Community

Volunteers

Passavant has volunteer positions for everyone — from students looking for job experience, to seniors who want to remain active and stay involved with the community. When we place our volunteers, we keep in mind their talents and interests–carefully matching them to our list of current openings, just as if we were considering them for employment.

If you are interested in becoming a Passavant volunteer and giving back to our community, please call our Volunteer Department at 217-245-9541, ext 3199 or email Hawsey.Joan@mhsil.com for more information.

Below is a list of our current opportunities. 

Ambulatory Surgery

  • Description: Serve as a messenger, transport patients.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays (mornings begin at 8:00 a.m. / afternoons begin at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, have positive attitude, pleasant personality, and able to do a lot of walking. Confidentiality is a must.

Blood Bank

  • Description: Assist with registration of Blood Bank donors; make telephone calls for upcoming blood drive.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Two to four days per month (Blood drive are the first and second Monday of each month)
  • Qualifications: Positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Gift Shop

  • Description: Operate the Gift Shop in a professional manner in providing a service to patients, their families and the public.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Qualifications: Ability to handle business transactions efficiently, in a courteous, pleasant manner. Volunteer must have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Hospital Messenger and Flower Delivery

  • Description: Serve as a messenger between the hospital departments and delivers flower arrangements to patients.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays (mornings begin at 9:00 a.m. / afternoons begin at 1:00 p.m.)
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, pleasant personality, and able to do a lot of walking. Confidentiality is a must.

Imaging

  • Description: Transfer patients to Imaging Department.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays: mornings begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, pleasant personality, and able to do a lot of walking. Confidentiality is a must.

Information Center

  • Description: Assist the public by communicating the appropriate hospital information, give instructions and direction.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays (mornings begin at 8:00 a.m. / afternoons begin at 12:00 p.m./evenings begin at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Weekends (9:00 a.m. / evenings begin at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must have positive attitude, pleasant personality, ability to give instructions and directions and be able to learn simple computer tasks. Confidentiality is a must.

Laundry

  • Description: Fold and stack laundry and perform routine tasks as assigned.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays and weekends
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must have positive attitude, pleasant personality, and be able to stand for periods of time and perform routine tasks.

Oncology

  • Description: Greet the patients; assist the doctors and nurses in preparing patient charts. Serve as a messenger to Lab & Pharmacy and other departments as needed.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Monday & Tuesday
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.]

Pain Clinic

  • Description: File and pull patient charts. Serve as a messenger to Medical Records.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 2
  • Frequency: Weekdays
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Pastoral Care Office Volunteer

  • Description: Assist Pastoral Care Office as needed, filing, make phone calls.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 2
  • Frequency: Weekdays
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Patient Registration

  • Description: Deliver charts to departments, escort patients, make copies.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays (mornings begin at 8:00 a.m. / afternoons begin at 12 p.m.)
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, pleasant personality, and able to do a lot of walking. Confidentiality is a must.

Rehabilitation Services

  • Description: Serve as a messenger, re-stock rehab supplies, check exercise equipment, prepare and organize room for treatments and perform routine tasks as assigned.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, pleasant personality.

Sewing Ladies

  • Description: Sew, make, mend, repair anything needed by hospital.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: 1st Thursday of each month, begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must possess sewing skills; have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Special Projects

  • Description: Assemble printed materials as assigned by departments throughout the hospital.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 3
  • Frequency: Weekdays/as needed
  • Qualifications: Volunteer needs to have a positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Surgical Waiting Room Greeter

  • Description: Assist the public by giving directions and escorting.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, pleasant personality and able to do a lot of walking and standing. Confidentiality is a must.

Surgical Waiting Room Host

  • Description: Welcome and check in families. Keep family and friends aware of patient status. Know where the family is at all times. Assure that the area has supplies for the next day.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays (mornings begin at 7:30 a.m. / afternoons begin at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.