ACH Offers Volunteers Opportunities
Alliance Community Hospital will host its monthly â€œVentures in Volunteeringâ€ orientation program for incoming volunteers on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 in the Conference Room 1-A in the Cafe. The program will begin at 4 p.m. and last until approximately 8 p.m.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Each month a â€œVentures in Volunteeringâ€ orientation program is held at the hospital to introduce potential volunteers to the mechanics of hospital volunteering. It is a mandatory program that covers everything from Planetree hospital concepts and patient confidentiality, to the benefits associated with volunteering at ACH.
Todd described ACH volunteers as a very determined and diversified group.
â€œWhether they are baking cookies, discharging patients, offering Soft Touch hand-massage treatments, assisting patrons in the Gift Shop or simply holding a patient's hand, our volunteers take their commitment very seriously and take great pride in the services they provide,â€ Marcia Todd, Coordinator of Volunteer Services at ACH, said.
â€œThey are more than willing to tackle a challenge and embrace the opportunity to make a positive difference in another's life,â€ she said. â€œOur volunteers consistently go above and beyond when it comes to the services they provide. We are receiving more requests from our staff for volunteers who are willing to spend time in patient care areas, but we tailor each volunteer's service to their skills and comfort level.â€
Todd listed assisting with financial projects, conducting pet therapy visits and providing research information as some of the other ways ACH volunteers serve hospital patients, visitors and Colleagues. She said volunteers will find the ACH volunteer program diversified and challenging.
â€œWe work with each volunteer's talents, skills and schedule when placing him/her in a service area. With more than 50 service areas to choose from, we are confident that we can provide every volunteer a position they will find both fulfilling and meaningful."
Please call the Volunteer Department at 330-596-7822 or 330-596-7821 with questions or to make reservations, since reservations for the orientation session are required. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.