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Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteer

We are currently seeking volunteer drivers. Please contact Human Resources by email or by calling 413-787-2007 for more information regarding this opportunity.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, volunteers are an invaluable part of our philosophy of care. Whether it’s working behind the scenes or interacting with patients, families and staff, every volunteer position is important and provides a genuine service to our hospital and patients. As a volunteer for our hospital, you will discover a wealth of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to provide support to patients and their families during outpatient visits
  • Experience working with patients and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Working in an environment that fosters creativity and independence
  • Exposure to a unique, specialized health care environment
  • Flexible work hours

Volunteer requirements

To protect the health and safety of our patients and families, it is imperative for our hospital volunteers to meet certain requirements. All hospital volunteers must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Commit to a minimum of one, four-hour shift per week or every other week, for no less than six months
  • Be able to provide written documentation, from a health care provider, of up-to-date vaccinations including:
    • Varicella (chicken pox)
    • MMR
    • A negative mantoux (tuberculosis) test within the past 12 months or pass a two-step mantoux test provided by the Springfield Shriners Hospital
  • Submit to a complete background check, including:
    • References
    • Criminal records
    • Child abuse history
  • Attend a comprehensive orientation prior to beginning your volunteer position
  • For volunteer driver positions only:
    • Provide evidence of a physical exam conducted by your PCP
    • Pass a drug screening test

Hospital volunteers

The Springfield Shriners Hospital is a specialized orthopaedic hospital offering volunteer positions in various departments, as well as our information desk. Volunteer placement is based on matching your abilities, interests and availability with the needs of our hospital. Volunteer shifts typically run Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We cannot guarantee open positions all the time, but work hard to align your talents and interests with a volunteer position to ensure a meaningful volunteer experience. If an appropriate volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for a phone interview. If no appropriate openings are available when your application is received, we will keep your application on file for three months.

Groups occasionally provide one-time, special service for projects or activities. If your group is looking to volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator whose information may be found at the bottom of this page.

Apply to volunteer

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer, you may download a Volunteer Application. Applications may be printed, completed legibly by hand and mailed, or completed on the computer and emailed to the volunteer coordinator listed on the application.

If you have questions about volunteering at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield, please call 413-787-2008 or email us.

   
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