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Hospital looking for a few good volunteers

Recruitment fair shows rewards of volunteering

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 6:59 a.m. CDT

Morris Hospital is hosting a volunteer recruitment fair from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, in the Family Birthing Suites classroom at Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris.

The fair provides an opportunity for adults who are interested in learning more about volunteering at Morris Hospital to meet volunteers in various assignments. Refreshments will be provided.

At the present time, Morris Hospital is particularly in need of volunteers to drive a courtesy shuttle van for physical therapy patients during afternoon hours.  Other volunteer opportunities include assisting with the Lifeline or Patient Transportation service; working the surgical waiting room, outpatient greeter desk, main lobby greeter desk or gift shop; driving the courtesy shuttle van on the hospital campus; and helping various departments throughout the hospital with special projects.    

“Volunteers play a very important role in the mission of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, and they tend to find numerous personal rewards from their volunteer experience,” says Karen Nowosielski, manager of Volunteer Services at Morris Hospital. “We are committed to placing each volunteer in a position that best matches the volunteer’s wishes, interests and availability, along with the needs of the hospital.”

In addition to attending new volunteer orientation, all volunteers receive thorough training in order to carry out their specific responsibilities, says Nowosielski. Hospital volunteers are also provided a uniform and picture identification badge to wear while performing volunteer duties.

In appreciation of their service, Morris Hospital provides volunteers complimentary flu shots, participation in Morris Hospital fitness classes, health screenings, meals in the hospital on the day of service, as well as recognition for service hours.

For more information on the volunteer recruitment fair, call (815) 942-2932, ext. 7022.

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