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MRH Volunteer Program

What is an MRH active volunteer?
An MRH active volunteer is someone who devotes their time, skills and compassion in an effort to serve the hospital and the community. Active volunteers are not meant to replace staff but rather they are to engage in tasks or activities that support the staff and improve the patient experience.

A few examples of an “active” volunteer is someone who:

  • Volunteers up to 20 hours per year
  • Volunteers at two hospital/community events per year
  • Volunteers on 1 shift per month i.e. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Although active volunteers do not receive paid compensation for their time, they are eligible for other benefits; as outlined below.

 

What does an MRH active volunteer do?
The primary function of an MRH volunteer is to assist staff members when an extra set of hands are needed. For this reason, a volunteer’s job can vary from day to day or even hour to hour. Volunteers will be matched up with tasks that best fit their skill set.

Some examples of volunteer tasks include:

  • Answer telephone
  • Deliver flowers to patient rooms
  • Assistance with inventory
  • Office duties (sorting and delivering internal mail, filing, scanning)
  • Greet patients and family members
  • Assist patients/family members/visitors with directions
  • Socialize with patients and/or visitors (play games, tell stories, etc.)
  • Special projects
  • Volunteer with Hospital/Community events

Even though you are donating your time as a volunteer, the staff is depending on you! Please be present, on-time and engaged during the time you’ve committed to us.

 

MRH Volunteer Benefits
While making a meaningful contribution to the hospital and the community, active volunteers can receive many other benefits as well. As an active volunteer, you will meet new people, make new friends, get acquainted with the healthcare industry and build new skills.

Active volunteers will also receive:

  • Orientation and training
  • Periodic in-service training or workshops
  • Free flu shot
  • Free immunizations
  • Meal voucher for every four hours of service
  • An invitation to employee events, including the annual Employee/Family BBQ, Employee Recognition Ceremony, Christmas Tea and holiday party
  • Reference for employment and/or education programs
  • Awards for achieved levels of service hours

 

Get started!
If you are interested in becoming an MRH volunteer, please visit Human Resources for your volunteer information packet and application. Once your application is completed and received, HR will review your application and contact you to schedule an interview.

Still have questions? Email volunteers@mrhme.org or call Human Resources at (207) 723-7275 for more information.