Thursday afternoons and assist the residents with Bingo.
Song Fests: These volunteers come afternoons for approximately 1-2 hours and provide entertainment for the residents.
Hospice: Some individuals find many rewards being a hospice volunteer. Volunteers are assigned to assist Hospice patients and their families on an individual basis. Training is required.
These are only some of the volunteer services we provide. If you have another interest please call Dorothy Fenske, Volunteer Director, and we can pursue another service.