Calling all humankindness volunteers
St. Rose Dominican volunteers help patients, visitors, employees ... and themselves.
At Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican's hospitals, volunteers are a vital part of providing care to our community. From our volunteers who work at our information desks and our nurse's stations, to our Pet Therapy program and working with patient families in our waiting rooms, our 200+ volunteers unselfishly give of their time and talent. We are grateful that they are part of our St. Rose Dominican family.
"There is nothing more rewarding than coming to work and being able to associate and work with people who want to be here by choice," said Jamie Olsen, Director of Volunteer Services. "Our volunteers graciously give of their time and are happy to serve others. They provide our hospitals with a service that is intangible; their positive attitudes and the care they show are evident in every department they work for. We are lucky to have them and we absolutely love them!"
If you are interested in volunteering, consider this:
- You will gain the satisfaction that comes from knowing you make a difference to patients, staff and the community
- You will expand your life experiences and skills
- You will find a rewarding change of pace from your regular routines
- Your services are needed every day and night of the week
- You will meet other volunteers and staff who may become good friends and associates
What are the qualifications?
- Volunteers must be dependable, interested in helping others with a weekly commitment, and have a positive attitude
- Volunteers are required to work a minimum of one 4-hour shift per week. The majority of the shifts run from 8 a.m. - noon and noon - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Volunteers need to fulfill a minimum 100-hour annual commitment (of course, we hope you will stay with us longer)
- Volunteers must be in good health to perform assigned tasks. (A tuberculosis test along with other lab work will be done in order to receive health clearance from the hospitals' Employee Health Department are required)
- In addition, standard hospital pre-qualification procedures require that volunteers complete a drug screening, background check and reference check)
- Junior volunteers must be at least 14 years old, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be available during the shifts outlined above
- Volunteers must read through the Volunteer Services Handbook and fill out an application (Handbook and application can be obtained from the Volunteer Services Department).
Where can you volunteer?
- Front Reception Desk
- Book Cart
- Office Work
- Emergency Department
- Surgery Waiting Room
- Pet Therapy
- Eucharistic Ministers
- Community Education (WomensCare/Outreach and Wellness Centers)
- Helping Hands (driving elderly individuals to doctor appointments and miscellaneous errands)
- MAP (Medicare Assistance Program), helping individuals get signed up with Medicare or answering questions
- Senior Peer Counseling (counseling senior citizens dealing with grief, loss, physical limitations, financial issues, mild depression, family relationships, loneliness, isolation, housing situations, anxiety, change in cognitive function, and caregiving for a spouse)
- Clerical Work/Class Sign Ups/Classroom Set Ups (WomensCare Centers )
For more information on volunteer opportunities, call:
Volunteer Services: (702) 616-5543
Helping Hands: (702) 616-6554
MAP: (702) 616-4931
Senior Peer Counselors: (702) 616-4971