Welcome to the Providence Queen of the Valley Volunteer Services
- Are you looking for the kind of personal fulfillment that can only come from serving others?
- Can you offer comfort and support to patients and their loved ones?
- Are you a “people person” with good multi-tasking skills?
Then we invite you to become part of our team as a hospital volunteer! Volunteer opportunities cover a wide range of opportunities – from supporting the admissions staff in the main hospital lobby, to direct patient contact – in Herman Family Pavilion pre- and post-operative care, the Outpatient Surgery and Procedures Center, the Emergency Department, and Nursing Units – to non-clinical support in ancillary offices that support patient care.
How to join our volunteer team
Before you get started with the application process, please know that:
- Student volunteers must be 14 years of age and have parental permission
- We do request a minimum commitment of 100 hours of service
- Our volunteer program does not offer job training, internships or medical shadowing programs
- Be prepared to submit one reference letter with your application
Next steps – volunteer placement is contingent upon the following:
- Download, complete and return the Volunteer Application by mail or email
- Successful interview
- Cleared background check (18 and over)
- Health clearance through Caregiver Health
- Successful completion of the HealthStream exam based on the Queen’s regulatory and compliance requirements
- Completion of volunteer orientation
- Completion of department specific training
Please note: This process will take three to six weeks to complete.
The following volunteer assignments are samples of what may be available
- Serve as the first point of contact for patients and visitors
- Provide escort services for patients being admitted, discharged or needing to go to clinical areas for procedures
- Support the admissions staff
- Deliver flowers, newspapers, etc.
Patient comfort cart
- Provide magazines and books to patients, visitors and lobby areas throughout the hospital
- Offer a smiling face and conversation as comfort to patients
Patient care areas
- Assist nursing personnel with non-medical tasks
- Provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for patients, families and visitors
Departmental support throughout the hospital
- Preparing mailings
- Chart assembly
- Patient appointment reminder calls