How to Become a Volunteer Becoming a volunteer at University Hospital is a simple but thorough process. We want to make sure the needs of all involved are being met and that all volunteers are well trained and confident in their positions. The application process can be expected to take about a month. Whether assisting patient care departments or being involved in fund-raising and organizational efforts, as a volunteer at University you will make an impact on our community. If you believe you can make a difference, we invite you to consider spending time with us. Simply complete and return the attached information card or call the Volunteer Office, 706/774-8877. We also may be reached at the University Web site, www.universityhealth.org. Volunteering Time Well Spent BUSINESS REPLY MAIL FIRST-CLASS MAIL POSTAGE WILL BE PAID BY ADDRESSEE ATTN VOLUNTEER SERVICES UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 1350 WALTON WAY AUGUSTA GA 30901-9884 PERMIT NO. 233 AUGUSTA GA UNITED STATES NO POSTAGE NECESSARY IF MAILED 1350 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30901-2629 706/774-8877 www.universityhealth.org 9670-6985 01/08 IN THE length of service. The hospital's code of conduct and infection control policies apply to all volunteers. There are more than 30 volunteer service areas in the University system. The variety of available assignments is based on the volunteers' talents, abilities and interests and on the hospital's need. Although located at 1350 Walton Way, University Hospital has a number of additional sites in the community, and most of them have volunteer opportunities as well. Some special volunteer opportunities, such as Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services, have their own requirements. Most involve additional training, more specific duties and longer and more varied hours of service. Arrangements may also be made in certain areas of the hospital for college students who are interested in experiencing a field of interest on a volunteer basis. Corporations and businesses interested in arranging corporate volunteer opportunities also are welcome. The Time is Now ... Tell Us About Yourself If you think it's time for you to become a volunteer at University, please fill in the requested information below. Then drop this card in the mail, and we'll send you an application to submit. Remember, the minimum standard of service is six hours per month. Name ________________________________________________ Address ______________________________________________ City __________________________________________________ State ________________________________________________ ZIP __________________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________________ E-mail ________________________________________________ I am interested in the following volunteer service opportunities (check all that apply): Transportation Gift Shops Sunshine Gift Shop Celebrations! Cardiac Tower Shop* Information Centers Main Lobby Outpatient Lobby Women's Center Second Floor Cardiac Care Center* Waiting Room Liaison Critical Care Units Emergency Room Cardiovascular/Open Heart Surgery Care Center Coffee Cart Clerical/Office Assistant Emergency Department Neonatal Unit (rocking infants as needed) Flower Arrangements/Plant Wrap Assistant in Patient Care Areas Inpatient Areas Outpatient Areas Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault Services Palliative Care *available in late 2008 Y our time is a valuable resource with incredible potential to help others. How would you like to Junior Volunteers The Junior Volunteer Program is for students 14-18 who are interested in volunteering in health care. Those who apply and are accepted into the program are required to attend an orientation held yearly in early June. They are expected to volunteer at least one day (eight hours) a week during the summer, with additional opportunities available year-round. A limited number of Juniors are accepted each year. Those interested should contact the Volunteer Office early in the year they wish to apply. The selection process, which includes a reference check and an interview, is completed in April. make a personal investment of your time in a place that makes a difference in our community? University Hospital is that place. Hundreds of men and women of all ages have found fulfilling volunteer positions and provided much-needed services at University Hospital since 1949. From laying the groundwork for an active, viable program in the late 1940s to accepting the challenge of creatively meeting today's ever-changing health care needs, volunteers at University Hospital have been recognized leaders in their field. Volunteer Opportunities Adult volunteers at University, those 18 and older, are expected to give at least six hours a month in a designated service. All volunteers are required to go through an orientation process. Special uniforms designate University Hospital volunteers, and purchase of a uniform is a requirement of the program. Name tags are provided by the hospital. There are also some tangible benefits to volunteering at University; most depend on Volunteer Board of University Health The Volunteer Board of University Health, a not-forprofit corporation, was founded in 1949 as the Women's Board. Over the years, members have provided hours of service in many positions throughout the hospital as well as hours of fund-raising to support various hospital projects. All adult hospital volunteers are extended an invitation to join the Volunteer Board after three months of continuous active service.