Our adult volunteers provide help in all kinds of ways throughout Mercy Regional. They greet people as they arrive, answer questions, help with office work, deliver flowers, and offer reassurance and updates to families in our waiting rooms. Our volunteers get things done - and help create an atmosphere of warmth and compassion at Mercy Regional.
Read more about specific positions below, or go ahead and apply. We look forward to working with you!
Below are descriptions of just a few of our openings. During the interview process, we can discuss which volunteer position will suit you best.
If you like working with people and answering questions, this position will be perfect for you. You will help patients and visitors as they first enter the hospital, directing them where to go and answering specific inquiries. Help us make a great first impression on our patients, visitors and staff!
Lend a listening ear and a caring heart by volunteering in one of our waiting rooms. Waiting room staff update families on the status of their loved ones, and generally offer support during an emotional time. Positions available in Surgery, Outpatient Services, and the Birth & Women's Center.
If you've ever worked in retail or thought it might be a fun experience, the Gift Shop is a perfect option. Staffed mainly by volunteers, Gift Shop staff carry out all duties in the retail store, including stocking shelves, setting up displays and selling merchandise. This is a great opportunity to work with people and make a contribution to your community. All Gift Shop proceeds benefit the hospital.
"We moved to town about 20 years ago, and I told myself that I better get busy. I started in 1986 and I've been here ever since. I really like it here; there are so many nice people. I volunteer in the gift shop and the surgery waiting room. In surgery waiting, we help serve as the connection between the surgical staff and the family. The doctor will call our station in the surgery waiting room and update the family on how things are going. It means so much to the families and really puts them at ease. It's a wonderful place to volunteer. Everybody acknowledges you; everybody speaks to you. We have a lot of fun."
— Marilyn Bashford
"I started as a volunteer in 1998, after I retired. I do a lot of photocopying, shredding, stuffing envelopes, and a lot of special projects as things come up. We also put together books for classes that the hospital teaches. We receive training from the hospital staff on a regular basis about things we need to know, which I really appreciate. You always know what's going on, you don't feel lost.
"For me, volunteering time is personally rewarding. Marilyn has put in over 2,500 hours and I've put in about 2,000 hours, so I tell her that I'm gaining on her!"
— Marvin Bashford