Volunteering at KRMC
- Parent Category: Community Outreach
- Published: Saturday, 28 August 2010 11:28
Volunteers are people from all walks of life who, for many reasons, offer their time and energy to help others. Their rewards are intangible and expectations of recognition modest, but all have one thing in common - they like to make a difference. The greatest rewards come from the heart - comforting others with a squeeze of a hand, sharing a smile with a healing neighbor and offering company to someone feeling alone. The pay is a sense of peace, fulfillment, and completeness.
It takes a special person to be a volunteer. If you are someone who is willing to donate your time and energies to assist and comfort others, we warmly welcome you to join the KRMC volunteer team. Here, you'll find various opportunities to support staff and patients including:
- Greeting and Escorting Patients, Visitors and Guests
- Delivering Flowers and Mail to Patients
- Operating the KRMC Gift Shop
- Assisting with the Discharge of Patients
- Driving the Courtesy Cart "Cruiser"
- Liaison to the Emergency Department, Surgery and Other Departments
- Pet Therapy
In addition to the many hours that are donated, KRMC volunteers also raise funds from the operation of the gift shop and fundraisers to purchase equipment that will help our patients.
The Volunteen (Youth Volunteer) Program is for high school students, ages 14 to 19 years old, designed to assist students in obtaining their community service fours needed to graduate. The program can also help students to gain an understanding of the healthcare environment and to encourage students to choose careers in the medical fields.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Hospital Volunteer Program, please contact Leana Asplin at (928) 692-4673.
Hospice is another wonderful place to volunteer and be of service to the patient's and families we serve in a variety of ways. Some volunteers enjoy visiting with patients reading to them or others enjoy working in the kitchen or helping in the garden. We are pleased to invite you to join our great team of Hospice Volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer, please contact Cindy Vawter at (928) 681-8710.