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Volunteer Corps Purpose
The purpose of the Volunteer Corps is to render services to Hurley Medical Center patients and staff. Volunteers also assist in promoting the health and welfare of the community in accordance with objectives established by Hurley Medical Center and the Hurley Foundation.
Volunteers are vital to the many functions of Hurley Medical Center
Our volunteers provide a wide variety of valuable services to patients and staff, helping Hurley maintain its tradition of “Clinical Excellence. Service to People.”
Hurley offers various means in which you can give of your time and talents, including adult and student volunteer program, on-call pastoral care, radiology, and other special projects.
Meet Kathy Oleski
Since starting as a volunteer at Hurley, Kathy has spent time working in the lobby shop and a lot of the COVID vaccine clinics, though most of her time is spent with the Hurley Elder Life Program (HELP). When elderly patients are admitted to Hurley, the HELP Team interviews them to determine their level of independence at home, learn about their families and identify hobbies and interests. HELP Team volunteers like Kathy then spend time with those patients with the goal of helping them avoid delirium during their stay. When Kathy first decided to volunteer, she says she “wanted to work in the NICU, holding babies, but now I wouldn’t give up my spot on the HELP Team.”
Featured Opportunities to Serve
Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
Volunteers administer personalized interventions to elderly patients that evolve to match their changing needs throughout the course of hospitalization. (HELP training and shadowing required prior to start.)
Help with the development of the newborn by providing nurturing touch and holding. These volunteers are trained by the NICU Nurse Educator and Occupational Therapist.
Assist customers with their purchases, as well as stocking and manning the Lobby Shop and Goodie Cart.