Q: I am in the process of looking for a job and my schedule is flexible right now, can I begin volunteering?
A: We suggest that you concentrate on finding a job first, and then, once you have secured a job, you will have a better idea of your long-term availability and can determine whether volunteering will fit into your schedule.
Q: Is there a waiting list for volunteering at the hospital?
A: Volunteers who are limited to evenings and weekends may wait several months after attending the informational meeting before beginning to volunteer. Those who have weekday hours available can usually begin sooner, pending completion of the interview and screening process.
Q: How old do you have to be to volunteer?
A: 16 is the minimum age; opportunities for high school students are during the summer program.
Q: What is included in the health and immunization record review?
A: A general health questionnaire, a test for tuberculosis and a review and/or update of immunizations are required for all volunteers. Volunteers usually obtain their immunization records from their family, physician or school.
Q: Is there training required to volunteer?
A: When you are placed in an assignment, you will be scheduled for training in your assigned area.