Rutland 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.
See below 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:
A variety of positions available in offices in the building or at one of our off site locations.
Transport or discharge patients, as well as deliver paperwork, lab specimens and supplies throughout the hospital.
Assist 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.
Assist customers with gift selections, make sales, wrap gifts and stock shelves.
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 comfort measures.
Round in our inpatient cardiac inpatient unit to identify questions and concerns to resolve or bring to unit staff.
Volunteers whose dogs hold a current certification by a local pet therapy association bring cheer to both patients and staff.
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.
Assist in the office by making staff name badges and general clerical assistance and paging the Security Officers when needed.
Providing early mobilization activities in the Intensive Care Unit. Ideal for students pursuing a nursing degree and those adults seriously considering a health care career.
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 home setting.
- 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.
- Memorial Garden Assistants. Volunteer on a team that helps maintain Rutland Regional’s beautiful, award-winning gardens.