About Our Volunteers
Valley volunteers come from all over the tri-state area and represent a variety of personal and professional backgrounds. Our volunteers typically include new residents, homemakers, career professionals, high school and college students, retirees, couples, and former patients.
They volunteer to make a contribution to the community, explore career options, gain experience, and meet new people. Volunteers play valuable and meaningful roles in the lives of patients throughout Valley Health System.
Thank you for your consideration in joining our spirited men and women as part of Valley's healthcare team!
Volunteers and the Auxiliary
Before there was a Valley Hospital, there were volunteers with a vision who worked for decades to bring our hospital to reality. There was also a dedicated band of Auxilians who pledged to support the formation of the hospital in devoted and inspiring ways. The enthusiastic spirit and personal drive of these volunteers and Auxilians formed the groundwork on which Valley was founded. Today’s volunteers and Auxilians continue that pioneering spirit throughout Valley by providing highly personalized, caring attention to each patient and family Valley serves. They are now, as they have been from the beginning, truly the heart of Valley.
How You Can Help
Daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities are available at The Valley Hospital and Valley Home Care. You may donate your time at the bedside, in offices, in community settings, in patients' homes, and in our other locations.
Available opportunities at The Valley Hospital and our off-site locations may include:
- Transporting patients in a wheelchair.
- Delivering mail throughout the hospital.
- Assisting patients and staff on nursing units.
- Serving customers in Kurth Gift Shop and Cafe.
- Delivering Early Bird Coffee to patients (starts at 7 a.m.).
- Providing data entry/clerical support.
This is just a sampling of our many volunteer assignments. After our staff reviews your volunteer application and meets with you personally, we will seek out an opportunity that matches your skills, interests, and availability.
Special Video Presentation
The Cleveland Clinic has produced a video that portrays the importance of empathy in the healthcare setting. It is a compelling and touching reminder of the personal nature of healthcare and how all members of the healthcare team, including volunteers, make an incredible difference in the lives of patients, their family members, employees, and others. It is also a powerful statement on the importance of service.
We believe you will find tremendous value in watching this video as you consider volunteering at Valley.
Please click here to see the video.