Volunteer Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Passavant volunteer and giving back to our community. The following is a list of our current volunteer opportunities. If you see an area of service in which you would like to help out, please call our Volunteer Department at (217) 245-9541, ext 3199.

Please note: Individual on-the-job training by experienced volunteer or qualified hospital personnel will be provided for all volunteer positions.


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, in good health, 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, serve as a messenger, make reminder telephone calls to potential blood donors
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Two days per month
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Clerical 

  • Description: Assemble printed material
  • Number of hours: Approximately 3
  • Frequency: Weekdays/as needed
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must be neat, in good health, have 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 be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Confidentiality is a must.

Hospital Messenger/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 7:00 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 directions.
  • 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 be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality. Volunteer must be able to give instructions and directions, and learn current computer program. Confidentiality is a must.

Laundry

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

Oncology 

  • Description: Greet the patients, assist the doctors and nurses in preparing patient charts and getting patients ready for treatments. Serve as a messenger to Lab & Pharmacy and other departments as needed.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Weekdays (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • 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 booths, change linens.
  • 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. Confidentiality is a must.

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, be neat, in good health, have positive attitude, and pleasant personality.

Surgical Waiting Room 

  • Description: Relays phone messages between physicians and families.
  • 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.

Wound Center Volunteer

  • Description: Serve as a messenger, filing.
  • Number of hours: Approximately 4
  • Frequency: Monday and Thursday afternoons
  • 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.

New Start Date for Walking for Wellness

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Monday, Oct. 2. The Walking for Wellness program provides a safe place in which to get walking exercise when weather conditions make walking outside unpleasant or dangerous. The program is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day Jacksonville School District 117 is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session. On average, 75 people walk at the JHS Bowl each day the program is open—resulting in about 6,400 “encounters” with community members during the five months each year that Walking for Wellness is in session. Walking for Wellness is also offered year-round at First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main, in South Jacksonville. The church is open to walkers Monday-Friday 12:30 to 3 p.m. Walkers there should use the south entrance. There is no cost to participate in Walking for Wellness. Registration is not required. For additional details on Walking for Wellness, please call Passavant’s Marketing and Communications Department, 245-9541, extension 3129.

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