Redwood Memorial Hospital has a very dynamic volunteer program comprised of many individuals of all ages. Our dedicated volunteers serve in several areas of the hospital and in the community as well.
Depending on individual interests, some of our volunteers work directly with patients while others provide invaluable assistance in hospital support areas or in one of our physician practices or community collaborative programs. Each year the volunteers raise thousands of dollars through our robust recycling program and gift shop sales. All proceeds benefit patient care and scholarships for care providers seeking future careers in health care.
How to Join Our Volunteer Team
We do request a minimum commitment of one year of service annually. Call 707-445-8121 ext. 7530 for more details. Click here for a volunteer application.
Situated in the hospital lobby, these volunteers provide general information and directions to all hospital visitors.
These volunteers provide Patient Care by supporting the Nursing and Nutrition Services staffs in the following ways: delivering warm towels to patients before meals, delivering patient flowers, cards, etc., delivering doctors' orders, lab specimens, pharmacy requests and charts to departments as needed, processing mailings, and completing special projects.
These volunteers keep all communication lines open between the surgical staff, family members and information desk; greet family members as they arrive in the waiting room and escort family members to the consultation room.
These volunteers are responsible for the retail sales of this shop. They handle payment transactions, wrap gifts, and prepare window displays.
Departmental support throughout the hospital
Volunteers provide non-clinical, administrative support to Radiology, Dietary, Administration, Medical Records, Patient Billing, Purchasing, and the Rio Dell Community Resource Center.
Spiritual health services volunteer chaplains
These volunteers provide non-denominational support to patients as requested. After completing an in-depth eight week course that prepares them for the position of Chaplain, they select a two hour block of time one day a week to visit with patients. These volunteers are trained to support patients and families through the grief process and to provide active listening, emotional, and spiritual support.
Community programs our volunteers support include
Ongoing fund raising events to improve patient care services at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka
Vial of Life community program
A volunteer committee ensures that vials are placed throughout the community in convenient locations and that they remain adequately stocked. These vials include a Health Information form which could save valuable time for paramedics trying to determine a patient's prior medical history (including allergies and medications).