To become part of our wonderful group of Aid members, please call 207-921-6707 for an application, give your name and address or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. A membership fee of $15 per year is required which assures that you are notified of all Aid events and receive the hospital’s newsletter.
Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers are people with a desire to help others, a professional attitude and a willingness to learn new things. Waldo County General Hospital’s volunteer program welcomes men and women over the age of 18. Most volunteers donate 4-6 hours a day once or twice a month. Lunch is provided to each volunteer working at least four hours in a day.
What is the first step?
To become a volunteer or to join the Hospital Aid, our auxiliary group, please call 207-921-6707 for an application, give your name and address or email us at email@example.com. A membership fee of $15 per year is required to join the Hospital Aid, which assures that you are notified of all Aid events and receive the hospital’s newsletter.
What does training consist of?
Once your completed application is received, your references will be checked, a background screening will be done, and you will be scheduled for an interview with the Regional Development Officer. A packet of information about the Aid and the opportunities for volunteers will be given to you. If you desire to work in the hospital, you are scheduled to attend a mandatory inservice training session (MID) which familiarizes you with the safety, infection control and confidentiality policies and procedures at the hospital. You are also required to have a lab screening to test for immunity to tuberculosis, mumps and measles. The test is provided at no cost to you by the hospital. After your MID is completed, a committee chairperson will contact you about volunteering in the areas that you have chosen and will provide a tour of the hospital, a name tag, a volunteer jacket and job training. If you only work on events outside of the hospital, you do not have to undergo training.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
While volunteers offer their services free of charge to WCGH, they do receive many benefits. They have a chance to learn new skills while making new friends and developing new interests. The Aid has monthly membership meetings from September-May with a featured speaker from the hospital staff or community on a healthcare topic, which is very educational. Some meetings are purely for fun such as an auction, a recognition coffee and an annual meeting where members receive an award for reaching a milestone of volunteer hours. All volunteers are invited to the annual meeting.