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O'Bleness Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

O'Bleness Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

O'Bleness Hospital Volunteer Opportunities in Athens

As an O'Bleness Hospital volunteer, your service will make a difference to our patients, visitors and staff.

Whatever your talents, skills or interests, we will strive to find the right volunteer placement for you. Assignments may involve direct patient contact, indirect patient contact or no patient contact. Some assignments do not require computer skills — all require a friendly, smiling face and the desire to help others.

Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

Placement depends upon the volunteer's interests and skills and the needs of the hospital. Assignments may require serving alongside other hospital volunteers or staff or working independently. The following are some of the areas in which volunteers serve:

  • Birth center
  • Community health
  • Emergency Department
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Gift Shop
  • Information desks (4)
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition Services 
  • Office/clerical support
  • Oncology
  • Patient registration
  • Patient visitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Public Relations
  • Surgery waiting area

College students who volunteer to complete course requirements or to gain experience related directly to healthcare are placed in marketing, public relations, finance, human resources, community health, physical therapy, social services, nutrition services and the emergency department.

How to Get Started

  • Complete an application form online or call the Volunteer Resources Department at (740) 592.9270.
  • Schedule an interview.
  • Receive an assignment.
  • Attend an orientation.

Volunteers report once a week, the same day and time each week, and are generally scheduled for two to four consecutive hours. Although scheduling varies by assignment, volunteers are needed during daytime and evening hours seven days a week.

All volunteers are required to attend an initial orientation and are then scheduled to train for their service-specific assignment.

College students are required to schedule an interview, complete 35 hours per semester and attend an orientation scheduled at the beginning of each semester.

Contact Information for Volunteers

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call the O'Bleness Volunteer Resources Department at (740) 592.9270 or email the volunteer manager 

Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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