Sheridan Hospital


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Our Volunteer program has been a mainstay at Sheridan Community Hospital since 1994. Our volunteers are people who make a difference because of the role they play in meeting patients' needs or providing essential services and lending support to our hospital community. At SCH, they include men, women, teens, senior citizens, and individuals of all races, ethnic background, education level, and abilities.

Tasks and Responsibilities In order to attract and retain the best possible volunteers for Sheridan Community Hospital and to ensure a positive experience for you, we try to match individual talents and skills to our areas of need. Volunteers may fill many different roles to help patients, visitors and hospital staff. Assisting in multiple departments, some examples of volunteer tasks include: Patient Escort, Greeter, Sewing and Knitting, Activities Assistant, Clerical Assistant, Gift Shop Assistant, Reader, Surgery Assistant, Inventory Assistant, Dietary Assistant, Patient and Family Advisory Council, and special projects as needed.

Requirements Age Requirement: Volunteers at Sheridan Community Hospital must be age 16 or older. Commitment Requirement: In order to properly orient and train individuals, we ask volunteers to commit to serve four hours per week for a minimum of six months or commit to a minimum of 175 hours per year. Annually, all volunteers are required to receive a seasonal flu shot, free of charge with the Occupational Health Nurse.

Application Process To get started and join our team of volunteers, follow these simple steps:

1. Complete an application and fill out the criminal background check and return to volunteer services. You may email them to communityrelations@sheridanhospital.com or mail them to: Sheridan Community Hospital, Volunteer Services, 301 N. Main St., Sheridan, MI 48884

2. The next step is an interview to talk in more detail. If we have mutually agreed to move forward, we must complete additional requirements (free of charge) such as tuberculosis skin test, seasonal flu shot, and possible immunizations if you are not up to date (for patient contact areas).

3. Sheridan Community Hospital volunteers are required to attend an orientation session with the volunteer coordinator, including topics such as Sheridan Community Hospital’s mission/vision/values, personal and building safety, HIPPA, infection control, confidentiality laws, etc. We ask you to sign and agree to a commitment statement and Sheridan Community Hospital’s Code of Excellence. The orientation gives each volunteer the opportunity to learn about the organization, volunteer expectations, and ask questions if needed. Following the general orientation session, specific training is provided in the area in which you are assigned. Volunteers are provided training that will familiarize them with their new volunteer role and also the organization.

Sheridan Community Hospital invites you to serve as a hospital volunteer. Our volunteer group gives their time and talents to serve at the hospital. Their familiar and friendly faces brighten our corridors and are a daily reminder of the importance and value of volunteerism. For questions or to learn more about volunteering at Sheridan Community Hospital, contact us at communityrelations@sheridanhospital.com.




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