FAQ

How do I go about volunteering?

To get started, all volunteers must complete a formal application and interview process prior to serving at Community. This can take 8-12 weeks. Applications are available at any of our three main hospitals, or you may print one from the file on this page.

Please read the application cover letter carefully and return the completed application to the Volunteer Services department at the facility where you want to volunuteer.

After your application has been submitted, call and request an interview.

How old must I be to volunteer?

At least 14 years old. Volunteer applicants who are 14-17 years old require parental consent and two letters of reference from school officials or other adults who are not members of the applicant's household.

What positions are available?

Many opportunities are available at Community. As part of the interview process, we will help find the right fit for you. Areas commonly supported by adult volunteers include our information desks, surgery waiting rooms and gift shops. Additionally, Community Regional Medical Center typically needs adult volunteers to help in our trauma and critical care building and to fill lobby concierge positions.

Junior volunteers generally "float" between a number of departments. Their assignments might include running errands, helping with patient discharges, assembling information packets, filing and making copies.

How many hours do volunteers spend at Community?

Individual schedules vary, but all volunteers must commit to volunteering a total of 100 hours to be considered for the application process.

What training does Community provide volunteers?

In addition to the experience gained by serving in the workplace, all volunteers complete a two-hour class to help orient them to their new role.