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 welcome and 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.
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 checks
- 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.
Job Shadowing is available for students ages 14 – 20. Job shadowing gives 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 by the school.
Junior Volunteer Program is our summer program for students aged 14 – 20. The program consists of 2 four-week sessions. Students may request the June or July session on the application. Applications must be submitted by the due date in order to be considered. 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.
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 for the School-to-Work program. Paperwork and attendance in our orientation program are required to be a part of this program.
We have several opportunities for students who are possibly interested in a career in healthcare or simply like helping others. To learn more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Angela Bowers by email or at 803.407.7130.
NCMH is proud to have local pastors who desire to serve the community through our clergy program. Any pastor serving in Newberry or surrounding counties is eligible to participate. Pastors take calls for one week at a time to serve the needs of our patients. Our pastors have also participated in special events, such as "Blessing of the Hands" for our staff. Our pastors are credentialed the same as our non-clinical staff in order to provide security and peace of mind to our patients. 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 Coordinator Angela Bowers by email or at 803.405.7130.