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Methodist Fremont Health Volunteers

Volunteering at Methodist Fremont Health is your chance to be someone who makes a difference by helping others. Giving your time, commitment and compassion enables Methodist Fremont Health to provide added services that contribute to overall patient care.
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If you are interested in volunteering at Methodist Fremont Health, complete our online application.
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While volunteering at Methodist Fremont Health, you will have the opportunity to learn, explore health careers, make new friends, develop new skills and – most of all – enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others.
  • Description: Volunteers will assist administrative departments in paperwork, filing, organization, errands and other clerical duties as needed. The volunteer may be placed in Community Relations, Human Resources, Volunteer Services or other clerical areas throughout the hospital.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly and comfortable talking to patients, visitors and staff. The volunteer also needs strong organizational skills.

    Shift: Monday – Friday, as needed. Flexible days/hours.

    Description: A group of volunteers attend funerals of any of our past and/or current volunteers wearing their Methodist Fremont Health smock/polo.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly and comfortable talking to family members. Volunteers should be compassionate, caring, self-motivated and able to work with little direct supervision.

    Shift: As needed.

    Description: Volunteers providing companion care will sit with patients in their rooms, listen and talk with the patient. The presence and empathy shown by the volunteer can counteract negative emotions such as loneliness, sadness and despair, which can hinder effective treatment. Patient companions play an important role by encouraging positive emotions such as happiness and relief, which can speed up the healing process. Patient companions do not provide any type of clinical care or medical advice.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be empathetic, caring and compassionate. They must observe medical precautions, such as potentially wearing protective clothing, when encountering infectious conditions. They must be able to deal with all age groups and be able to deal with sadness, grief and death if they become close to patients.

    Shift: As needed.

    Description: Volunteers provide service and interaction with residents, including companionship, playing Bingo, cards, games etc. Volunteers may also assist residents to and from the in-house beauty shop. Volunteers also help set tables for noon and evening resident meals, deliver mail, newspapers or flowers to resident rooms. Round with a hydration cart. Resident manicures (nail painting only). Watering plants within Dunklau Gardens. Café Assistants to help hold tray and dish up the residents choosing of food.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly and comfortable talking to residents/family members and visitors. The volunteer also needs to be able to navigate around the hospital and Dunklau Gardens.

    Shift: Monday – Friday, as needed with flexible hours.

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    Description: Volunteers serve as a support person to the Emergency Department staff, assisting in any way the nurses, doctors and ancillary staff deem necessary, such as changing linens/preparing rooms for the next patient; as a runner; restocking rooms, etc.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment. MUST be 19 or older.

    Shift: Any day of the week. Flexible hours – days, early evenings.

    Description: Greets and welcomes visitors and staff to the gift shop; runs the register, assist with sales (in person, by phone, online); assist with delivery of flowers and cards to patient rooms; assist staff with checking in new merchandise and pricing; assist staff with inventory.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated and able to work with little direct supervision and be comfortable working with financial transactions, answering questions about merchandise, and general housekeeping in the shop (dusting, arranging merchandise, and replenishing merchandise), etc. Gift Shop Volunteers are required to complete PCI compliance training to work in the gift shop and be knowledgeable of the Standard Operating Procedures in the gift shop.

    Shift: Monday – Friday. 2 shifts – 9 a.m. to noon; noon to 3 p.m.

    Description: Volunteers will greet, guide and offer assistance to patients, visitors and staff throughout the hospital. Volunteers may assist patients by utilizing a wheelchair, escort assistance and rounding in various areas throughout the facility.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly and comfortable talking to patients/visitors. The volunteer also needs to be able to navigate around the hospital and offer directions.

    Shift: As needed.

    Description: Volunteers work under the supervision of the Hospice Department. Hospice volunteers are assigned tasks, such as clerical (filing, phone calls, etc.) or as comfort companions, spending time in the home with hospice patients and their families.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be compassionate, caring, self-motivated and able to work with little direct supervision. Additional training is required of hospice volunteers beyond the initial orientation.

    Shift: Flexible, per hospice needs.

    Description: Volunteers will visit patient rooms with Katie the Comfort Dog and her handler, to help enhance the patient experience and healing process. The dog visits also help to reduce anxiety and provide much-needed distraction from illness and hospitalization.

    Qualifications: Currently, this volunteer position is restricted to Katie the Comfort Dog who is registered as a therapy dog, has an accompanying trainer, along with the appropriate paperwork and required vaccinations.

    Shift: Program currently on hold due to the pandemic.

    Description: Volunteers work alongside of a physical therapist assisting with a variety of tasks including cleaning equipment between patients, restocking supplies for the therapist, remaking of beds, and may assist with clerical support. Volunteers will also set up a patient’s room prior to the physical therapist visit.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly and comfortable talking to patients, visitors and staff. The volunteer also needs to be able to move procedural equipment when needed, as well as pushing patients in wheelchairs.

    Shift: Monday – Friday, flexible day hours.

    Priscilla Flower Mission is a non-profit organization that had provided a vase with flowers to each inpatient room, every Saturday morning (October – May) for over 100 years. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the PFM provides a weekly floral arrangement that is displayed at the main information desk for patients, visitors and staff. In addition, the PFM has donated funds used for a variety of projects at the hospital and Dunklau Gardens.

    Description: Volunteers assigned to rounding will round within the hospital on each floor with a snack cart and offer bananas, apples, cookies, water and newspapers to any visitors. The volunteers will also deliver patient mail and flowers.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly and comfortable talking to patients, visitors and staff. Comfortable with handling money.

    Shift: Monday – Friday afternoons (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

    Description: Volunteers participating on special projects may work from their home, at MFH and/or at an off-site location. Projects may include sewing, coordinating/planning activities for volunteers, such as a walking group or social activities (BINGO, cards, movies, etc.). Projects may arise throughout the year from MFH departments and/or in collaboration with other community organizations. Pen-pal/Phone calls.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated and able to work with little to no direct supervision.

    Shift: As needed. Some projects may be 1 time a week (inventory of Clothing Closet), others may be 1 time every 2 weeks (such as prepping baby bags). Other projects may be as they arise.

    Description: Volunteers provide information, support and comfort to families when loved ones are in a procedure. Volunteers maintain a list of family members in order to facilitate staff and physicians finding family members. Volunteers make sure there is fresh coffee throughout the day along with cookies. Later shifts will clean up and assure everything is turned off.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly, and comfortable talking to patients/visitors, as well as being detail-oriented, ensuring the correct family members are paired with the correct physician during consultations.

    Shift: Monday – Friday. 2 shifts— 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Description: Volunteers provide tours to area school children to various departments within the medical center. The goal of the tours is to expose children to possible careers, present information on the health dangers of smoking and to alleviate any fears that a child may have when visiting a hospital/Emergency Department as a patient.

    Qualifications: Volunteers should be self-motivated, engaged, friendly, and comfortable talking to patients/visitors. The volunteer also needs to be able to navigate around the hospital and offer directions.

    Shift: Program currently on hold due to the pandemic.