Opportunities exist for men, women and teens in many departments at Sturdy Memorial, and at the Sturdy Memorial Associates physician practices. Various positions exist with and without patient contact. Opportunities are available on nursing units. Clerical and customer service positions are also available in many departments.
Qualifications & Requirements
Applicants must be at least 13 years of age, in good health, able to communicate well in English (knowledge of a second language is a plus) and willing to purchase and wear a volunteer uniform. To be considered for volunteer service you will be required to:
In addition to the above requirements, student volunteers (ages 13 to 17) are required to provide a copy of their birth certificates, and furnish at least one letter of recommendation from a member of the clergy or a faculty member from their school. Parents or guardians are required to sign a slip giving their child permission to volunteer.
Other opportunities include:
Opportunities are available in many departments of the Hospital for high school juniors or seniors to shadow members of our staff for approximately three hours. Students participating in this program must dress appropriately and be in good health. Contact your guidance department to make arrangements.
Opportunities are also available in some departments for college students to fulfill internship requirements. Contact the department directly or the Volunteer and Student Services Office for more details.
For more information about Volunteer Services and opportunities to volunteer at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, call (508) 236-8800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards & Recognition
Senior (adult) volunteers receive certificates for 25 to 99 hours of service. A pin is awarded for the completion of 100 hours of service. Pins are awarded for each additional 500 hours of service (500, 1,000, 1,500, etc.) up to 10,000 hours - thereafter, pins are given for each additional 1,000 hours (11,000, 12,000, etc.).
Junior (student) volunteers receive certificates for 20 to 49 hours of service. A pin is awarded for the completion of 50 hours of service. Thereafter, a numeral is given out for each 100 hours of service (200, 300, 400, etc.).
For all the knitters out in the community who would like to make a difference in the life of a patient, here are some ways to put your talents to work for your community hospital:
When done, bring the item(s) to the Volunteer and Student Services Office at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.