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Volunteers & Auxiliary

Volunteers & Auxiliary

The Power of Volunteering

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.

What Does a CGH Auxiliary Volunteer Do?

  • Enhances the mission of CGH Medical Center: "To provide quality healthcare in a caring, efficient and cost-effective manner."
  • Adds a special touch of caring and attention for our patients, families and visitors.
  • Assists staff in providing a high quality of personalized care.  

Benefits of Volunteering

  • The pride of belonging to a tradition of 50 plus years of dedicated caring
  • Satisfaction from "sharing the gift of caring"
  • Sense of accomplishment from providing a meaningful service
  • New friends
  • Annual recognition event
  • Auxiliary Gift Shop discount

Become a Volunteer

Requirements

  • Adults: Paid Auxiliary membership and 2 references
  • Teens: Grades 9-12, 2 references, and copy of your immunization record
  • For both:
    Personal interview
    Orientation on hospital and Auxiliary policies and procedures
    Department specific one-on-one training 

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Reception Desk

  • Greet and escort visitors
  • Run errands
  • Wheelchair transport

Surgical Waiting

Register and host families waiting for patients in surgery

Keep track of families for physicians and surgeons

Advise families of surgery progress

Floor Workers

Deliver mail, newspapers and flowers

Emergency Department Liaisons 

Monitor traffic and provide information

Lend comfort to patients and families

Gift Shop

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.


Job Shadowing Program

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.


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