We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities in patient and non-patient service areas. Below are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available at Parker Adventist Hospital:
- Information Desk
- Surgery Waiting Reception
- Cancer Center
- Emergency Department
- PawPals (Therapy Dog Program)
- Gift Boutique
- Needle Arts Guild
- Nurse Server
- Nutrition Services
- Office Support
- Collating Crew
- Hospital Tea Cart
- Patient Visitation
- Neurosciences/Sleep Lab
- Curious George Tour Program
- Southlands ER
- The Breast Care Center at Parker Adventist Hospital, Office Support
We would love to talk with you about how you can make a difference as part of the Parker Adventist Hospital volunteer team!
Prospective volunteers interested in answering the call to service are asked to register for one of our Volunteer Information Sessions. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Volunteers are expected to commit a minimum of 100 hours of service per year. Students are asked to commit six months of service/four hours a week.
Requirements for Volunteering
Volunteer service is a responsibility that requires a definite commitment of time, energy and desire to serve, and therefore requires preparation, orientation and training. Because of the nature of care being delivered at the hospital, all volunteers are carefully screened and placed into appropriate assignments, and each volunteer must adhere to standard policies and procedures.
The placement process includes:
- Prospective volunteers must be at least 16 years of age
- Commit to a four hour volunteer shift, one day a week, for a minimum of six months (minimum of 100 hours of volunteer service in one year)
Prospective volunteers must also complete the following before receiving a service assignment:
- Attend a volunteer information session
- Complete the volunteer application (provided at the information session) and provide two non-family member references.
- Complete the medical health screening provided by our employee health nurse including:
- TB Blood Draw
- Flu Vaccination (Vaccines are given October – December)
- Pass a background check
This process is designed to ensure the safety and well-being of patients and families, as well as the confidence and success of volunteers.
Once this process is complete, volunteers will shadow the area of interest. Once a position is agreed upon by both sides, the volunteer will attend an onboard meeting where they will receive a written service description outlining their assignment and tasks.
Volunteers will then:
- Training for their specific volunteer position
- ID badge and uniform
- Volunteers are required to wear a blue smock or vest with a white shirt, ID badge, black dress pants or skirt, and closed toed shoes
- Attend regularly scheduled safety training and volunteer meetings
- Remain current with provided biennial TB skin testing and annual flu vaccinations
Volunteer Application Process
If you are interesting in becoming a Parker Adventist Hospital volunteer, you will need to attend one of our information sessions which are held:
- 3rd Wednesday of the month: 4:30 - 5:30 pm.
Upon arriving at the hospital, please check in at the volunteer desk at the main entrance. You will be escorted to the meeting location.
Curious George Tours
Going to the hospital can be scary for anyone ... especially kids. To make that experience less frightening, Parker Adventist Hospital offers free tours of the hospital for kids between the ages of four and seven.
The tour features the lovable Curious George and begins with the reading of the classic book, Curious George Goes to the Hospital with a four-foot plush George joining the kids.
Children are able to dress up in surgical gowns, caps, shoes and masks. They also get to dress Curious George in hospital surgical bandages and assist in admitting him to the hospital. The tour group, with George in tow, may even visit some of the departments that George visited in the story, including Registration and the Imaging Department to help George get an x-ray.
Curious George Goes to the Hospital tours are ideal for school, scout or other children's groups, children facing personal or family member's hospitalization and members of the general public.
Prior registration is required for all hospital tours.
- Tours are scheduled Tuesday - Friday weekday mornings or afternoons only. Sorry, no evening or weekend tours are available
- Due to space limitations, we request that groups include no more than 12 children. If your group is larger, we will happily work with you to schedule two tours
For more information and questions, please email.
Schedule a Curious George Goes to the Hospital tour today.