Open yourself to a wonderful new side of life where the simplest acts bring the greatest joy to yourself and others. Delivering flowers to a new mother. Serving in our gift shop. Fluffing the pillow of an elderly patient. Providing directions to guests. Assisting a hospital staff member in a number of ways. By becoming a volunteer at Self Regional Healthcare, you open yourself to these new challenges and more. The Volunteer Services Department is committed to complementary support of the work of hospital staff and to the exceptional service of the hospital and its patients, while ensuring volunteers receive meaningful service and the opportunity for personal development.
The hospital has so many areas where you can use your talents and work directly with patients and their families, visitors or our staff. Before getting started, you will meet with a member of our Volunteer Services Department to discuss your personal interests and current openings. No matter how much time you have to give, Self Regional has a place for you. Volunteer opportunities are available during daytime, evenings and weekends. You can commit to as many hours as you like.
The volunteer program has been in operation for more than 35 years. Today, more than a hundred men, women and young adults volunteer on a regular basis, assisting with non-clinical duties. Our volunteers come from many different and interesting backgrounds. Some are retirees looking for meaningful part-time activities. Others are professionals who want to give back to the community. We even have high school and college students who want to help and get valuable experience for a future career. If you have time and compassion, are flexible and dependable, and have a sense of humor, you might be the right candidate.
Volunteers are an extremely important part of hospital operations. They do more than the traditional jobs of a volunteer. Today’s volunteers are better educated and more active. As a volunteer, you’ll find that even the smallest acts of kindness are rewarded with a smile, a word of thanks or a handshake. There’s also a sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment that comes from helping others. You’ll find the more time you spend with us, the more friends you’ll make among the staff, your fellow volunteers, and those we serve.
Here are some of the volunteer opportunities available:
You will receive other valuable benefits, including a free annual checkup, a flu vaccination and discounts at Wellness Works, Self Regional’s health and fitness center. You also will have the opportunity to join our Federal Credit Union. If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers, contact the volunteer office at (864) 725-4177. You can download an application here to print out, fill out and bring with you to the office.