Applications due November 30. Interviews & Onboarding to occur Dec/Jan. Orientation and Training begin January 17.
Objective: To positively impact the patient/visitor experience by providing for the spiritual well-being of the patients, families, and staff of Enloe Medical Center, regardless of their faith tradition, or for those with no religious affiliation.
The Spiritual Support Volunteer Program is a lay chaplaincy program that serves Enloe Medical Center by providing for the spiritual well-being of the patients, families, and staff of Enloe Medical Center, regardless of their faith tradition, or those whose spirituality is experienced away from religious context. The Spiritual Support Volunteer Team is an interfaith group of community members who provide services that are supportive, respectful, unbiased, and trustworthy, honoring all traditions and the great variety of ways in which we as people experience our spiritual lives.
The program multiple layers and levels to accommodate a diversity of volunteers and of patients. The three primary levels are:
- SSV Community Lay. These volunteers visit the hospital during a regularly scheduled weekly shift to respond to referrals and to round on patients.
- SSV Faith Specific. These volunteers visit only patients requesting a visit from a particular faith tradition. Volunteers are listed on a call list and come on an as-needed basis.
- SSV Lead. These volunteers take on more formal responsibility in the program and work with the Spiritual Care Coordinator to provide support and leadership. Volunteers in this role must have a formal background in chaplaincy or an advanced theological education.
Quick View of Timeline:
November 30 Applications Due
December 28 Interviews completed
January 17 General Volunteer Orientation 1:30pm - 4:30pm
February 3 SSV Training Course begins
May Volunteers trained and ready to report for duty
- Bereavement Support
- Crisis Counseling
- Patient Care
- Spiritual Healing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- TB Testing and Immunization Review