Volunteers come from all walks of life. They are homemakers, teenagers, career professionals, retirees, and employees. They share a common purpose to help others by giving of themselves.
Both adult and teen volunteers provide a valuable service to hospitals and the community by bringing a smile to a patient, by offering a helping hand and by sharing hope with anxious families.
Piedmont Columbus Regional offers numerous volunteer opportunities, including in the Emergency and Trauma Center at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, the Children’s Hospital at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, the John B. Amos Cancer Center and Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside Campus.
For 6 weeks during the summer, youths from ages 14-18 may participate in the Columbus Regional Auxiliary Youth Volunteer program. Because their duties require the same dedication and commitment as adult volunteers, these youth volunteers are carefully selected. Applications are available online and in the Auxiliary office from January to April 1. April 1 is the deadline for applications.
The program, which runs from June to August, is designed for responsible, mature teens who want to help others or explore a health career.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at Piedmont Columbus Regional, contact Molly McVey, Manager of Volunteer Services, at (706) 571-1480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Simply Better Achievers Summer Youth Volunteer Program 2018
Columbus Regional has been sponsoring a Youth Volunteer Program for over 50 years. Our goal is to attract and retain Youth Volunteers who are passionately pursuing careers in healthcare. As the healthcare industry evolves, Columbus Regional Auxiliary enhances its Youth Volunteer Program to follow suit. We strive to stimulate and engage the young adults who are participating in our program. To this end, we have developed an exciting, brand new Youth Volunteer Experience!
This summer, each volunteer accepted into our program must commit to 2 weeks (10 consecutive business days) at our hospital. We want our students to have a strong idea of all the different careers that are available to them in healthcare. During that time, students will experience 3 different placements, including some non-clinical areas. The hours each day are 9-3, so each student will accrue 60 hours of volunteer time during their program. At this time, students are not able to apply for more than one rotation. The schedule is as follows:
• 1st rotation: June 4-June 15 • 2nd rotation: June 18-June 29 • 3rd rotation: July 9-July 20
In addition to this enhanced experience, we have developed the Simply Better Youth Career Day, and ALL Youth Volunteers are required to attend. This one-time event on June 1st will include speakers from PCR Research Institute, the Stroke Center, and an afternoon career fair in the Conference Center with action stations from many different departments throughout the hospital.
Important Dates to put on your calendar:
April 1st—applications due
April 6th—students invited to interview via student email on application
April 17th—Mandatory Parent Night—6.30-7.30—Mandatory for Returning Volunteers and New Applicants; we will not interview invited applicants if their parent/guardian does not attend.
April 19th—Youth Volunteer Interviews (Returning Volunteers are exempt from interviews)
May 31st from 9-1 and June 1st from 8.45-2.—Mandatory, Orientation and Career Day for Returning and New Volunteers.
*Interviews that cannot be held on April 19th will be scheduled on an individual basis only through April 27th.
Are you In the Pink?
The Columbus Regional Auxiliary stays busy! In our last fiscal year, 342 volunteers gave 30,798 hours to Piedmont Columbus Regional. That’s a time donation equaling $715,000! Volunteers made over 7,000 individual visits to our campuses at Piedmont Columbus Regional Midtown Campus, Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside Campus, and John B. Amos Cancer Center. 7,000 times our volunteers came on campus and improved the lives of everyone with whom they came in contact! From cuddling babies in the NICU and delivering birth certificates to new mothers to helping patients check in at our Surgery Center and volunteering behind the scenes in Radiology, our volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients, their family members, and our employees.
We have 3 different programs to meet your volunteering needs! No matter what your age or level of commitment, we have something for you. Our Summer Youth Program (for ages 14-18), our TAPS program (college aged and military members and family members), and the Auxiliary (long-term commitment) are ready to welcome you with open arms into the wonderful world of volunteering!
Click on the links to the newsletters below to see what we’ve been up to lately!