Regional volunteers donate their time, energy, talents and skills in and out of
the hospital supporting staff, patients and families in a variety of ways. Whether
you are interested in a clerical position or something with more active patient
interaction, Rutland Regional’s Volunteer Services will closely match your role
to your interests, abilities and availability. All volunteers are given the
appropriate training for their responsibilities, and most positions listed
below require a weekly time commitment of two to four hours.
for examples of volunteering opportunities. Not all these positions may be open
at any given time, depending on department need and current volunteer staffing.
At the Hospital:
- Clerical. A variety of positions
available in offices in the building or at one of our off site locations.
- Couriers. Transport or discharge
patients, as well as deliver paperwork, lab specimens and supplies
throughout the hospital.
staff by rounding on patients to keep them updated about treatment delays,
stocking treatment areas, changing stretchers between patients, and performing errands in the building.
- Gift Shop. Assist customers with gift
selections, make sales, wrap gifts and stock shelves.
- Palliative Care. For those who have completed
the 8 week Hospice and Palliative Care Training course, round on
identified palliative care patients, offering an empathic presence and
- Patient Advocate. Round in our inpatient
cardiac inpatient unit to identify questions and concerns to resolve or bring
to unit staff.
- Pet Activities. Volunteers whose dogs hold a
current certification by a local pet therapy association bring cheer to
both patients and staff.
- Surgical Advocate. Be the
communication link between the patient and care providers ensuring
families know where their loved one is in the surgical process.
- Trauma Support
Team. Sign up
for on call hours to support family members
during a sudden death or traumatic illness.
- Security. Assist in the office by
making staff name badges and general clerical assistance and paging the
Security Officers when needed.
- Stimpak. Providing early mobilization
activities in the Intensive Care Unit. Ideal for students pursuing a
nursing degree and those adults seriously considering a health care
- Mailroom. Assist staff by processing
mail, copying, sorting and delivering mail to in house mailboxes. Good for
those wanting an active but behind the scenes atmosphere.
Outside the Hospital:
- Bridges &
Beyond Program. Provide
individuals with transportation to medical/other essential appointments or
even grocery shopping – enabling them to remain independent and in their
- Vermont Blueprint
for Health. Work
with a team of healthcare professionals to help individuals with chronic
diseases, ensuring they are making
follow up appointments and have access to recommended services.
on a team that helps maintain Rutland Regional’s beautiful, award-winning