Volunteering Makes the Heart Grow Stronger
At Wayne Memorial Hospital, volunteers are an essential part of our healthcare system. It is their caring and generous spirits that make a difference every day. Each year, over 140 compassionate volunteers donate over 20,000 hours serving as liaison between families and staff to lower anxiety levels, collating and filing documents, working in the gift shop, or serving as a guide to our guests. From customer service duties to clerical support, schedules are very flexible and the rewards are plentiful.
Enhancing the experience for our patients and their families can mean healthy rewards for you as well. It is well documented that volunteers help themselves to better overall health while helping others. Research has shown a significant connection between volunteering and good health. Volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression, and less incidence of heart disease.
Whether you’re a retiree with extra time or someone wanting to give back to our community, you too can make a difference.
How Do I Become a Volunteer?
To apply, you have several options:
- Download, Print, and Mail Application
- Call 919.731.6353 to Request Application
Once your application has been reviewed and outstanding references have been received, you will be contacted to meet with our office to determine if a mutually beneficial relationship will result from you joining our program. During the interview, together we will determine which area you will be best suited to support.
You may expect:
- Tuberculosis (TB) skin test and immunization review
- Criminal background check
- Orientation (3 hours)
- Departmental training
- Annual education and TB compliance