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Shelby Jobs and Volunteering Opportunities

Shelby Jobs and Volunteering Opportunities

Shelby Hospital Volunteering Opportunities

Make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others by volunteering at Shelby Hospital.

Volunteers serve OhioHealth Shelby Hospital in so many ways – in virtually every department – by providing support to nursing professionals and associates so they can focus their efforts on patient care. No matter your interests or skills, volunteering can provide an opportunity for personal fulfillment.

Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

We have many opportunities for those who are looking for rewarding hospital volunteer experience. As a volunteer, you may be asked to serve in a number of capacities:

  • Cancer Services 

  • Clerical

  • Escorts

  • Information Desk

  • Nursing Services

  • Pastoral Care

  • Patient Services

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

In addition, we have hospice volunteer opportunities. Hospice volunteers support and encourage the patient and family on a personal caring basis. Direct care hospice volunteer support may include:  

  • Visiting with the patient to provide respite care and companionship for patients

  • Running household errands

  • Assisting with reading and correspondence

  • Providing bereavement support to family members after the patient's death

  • Providing childcare for patient families

  • Participating in veteran recognition

How to Get Started

Hospice Volunteering

Volunteer training is required for hospice positions. All volunteers attend a 12-hour training course that includes:

  • An introduction to hospice history and philosophy

  • Information on the importance of maintaining confidentiality and other patient's rights, active listening and communication

  • The volunteer's role and responsibilities on the hospice team

  • The grieving process and how to help

  • Spiritual needs of the dying and their families and friends

  • The psychological needs of a family impacted by terminal illness

Hospice Volunteer Assignments

Volunteers are assigned to their areas of interest by the hospice volunteer coordinator. Volunteers assisting with direct care or bereavement care are assigned to specific patients. During the period of patient assignment, a volunteer should expect to give two to four hours per week.

Contact Information

To information about volunteering at Shelby Hospital, call (419) 342.1704.

For information about Shelby hospice volunteering, call (419) 520.2975.