Current volunteer opportunities
While we have many volunteer positions, GRH is currently seeking applicants for the following opportunities at our Freeport Campus:
|Information desk||Monday afternoon|
Friday morning and afternoon
Saturday and Sunday
|Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)||Shifts vary depending on patients' needs; please apply for more information|
|Gift Shop||Monday morning, afternoon and evening|
Friday morning, afternoon and evening
|General Store||Monday morning and afternoon|
Tuesday morning and afternoon
Friday morning and afternoon
This is a list of the volunteer opportunities at the Freeport Campus. These are subject to change depending on program needs, current vacancies and applicant’s skills and availability. Additional program options can be discussed once accepted into the volunteer program.
Village salon assistant: (Wednesday and Friday 10:00am-1:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm)
Volunteers porter patients to and from the Village Studio Salon as required. Professionally answer Salon telephone, book appointments and fill out bills. Volunteers also assist with other minor duties related to hair care as assigned by the hairdresser and maintain a tidy work environment.
Coffee and conversation volunteer: (Wednesdays 12:30pm – 3:00pm)
Assist patients with social interaction in an informal group setting. Volunteers will be responsible for picking up supplies from the Volunteer Office; making and serving coffee and being available as an aid for patients requiring assistance. Volunteers will porter patients to the program and back, clean-up area and return supplies to Volunteer Office.
General store: (Monday through Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm, 12:30pm-4:00pm and 4:00pm-7:00pm)
Assist customers with purchases of beverages, sweets, snacks and ice cream. Fresh coffee, tea and hot chocolate are for sale, as well as other comfort items. This is a great chance to develop retail skills while having fun interacting with patients, visitors, and staff.
Unit volunteers: (Monday through Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm)
Volunteers provide a sense of comfort, caring, and casual interaction to our patients be assisting with meals, visiting, and encouraging participation in activities and programs. This is a great opportunity to experience the daily routine on a medical unit.
Gift shop: (Monday through Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm)
Friendly and smiling faces are required to help customers select just the right gift and ring up the sale. The Gift Shop stocks cards, jewelry, ladies wear, and menswear, and of course, gifts! Several shifts are available throughout the week and on weekends.
HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program): (Monday through Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm)
Trained volunteers address the special needs of older patients through daily visits, companionship during meal times; and assistance with walking and other exercises. Additional training is required – which consists of 12 hours of classroom training and 16 hours of clinical training. A minimum six month commitment is required.
Adapted music therapy: (Fridays 1:00pm-3:00pm)
Volunteers work with the recreation therapists to porter patients to our auditorium, and then assist with socialization as musicians play live music for our patients. No musical ability is required, and this fun program is a great way to help patients experience the therapeutic benefits of music in a group setting.
Information/Portering: (Monday to Sunday 10:00am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm)
Be a Pathfinder! Greet and escort patients, families and visitors to various departments and clinics within the hospital. Friendly volunteers are needed to lead people in the right direction!