October Volunteer Newsletter

Our volunteers are an integral part of Orange City Area Health System’s commitment to quality, compassionate patient care. Volunteers truly make a difference volunteer surgeryevery day – helping patients and visitors, working in the Gift Garden, serving as escorts and drivers, sharing their gifts with our patrons and employees, and serving our nursing homes, retirement community, and Hospice patients and their families with their time.

We would not be successful without our volunteers who give so selflessly of their time and services to Orange City Area Health System.

We offer rewarding volunteer experiences. We work individually with each volunteer to match his or her interests and skills with the right opportunity.

JR jan 2010 low resYour time can be the most valuable thing you give to your community. At Orange City Area Health System you can make a real difference in as little as a few hours a week. We can meet your schedule with day, evening, and weekend options.

Being an Orange City Area Health System volunteer is more than an opportunity to help others, however. It’s also a chance to meet new people, learn more about healthcare, and experience personal growth and satisfaction.

Give the gift of your time and talents. Become a valuable member of our Volunteer team. Call Mary Plathe, Volunteer Services Manager, at 737-5349 or email her at plathem@localhost for an information packet, application, or to learn more.

Please take a moment to complete the following volunteer application and checklist of interests. Be sure to specify the days of the week you are available.

You must have the willingness and ability to make a commitment to your chosen assignment. Consider carefully whether the time commitment will fit your schedule. Our staff, patients, residents, and families depend on you.

To ensure patient privacy, all volunteers are asked to sign a confidentiality agreement, and are expected to maintain a code of confidentiality regarding patients, residents and staff. Breach of confidentiality may result in immediate dismissal.

As required by federal law, all volunteers are required to have a TB test and complete a health questionnaire as part of the orientation process. Background checks may also be run on volunteers.

Thank you for your interest!

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  • Volunteer Interests

    The following are areas in which we have volunteer needs. If you do not see a specific opportunity you are looking for, please indicate your special interest or talent in the comments section below.
    I pledge to keep all staff/resident/patient/tenant information in strict confidence. I understand that any breach of this confidentiality will result in immediate dismissal.