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Volunteer Opportunities

At Dameron Hospital, volunteers help provide the special touch that can make a difference in a patient's stay. Volunteering offers an opportunity for seniors, retirees, professionals, homemakers, and students to become involved in our community. Flexible scheduling is available.

The Heart of the Hospital

For nearly 50 years, the volunteers have been the "heart" of Dameron Hospital. Since 1957, volunteers have amassed over 700,000 hours of hospital service and donated over $1 million for the purchase of major medical equipment.

Since that first meeting, the group has gone on to provide more than just hours and money. Each four-hour shift, auxiliary volunteers walk an average of four-and-a-half-miles; each year they deliver more than 5,000 plants, flowers, and balloons to patients.


Requirements

To volunteer at Dameron, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be interested in helping others and meeting new people.
  • Minimum age of 18 years.
  • TB skin tests (PPD), blood test and background checks.
  • If accepted, attend hospital orientation and complete annual requirements.


Benefits

Volunteers at Dameron Hospital receive the following benefits:

  • Free meal per four-hour shift.
  • Informational luncheons.
  • Discounts in the gift shop (some items excluded), See's candy, amusement parks and other businesses.


Current opportunities

Ready to sign up? Take a moment to view a list of current volunteer opportunities.

Front lobby

Schedule:
Monday through Friday 
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. (earlier shifts available)

Duties:
Greet visitors and patients upon entering the hospital. Supervise information desk, check in patients and provide information to patients and visitors.

Escort

Schedule:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Duties:
Escort patients and family members to the proper place in the hospital. Deliver flowers, mail and admitting paperwork.

Surgery information

Schedule:
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Duties:
Serve as the liaison between hospital physicians, staff, and families. Provide information from the department to waiting relatives.

Gift shop

Schedule:
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
Hours vary

Coffee cart

Schedule:
Daily from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Duties:
Serves coffee to the patients and visitors. This service provides the opportunity to talk with patients and visitors.

Flowers

Schedule:
Mondays and Thursdays (flexible hours)

Duties:
Refresh and arrange flower displays throughout the hospital.

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