Volunteer at Crossing Rivers Health
Volunteers make a difference, one person at a time
Volunteers play an important role at Crossing Rivers Health by adding a personal touch to interactions with patients, loved ones, and visitors. Dedicated volunteers have made a difference by raising money to purchase hospital equipment and giving their time to make a difference to people who depend on the services we provide. Volunteers are often the first face visitors see when arriving at our facility. Please consider giving back to your community by volunteering with at Crossing Rivers Health.
Ways you can volunteer
Active volunteer opportunities include:
- Gift Shoppe staffing
- Hospice volunteer
- Wayfinder assistance
Requirements for active volunteers:
- Complete volunteer orientation
- Provide at least 24 hours of documented volunteer service in a calendar year
- Attend the required amount of in-services
- Meet the medical requirements
Community Member Volunteer
- Come in on a one-time or intermittent basis to provide a program or services (assisting with fundraisers and projects)
- Does not interact daily with patients
- Not given specific training
Who can volunteer?
Anyone – men or women from age 15 and up – can be a volunteer. We are looking for individuals to share their time and talents.
As a volunteer, you will enjoy flexible hours, meet new people, build friendships and gain great personal rewards.
You can decide how much time to volunteer weekly, monthly, or for a limited time per year.
Why be a volunteer?
Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community and enhance the excellent service provided to our patients, families, visitors, and staff. Whether it’s for job experience, leadership development or a desire to impact your community in a positive way, we all come together as a team committed to compassionate care.
The Crossing Rivers Health volunteer program lets volunteers choose which project they would like to be involved in depending on how many hours they want to volunteer. We have daily patient escort programs and gift shop volunteer positions, as well as hospice volunteers.
Some opportunities, such as the patient escort program, require training in safety, infection control, patient confidentiality, and other important hospital policies, as well as committing to a regular schedule. Other opportunities, such as helping with our annual Christmas Right Here fundraiser, blood drives, and book fairs only require volunteers at certain times of the year and training is not necessary.
The Crossing Rivers Health volunteer program is committed to personalizing your volunteer experience. Each of our volunteers brings different backgrounds and experiences, and we strive to find the perfect fit for you.
Become a member of Partners of Crossing Rivers Health
All volunteers are invited to join Partners of Crossing Rivers Health, which helps raise money to support equipment and programs that benefit our medical facility.
Members help guide fundraising efforts among the volunteers and support the mission of Crossing Rivers Health.
Steps to becoming a volunteer
1. Complete the online application
- If you do not have computer access, you can pick up a paper application from the Volunteer Services Office.
- Once you complete the application, someone will contact you to schedule your interview.
- Once your interview is scheduled, you will receive an email with Criminal Background Consent Forms attached, as well as details on when and where the interview will take place.
- You will need to print out the Criminal Background Consent Forms and bring these to the interview. These need to be completed and ready to turn in. If you do not have computer access, you can pick up these forms from the Volunteer Services Office.
- You will also need to bring a copy of your current driver’s license and auto insurance cards to your interview.
3. Health Screening
Call Crossing Rivers Health Clinic and tell them you need to schedule a New Volunteer Health Screening.
- Flu Vaccination: All volunteers are required to get a flu shot (when applicable) as a condition of the Volunteer Program.
- Two-step TB Skin Test: This is a 2 part series, which equates to 4 visits. You will have the first done at your Health Screening and have it read 2 days later. You will repeat this process in 1-3 weeks. If you have had a TB skin test in the last 12 months, please bring a copy of it for the nurse to review. Please retain a copy for your records.
- OR you may, at your own expense, complete your health screening, TB testing, and flu vaccination elsewhere and bring us documentation. If you complete them elsewhere, your documentation should include:
- You name and date of birth
- The type of vaccine given
- The date of the injection
- The signature of the person who gave you the injection
4. Online Orientation
Volunteer orientation is required to ensure all volunteers have an understanding of universal precautions, fire safety, and patient confidentiality, as well as the rules and regulations of the volunteer program and the knowledge of hospital policies and procedures.