volunteers.gift shopThank 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, make telephone calls to thank 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.

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 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 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, Thursday, and Friday)
  • 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. Confidentiality is a must.

Special Projects

  • Description: Assemble printed materials
  • Number of hours: Approximately 3
  • Frequency: Weekdays/as needed
  • Qualifications: Volunteer must 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.

Duck Race for Lifeline Tickets on Sale

Posted on: April 26, 2017

Elaine Hynes, left, and Adah Mitchell were two of the 40 Passavant Area Hospital volunteers who helped sell Duck Race for Lifeline tickets to the public during a ticket sale day April 22. Hynes, who is celebrating 50 years as a Passavant volunteer, and Mitchell were stationed at J.C. Penney, while other volunteers sold tickets at Ace Hardware, Buchheit’s, County Market, Farm and Home Supply, Kirlin’s and Shopko. Another public ticket sale day is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $5 each, are also available in the Auxiliary Gift Shop at Passavant. The 23rd Annual Duck Race for Lifeline is Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m., at Nichols Park in Jacksonville. First prize is $1,000. Food and entertainment will be provided beginning at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event go to support the Lifeline program at Passavant in their mission to improve the health of the people and communities they serve.

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