Tuesday, April 8, 2014
For Immediate Release
Are you looking to share your time and talents as a volunteer? Copley Hospital offers a number of volunteer opportunities that will allow you to make a difference in someone’s day. Becoming a volunteer allows you to learn new skills, make new friends, and most importantly you are giving back to your community. Many of our volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, and there are also some short-term opportunities. For more information on how to become a volunteer call Jill Baker in the Community Relations Department at 802-888-8302.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Copley. In addition to being the first faces that welcome patients and visitors at the Information Desk they provide clerical support, research health related articles, and are in patient care areas as well as in the hospital gift shop and Second Chance Thrift Store. A number of volunteers tend to gardens located around the campus, knit hats and blankets for newborns and work on special projects. “Our volunteers are highly valued members of our hospital community. Their service to our patients, visitors, and staff make a difference,” states Leah Hollenberger, Vice President Community Relations. Last year, volunteers provided more than 14,000 volunteer hours. “When calculated, their contribution of time and energy is a tremendous gift to Copley,” says Hollenberger.
Volunteers are needed to assist with several events including: Bike Helmet Fitting (May 2), Stowe Weekend of Hope (May 3-5), Stowe Wine and Food Classic (June 13-15) and the Copley Golf Scramble (July 12). Other areas we are looking to fill include:
Information Desk – welcome and assist patients and visitors
Library Aide – assist with computer health searches, photo copying, bulletin board maintenance and general office support
General Clerical Support – at times we have a number of departments in need of support for filing, photo copying, etc.
Gift Shop Attendant – greet and assist shoppers, knowledge of cash register operation, process credit card sales, etc.
Second Chance Thrift Store – many opportunities available including: tagging and marking of items, register knowledge, customer sales, etc.
If you are interested in meeting new people, making a difference in your community, feeling fulfilled or just needing to do something for yourself a few hours each week, Copley might have what you are looking for. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Copley contact Jill Baker at 888-8302.