New research shows that despite all the additional stresses of a difficult economy, volunteers are pitching in to help others in need. In fact, 1.6 million more Americans were served in 2009 than in 2008 - the largest increase in service since 2003.
According to a study released by the Corporation for National and Community Service, volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease.
Since 1957, CGH Auxiliary members have donated their time and talents to help their friends and neighbors in times of need. If you enjoy helping others and are looking for a worthwhile, rewarding way to spend your spare time, and possibly improve your health, the CGH Medical Center Auxiliary is perfect for you. Whether or not you have special skills to offer, you can find a way to be of service. You will train with experienced volunteers.
- Greet and escort visitors
- Run errands
- Wheelchair transport
Register and host families waiting for patients in surgery
Keep track of families for physicians and surgeons
Advise families of surgery progress
Deliver mail, newspapers and flowers
Emergency Department Liaisons
Monitor traffic and provide information
Lend comfort to patients and families
Greet customers and assist them in merchandise selection
Assist gift shop staff
Barnabas Chaplain's Assistants
Reach out to patients who are lonely, hurting and apprehensive through the ministry of visitationProvide literature about services available from the Chaplain's Office
Additional Areas of Service
- Computer support
- Telephone assistance
- Secretarial tasks
- Fundraising projects
- Health fairs
- Health screenings
- Sewing projects
- Scholarship Committee
"On-call" volunteers may be needed to assist with special projects and fundraisers.
CGH Medical Center is pleased to have a Job Shadowing Program. This program allows health professionals the opportunity to meet our staff and see how we do things at CGH by observing our day-to-day operations in your specialty or area of interest. For more information, email our Human Resources staff or fax us at (815) 625-6175.