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.

Monica Schriber Honored With Daisy Award

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Monica Schriber, RN, Emergency Department, is the newest recipient of the Daisy Award. Passavant partners with the Daisy Foundation to give the award each quarter to a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse who consistently demonstrates excellence through clinical expertise and extraordinary compassionate care. “At this point in my nursing career, receiving the Daisy Award is very special to me,” said Monica. "It means a lot, but I couldn’t do it without my co-workers. They all helped. I work with a great team.” Monica was nominated for the Daisy Award by a grateful co-worker: “Monica provided excellent care of a patient presenting in the Emergency Department with injuries following an assault. The patient was paranoid, apprehensive, scared and had difficulties trusting staff. Monica provided care and comfort to the patient for over nine hours. Upon discharge, the patient had no ride home. Monica made numerous calls to family, friends and transportation agencies before finally talking with Social Services, who helped provide a taxi ride home. I want to commend Monica for her passion, support and willingness to do everything she could to provide this patient with the care and safety needed. This is an example of a true leader in our department and I’m very proud to have Monica as an advocate for our patients, families and staff.”

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