Frequently Asked Questions
What are the minimum requirements to become a volunteer?
We ask that volunteers be at least 16 years old and are able to commit to 6 months of volunteer experience or the equivalent of 6 months which is 96 hours.
How do I become a volunteer?
- Application and Interview: Complete the application. Once your application is received, you will be contacted for an interview.
- Health Screening: The health screening involves completing a health history form, a blood test which includes screening for Tuberculosis, Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and Varicella. These tests are free and will be scheduled after your interview has been completed. After the interview, please contact the Work Care Clinic at 317-887-7546, located at 8921 Southpointe Dr. Suite B1. Clinic hours are M F from 7:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Please bring your completed health history form with you and a copy of your immunization records if accessible to you.
- Criminal History: All new volunteers over the age of 18 must pass a criminal history background check by the Indiana State Police.
- Orientation and Training: All volunteers are required to attend volunteer orientation. You will be given a volunteer handbook, service position description, and other important resources that should be completed. Additional training will occur once you begin your actual position in the department. In some cases, you will shadow a current volunteer or hospital employee in your designated area for a number of shifts to make sure that you are comfortable and competent in your role.
What type of positions are available:
- Depending on schedule and availability, we have positions available at Community Hospital South, Community Cancer Center South and at Stones Crossing Pavilion.
- We have a variety of positions that cater to your interests including customer service at all of our entrances, emergency department, visiting volunteers, baby cuddlers, and pet therapy.
- During the interview we will discuss your goals for volunteering and find a position that meets your interest and needs.
What is the Dress Code/Uniform:
We ask that our volunteers where khaki or black pants, along with the provided uniform top. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes. A name tag will be provided and is to be worn on your uniform at all times on the upper right hand side of your body. Uniforms must be worn while volunteering. Upon completion of your service as a volunteer, you are required to turn in the uniform and name badge to the Volunteer Manager, Katy Stallings.
Where do I park?
Parking is free. During orientation, you will register your car and receive a parking decal and be given instructions on where to park.
Do I receive any benefits when I volunteer?
One free meal (totaling $7 or less) will be provided on the day you volunteer.
How do you keep track of hours?
Volunteers sign in and out using a touch screen computer. Service hours are tallied from these records, as well as annual hospital reports and are available for you too for scholarship applications, tax purposes, school reports, etc. These records are accessible to you even after you have discontinued volunteering.
What are the observation experiences available?
Community Health Network offers those considering a career in healthcare the opportunity to participate in a job shadow experience. Through job shadowing, students are able to supplement what they are learning in the classroom with direct exposure to the hospital environment. This is not the same as volunteering. Learn more about job shadowing.