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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I volunteer more than once a week?
Yes, it is possible depending on your schedule and the needs of the department in which you serve.
Can I volunteer in more than one area of the hospital?
All new volunteers must complete 20 hours of service in their assigned department/care area before adding or moving to another department/care area.
Can I volunteer for the summer only?
We do have special summer positions for junior volunteers. Please contact our office if you are interested. Orientation for these positions is scheduled in May.
Do you offer the opportunity to shadow physicians or observe in a clinical setting?
Do you offer internships?
Are there age requirements for some positions?
Some positions require that volunteers be 16 or 18 years of age and older.
Can I rock/cuddle with babies in the nursery?
At this time we do not have a formal volunteer position in either of our nurseries.
How many hours do most volunteers work?
What about immunization requirements?
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Can I do my homework while volunteering?
It is suggested that volunteers in certain departments bring a book to read discreetly during “down times”. However, we do not encourage you to bring homework or other work that would bring your attention away from assisting staff or guests.
Can I be involved in patient discharge?
Do you have volunteer positions in the pharmacy?
Unfortunately, not at this time.
Will I be involved in direct patient care?
Volunteers work to assist staff as the staff members directly care for patients. While you may interact with patients and guests in your volunteer role, you will not provide any direct care measures.
How long will you hold my volunteer application?
Applications are maintained for one year. If after one year the individual has not progressed in the process of becoming a volunteer the application is deleted from our system or shredded. You do not need to submit more than one application unless a year has lapsed since your last submission. You also do not need to submit a new application if you move from junior to adult volunteer status.
Is your volunteer program the same as North Memorial’s?
Our volunteer program is a separate entity from North Memorial. For more information on volunteer opportunities at North Memorial, please visit www.northmemorial.com/volunteer/.
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