Volunteers at Capital Medical Center are a part of our hospital family and a vital component to our success. Ranging from 16 to 90 years old, people of all ages donate time and energy to the hospital. Volunteers provide valuable hospital operation and patient support in many departments.
Our hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our community. Our volunteer programs assist the hospital in the staffs‚Äô effort to provide that service. Volunteers provide warm and friendly assistance to the patients and guests that walk through our doors.
Adult Hospital Volunteer
Volunteers age 18 and above serve in the adult program. Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 100 hours of service over a six-month period, about one four-hour shift per week.
Teen Hospital Volunteer
Volunteers from ages 16 to 17 serve in the teen program. Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 50 hours of service over a six-month period, about one two-hour shift per week.
Are you interested in health care careers? We strive to give our student volunteers experiences that will help them make decisions about their future careers. Volunteering at Capital Medical Center immerses students in a health care environment, introduces them to medical staff and provides resources for information about the many careers in health professions.
Volunteers have a wide range of clerical duties that support the staff in conducting hospital operations. Often times, volunteers are the ones interacting with many of the people walking through our doors. They are the ones who have the first opportunity to make a positive impact on their experience with us. Typical duties include:
- Answering phones
- Guiding patients and guests to their destination
- Delivering newspapers
- Delivering flowers
- Transporting lab specimens
- Transporting medical records
- Compiling new employee and volunteer packets
There is a need for volunteers across multiple departments in the hospital. If you have a special interest to work in a different location than those listed in the following list, please speak with the volunteer coordinator.
- Main Information Desk
- Surgery Waiting
- Admissions & Registration
- Emergency Department
- Cancer Care
- Spiritual Care
Although volunteering is a community service where individuals donate their time, we try to take care of our volunteers in every way that we can. In appreciation for all our volunteers do for the hospital, we offer some benefits.
- Letter of recommendation upon completing 100 service hours
- Free annual flu shot
- Complimentary coffee, tea and water
- Complimentary lunch for volunteers working a four-hour shift
- Invitation to annual volunteer appreciation celebration
Volunteer Hire Process
If you would like to become a volunteer at Capital Medical Center, read the following steps to better understand the hiring process for volunteers.
- Download the following linked documents to electronically fill out and print
- Deliver the completed documents in person to the volunteer coordinator
- Human Resources office in the hospital
- A background check is ran
- If you pass the background check, you interview with the volunteer coordinator
- If approved, you will visit the employee health nurse for an immunization review and a TB test
- If you pass the review, you are scheduled for training with a current, experienced volunteer
- After training, you are scheduled for a regular volunteer shift
For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator at 360-956-2541.
Please note: Volunteer Resources is unable to offer observing, shadowing, internships or court-ordered community service hours.