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At MidHudson Regional Hospital, volunteers make a difference. Join our team of dedicated hospital volunteers and give back to your community. Learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy the feeling that comes from helping others.

Volunteers are utilized throughout MidHudson Regional Hospital in a wide variety of roles. The list below gives you a brief overview of only some of the departments and/or programs where volunteers provide their time and energy. We are continually developing new volunteer roles, so if you do not see the opportunity you are looking for, please feel free to contact Manager, Integrated Guest Services Jacqueline Forbes (jacqueline.forbes@wmchealth.org). Availability of assignments will vary depending upon the needs of a particular department or program at any given time.

(Note: Volunteers must be able to commit to at least four hours of service per week. Once you’ve submitted an application we will contact you only if you will be invited for an interview.)

Atrium and Directional Concierge: Greet and assist patients, families, and visitors in our Atrium lobby. Volunteers provide additional directions and way finding when our visitors need it most. Must have excellent communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills. Additionally, volunteers must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time. Training provided. This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Clerical Volunteers: Assist office staff throughout the hospital with clerical duties including filing, faxing, answering phones, data entry, running errands and greeting visitors. Strong customer service skills are required and knowledge of Microsoft Word is preferred. This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

ER Liaison Volunteer: Greet and assist visitors and patients to our busy Emergency Department. Volunteers are also needed to assist Nursing staff with providing an extra component of care and compassion to patients and their families. Volunteers will act as a liaison between patients and the ED staff. They will provide appropriate non-clinical opportunities at the bedside and in the waiting area to enhance the patient’s experience. Must be self-directed and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This opportunity is available Sunday thru Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Eucharistic Minister Volunteer: Roman Catholic who is a diocesan approve Minister upon being cleared by Chaplaincy leadership may volunteer under the supervision and scheduling of MHRH’s Chaplaincy Department. The Eucharistic Minister brings Communion to Roman Catholic patients and/or assists with Communion distribution at Mass.

Food Services Volunteer: Provides a variety of related services under the guidance, scheduling, and supervision of Food Services management. Duties include, but are not limited to, wiping tables, stocking, sorting, and assisting in the delivery of dietary items to patient care units in between meal passes. This opportunity is available Sunday thru Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Gift Shop Volunteer: Greet and assist customers in our busy gift shop. Volunteers also help maintain and organize the store and perform point of sale transactions. Must have an attention to detail with exceptional customer service and organization skills. This opportunity is available daily (every day) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Greenhouse Volunteers: Works in hospital greenhouse to grow and maintain plants that are sold at greenhouse sponsored plants sales. Monies earned are donated to the hospital Foundation for the benefit of MHRH’s patients. This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Information Desk Volunteer: Supports Guest Services staff by providing a variety of services including but not limited to greeting guests, delivering mail to inpatient areas, answering phones and providing way-finding assistance. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. This opportunity is available Sunday thru Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Inpatient Unit Volunteer: Works closely with inpatient unit staff and leadership to assist Nursing staff with providing an extra component of care and compassion to patients and their families. Under the direction of the nursing staff, in addition to providing non-clinical assistance to patients, inpatient unit volunteers can provide clerical assistance, stocking, and cleaning equipment.  This opportunity is available Sunday thru Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

LifeWings Volunteer: In an effort to improve patient safety by ensuring that accurate and effective communication of patient information consistently occurs, LifeWings Volunteers participate in an ongoing study and safety initiative by conducting audits off handoff communication between caregivers where patients are being cared for. Other duties include, but are not limited to, data entry and clerical duties. College students pursuing a career in healthcare, Communications majors, and/or students who are interested in research methods are encouraged to apply for this exciting and unique volunteer experience. Qualified applicants must be 18 years old or older.  This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Patient Representative Volunteer: Acts as liaison between patients, visitors, and hospital staff, keeping lines of communication open. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: visiting patients, providing information regarding hospital policies and patient rights and responsibilities, assisting with distribution of general information including patient service guidebooks and safety brochures, assisting in resolving problems, either by acting independently to resolve simple issues, or reporting a complaint to patient representative, or other appropriate staff member, and generally helping to ensure patient satisfaction. Minimum age requirement is 18 years or older. This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

PT/OT Volunteers: Help transport patient to and from therapy appointments and keep patient company between sessions. Assists therapists and other staff as needed and help maintain a clean and organized therapy area. Other tasks include, but are not limited to filing, data entry, and cleaning equipment. Minimum age requirement is 18 years or older. (limited positions available) This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Snack Cart Concierge Volunteer: Assists Snack Cart Concierge in bringing snacks and beverages to patients and guests throughout patient care and waiting areas. (limited positions available) This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Surgical Waiting Area Volunteer: Assist family members in surgical waiting area. Volunteer duties include answering waiting room phone, providing updates, escorting family members to recovery rooms and assisting visitors with navigating lobby area. Must be personable and patient with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Minimum age requirement is 18 years or older. This opportunity is available Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Transportation Volunteer: Works closely with and assists Transportation staff with transporting patients throughout clinical areas of the hospital. Transportation volunteers may also wheel discharged patients from their rooms to the patient pick up area. This opportunity is available Sunday thru Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.