Special Interest Volunteers
This placement provides an initial "first impression" to our patients and visitors and sets the tone of service excellence that each patient and visitor should anticipate.
Volunteers will help:
- visitors who need assistance entering and exiting their vehicles
- provide guidance to the Information desk
- offer directions to hopsital services.
Mended Hearts Volunteers are a collective of individuals who have had firsthand experience or exposure to the challenges of heart-related illnesses. At our hospital, Mended Hearts is a bi-monthly support group open to
- anyone interested in heart disease
- heart disease patients and their families,
- or one who supports another with heart disease.
Volunteers in this program join the group to share stories of experience and partner with those who are working to overcome the impacts of their disease.
The hospital introduced the Pet Therapy program in 2003. Currently, over 15 local dogs participate in our initiative to provide service and care. They are part of the certified pet therapy program that is welcomed and anticipated within our patient community.
Pet Therapy is believed to be a healing experience for patients. Visiting with animals can
help people fee less lonely and depressed
provide a refreshing change to the daily routine
offer love and affection that some patients may miss from their own pet
Pearlman Cancer Center
The Pearlman Cancer Center provides unique opportunity for Volunteer placement. Volunteer Services is open to discussing a specific interest with placements at Pearlman upon securing a screening appointment for consideration into the Auxiliary.
Current placement opportunities include:
- Art and Soul
- Chemo Cap Brigade