Glenwood Regional Medical Center's volunteer program offers opportunities and benefits to those wishing to donate their time within the hospital. The program includes Volunteer Services, the Auxiliary and the Youth Volunteer Program.Benefits are available in all volunteer programs. These benefits include:
- A meal ticket to eat free in the Glenwood Cafeteria after 4 hours of service
- Free flu shot
- Invitation to the Annual Awards Recognition Luncheon
- Invitation to fall chili supper
Glenwood Regional Medical Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for both teens and adults. You can make a big difference in the life of others by participating in one or more of the following programs.
Members of the Volunteer Services Program can help out in areas including the Hospital Information Center, Pavilion Welcome Center, business offices, and Medical Mall. Other areas where volunteer services are utilized include the following waiting areas: Surgery Waiting, ICU/CCU Waiting, CV-ICU Waiting and Emergency Department Waiting Area. The volunteers' talents and interests are matched with the needs of the hospital, and the two are brought together.
The Glenwood Regional Medical Center Auxiliary was established in the early 1960's to provide human resources for the hospital. This group of dedicated volunteers also holds fundraisers throughout the year to purchase equipment, supplies, and any other items that would help the hospital provide better service to the patients. Annual membership in the Auxiliary is $5.00 though membership in the Auxiliary is optional when considering the Volunteer Program at Glenwood. It is not necessary to belong to the Auxiliary to volunteer in other areas of the hospital.
Youth Volunteer Summer Program
Youth Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. After a successful screening process, Youth Volunteer’s perform duties that can help them prepare for the competitive job market. High School students can learn more about health careers by participating in the "AHEC of a Summer" program. Students who participate in the AHEC summer program can earn 1/2 unit of high school credit.
To become a volunteer, an application must be completed and returned to the Volunteer Coordinator. A personal interview is then scheduled. Volunteers must receive a TB skin test (at the hospital's expense) and attend the hospital Orientation prior to beginning their volunteer work. Volunteers under the age of 18 must receive parental consent in order to have the TB skin test administered.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Glenwood, call our Volunteer Coordinator at (318) 329-4375, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.