Welcome to Benefis Health System. We are excited about your interest in our volunteer program.
As a volunteer, you will provide special services to both our patients and staff. By volunteering, you will enjoy meeting new people, feeling the satisfaction of helping others, and providing a valuable service to the hospital.
Where Can I Volunteer?
Volunteers serve in a variety of areas. Volunteering will give you the rare opportunity to serve in an area that best matches your needs and interests. Some people like to put their special talents to work, while others use volunteering as an opportunity to develop new skills. Whatever skills, talents or interests you have, we can find a volunteer position for you.
Some places volunteers may help:
Volunteers make hats for every newborn baby and blankets for NICU isolets.
A group of Volunteers use their time to call other volunteers and remind them of upcoming events.
Volunteers routinely provide patients, visitors and staff with snacks, refreshments and reading materials from the mobile coffee cart.
General Office Help
Volunteers assist in all areas of the hospital. They answer phones, file, handle mail, and do many other office tasks.
Volunteers assist visitors and staff as they purchase gifts and other fun items in The Shops at Benefis Health System.
Information Desk/Escort Service
Volunteers meet and greet patients, doctors, vendors and visitors and assist them by providing room numbers, directions, etc. Volunteers also escort non-emergency patients to various hospital departments and rooms, as hospitals can be very confusing places for visitors.
Young volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18 can assist in a variety of areas on both Benefis East and West Campuses.
Volunteers provide emotional support for patients and family members being treated for cardiac related illnesses. Mended Hearts volunteers have all experienced heart surgery.
Volunteers support Benefis Health System through patient/resident service and fund-raising.
Auxiliary revenues fund projects and purchase equipment+ which directly benefit patients and visitors.
Volunteers assist and visit with family and patients.
Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy
Volunteers provide assistance to patients and staff through a variety of activities including therapeutic recreation, social activities, art therapy and arts and crafts.
Some Volunteers staff patient waiting areas, such as the Oncology Waiting Area, ICU, Surgery Waiting Area, and Gift of Life Family Housing. They answer phone calls and serve as liaisons for staff and patients' families.
Telephone Line to the Community (TLC)
Volunteers call TLC participants. This is a vital person-to-person link many would not have otherwise.
Volunteers provide tours of Benefis Health System's East and West Campuses.
Volunteer visitors provide visitation and fulfill some patient requests. They assist with information needs (coffee, magazines, etc.)
Volunteers provide pediatric patients one-on-one attention.
Volunteers Rock and Read to babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Volunteers are trained and oriented to work on specific floors to enhance patient quality of stay. Examples: Dialysis, Ortho/Nuero.
Volunteers make hand puppets for children in the pediatric unit.
Volunteers provide a variety of opportunities for creativity and fun for the adult residents and their families at the Benefis Skilled Nursing Center.
Who can volunteer?
Both men and women, from the ages of 14 years to retirees, are welcome. You can bring your unique life experiences and helping hands to the volunteer program.
For more information about how you can become a Benefis Volunteer, call 406.455.5191 today!