Anyone over the age of 15 can volunteer at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. You can become a member of the Auxiliary or work under the direction of the volunteer coordinator and unit managers in specific areas, including Education and Rehabilitation. All volunteers undergo orientation and take a TB test before the begin their service.
Each year over 200 members of the Kadlec Auxiliary assist in over 30 different areas ranging from clerical work to mail delivery, from the Critical Care Unit to the Birth Center, from staffing the Information Desk to operating the Gift Shop and from escorting patients and families around the medical center to two sewing groups making important items for use with the medical center.
In 2006, the Auxiliary donated 50,000 hours - or equal to over 24 full time employees.
The Auxiliary has also made significant financial contributions to Kadlec Foundation. In just the past five years, the Auxiliary has donated over $265,500.
Junior Volunteer Program
Kadlec Regional Medical Center offers opportunities for students aged 15 years and above to volunteer in the Junior Volunteer Program. You may remain a Junior Volunteer through the summer following high school graduation.
Services that Junior Volunteers take part in include Nutrition Services, Magazine Cart, Information Desk, Patient Escort, Gift Shop and Education.
Junior Volunteers usually work one service a week for 1-3 hours.
Pet Partner Program
Pet visitation is a valuable service to those who are missing family, friends and pets during their stay in the hospital. Upon completion of orientation, Kadlec Regional Medical Center allows members of the Delta Society an opportunity to bring their dogs to visit patients.
The Delta Society is a Washington-based group that selects and trains pets to become pet partners. To get more information about the Delta Society, and their requirements for registration, please look at their website, www.deltasociety.org
Kadlec Music Program
Kadlec's Music Program is another way to volunteer at the medical center. Over 20 musical volunteers play a Baby Grand Piano in the Main Lobby or walk the halls playing their instruments. The musicians range from age 10 to over 70. They provide music throughout the week which can be heard not only in the Lobby, but also in the Critical Care Waiting Area.
For information about any of the above programs, call Meg Fallows, Volunteer coordinator at (509) 946-4611, Ext. 4666.