Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. Volunteers say that it’s a personal fulfillment, which comes from helping others, is their greatest reward. Other volunteers look forward to the new friendships with fellow volunteers and staff members.
Many enjoy learning new skills and contributing to the community. Regardless of whether you are volunteering to gain new skills, meet new people or lend a helping hand, the volunteer program at LewisGale Medical Center may have a volunteer position to meet your needs.
We do understand your time is valuable and truly appreciate your interest in sharing your time and talents with our patients, families, and staff.
Must be willing to commit to at least one day per week or every other week for a 3-4 hour period.
Complete a volunteer application, orientation and pass a state background check. Application form and must have a TB skin test done and annual Flu Shot on acceptance of position - courtesy of the LewisGale Medical Center.
Plan to attend required in-service training, once a year.
Abide by all rules and regulations of the organization.
Recover wheelchairs from various hospital locations and assist in expediting our patients’ trip home by providing a wheelchair when needed.
Information Desk: providing customer service support to the Hospital's patients, visitors, and staff.
Greeters - Greet Patients and visitors as they enter the hospital. providing directions and Escorting patients/families throughout the hospital. Delivering flowers, mail and other items as requested.
Phones - Answers calling coming in to hospital and providing directions to everyone who needs it.
Floor Volunteers: Floor volunteers improve the patient care experience through attention to personal needs of the patient. Duties may include restocking supplies, patient discharge transport, providing administrative support, comfort rounding and answering non-clinical call lights.
Emergency Medicine: It can be very busy in the Emergency room; volunteers assist with non-clinical patient and staff needs in the emergency department, which includes triage, the waiting rooms. Volunteers re-stock supplies, round with patient/visitor and other thing as need by staff. Volunteers should be comfortable with a fast pace clinical environment that deals with a multitude of patients.
Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
Today, our health system has grown to include four hospitals, two cancer centers, six outpatient centers, and 700 affiliated physicians. Our expansive network stretches from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, giving us the privilege to serve more than 250,000 patients each year.