More than 3,000 volunteers give their time each week at Meridian Health's hospitals. Yet, we still need more people who are willing to lend a hand.
People choose to volunteer for many reasons:
Socialize with a variety of people
Obtain on-the-job experience
Participate in community events
Care for patients or help caregivers
Give something back to the community
Serve with a dedicated and caring team
To make a difference!
Southern Ocean Medical Center is fortunate to benefit from the service of more than 350 Hospital-based volunteers and 200 Auxilians, who invest their time and diverse abilities in Southern Ocean Medical Center and our community.
Meridian provides students with the opportunity to serve their community. Junior volunteers can work with patients directly, such as assisting caregivers on medical surgical units, delivering flowers, and helping with food services, or pre-admission paperwork. They can also perform duties that do not require patient involvement, like clerical tasks and assisting in the pharmacy.
While it is our privilege to have so many dedicated people volunteering throughout Meridian, there are some requirements that our volunteers must meet.
Each volunteer must agree to:
Maintain hospital and patient confidentiality
Comply with uniform dress code
Attend an orientation prior to training
Submit an application, health questionnaires and medical forms from a physician before volunteering
Comply with educational components as required by regulatory agencies
Give notification of absences
Junior volunteers must:
Must be at least 14 years of age
Fill out an application, which includes a parental consent and student evaluation form
Complete a health questionnaire and have it signed by a parent or guardian before training
Opportunities for volunteering are enormous. Hospital-based volunteers work within the Hospital seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm. Morning (8-noon), afternoon (noon-4), and evening (4-8) shifts are all available. Volunteers are asked to serve at least one four-hour shift a week, but are welcome to give more.
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the appropriate application below. Call the volunteer office at 609-978-3833 to set up an interview, and bring your completed application to the interview. We look forward to having you join our team of wonderful volunteers!