Would You Like to Volunteer
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Newberry County Memorial Hospital offers many opportunities for you to share your time and talent through our Volunteer Program. Our volunteers pride themselves on working together to provide a comforting atmosphere for patients, family members, visitors, and staff. The Volunteer Service Mission is to complement hospital staff in upholding the hospital’s mission of providing exceptional healthcare with a personal touch to all patients. Wherever volunteers are needed, they are willing to lend a helping hand.
In addition to in-hospital volunteers, there are some who serve as community volunteers. Community volunteers crochet baby coverlets, hats, booties, and lap robes for our patients. These little extras make our patients feel special. Last year the volunteers donated over 300 baby coverlets and 138 lap robes.
We invite you to explore the opportunities below. If you see a program that interests you, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
The key to becoming a happy volunteer is to discover what you like to do and how that can benefit our Mission. Perhaps you enjoy meeting new people; if so, you may want to be a patient liaison or greeter. If you like to organize, you would be perfect in an office setting. No matter what your particular skill, we will work with you to find the best place for your volunteer efforts.
If you are interested in becoming a hospital volunteer, you need to:
- Submit an application online or at the hospital
- Interview with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services
- Have background and reference check
- Meet with Employee Health
- Attend orientation
Community Volunteers help with crocheting or knitting baby coverlets and lap robes for patients. Our patients are very appreciative of these gifts of love! Yarn is supplied for those who need it. We also benefit from the Linus Project. If you quilt or would like to make blankets for the Linus Project, we will gladly accept them on their behalf.
We have several opportunities for students who are possibly interested in a career in healthcare or simply like helping others.
Job Shadowing is available for students ages 14 – 20. Job shadowing give students the opportunity to see a particular job within the hospital for three hours. There is required paperwork in order to participate. You may sign up through your counselor at school or contact our Volunteer Coordinator. All students job shadowing during school hours must be approved through the school.
Service Learning/Internship is an opportunity for high school students to work at Newberry County Memorial Hospital during a class period for a semester and receive credit for that class. Students sign up through the School-to-Work program. Paperwork and an orientation are required to be a part of this program.
Junior Volunteer Program is our summer program for students age 14 – 20. During the seven-week program, students work in one department the entire time. Students must submit an application in February and March to be a part of this program. Orientation is in May and students are ready for work in June and July. Space is limited! This is an excellent program for those who want to enter the healthcare field. More >
Our volunteer clergy program is in conjunction with Interfaith Community Service. Local pastors sign up through Interfaith Community Service to volunteer at the hospital. Pastors take call for one week at a time throughout the year. The pastor must be available in when families request a pastor in the event of an emergency as well as minister to patients in the hospital. If you are a Pastor interested in serving NCMH, contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email or 803.405.7130.
Volunteering is fun and rewarding. To learn more, contact Volunteer Director Angela Bowers by email or at 803.405.7130.