Who Are We Looking For?
Our ideal volunteer candidate is someone who genuinely wants to serve others and make a difference in the daily lives of our patients, visitors and staff. Every assignment completed by a volunteer supports our efforts to provide exemplary care. Our ideal volunteer knows that there are no small tasks when it comes to serving others.
Please be aware that we expect a minimum commitment of six months and/or 60-hours of service from our new volunteers. To ensure the safety of our volunteers and those we serve, we have the following requirements:
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
- Application packet must be completed and include two references.
- Applicants must provide photo identification.
- Applicant must have proof of immunizations, including seasonal vaccines.
- Background check must meet criteria for consideration.
- Complete volunteer orientation and annual safety refreshers.
- TB testing and flu vaccination must be completed.
- Volunteers must purchase and wear a volunteer uniform.
- Volunteers must wear the hospital-issued ID badge whenever on duty.
- Applicants must meet other requirements as deemed necessary by prevailing health and safety policies.
Shadowing Clinical Professionals: Our Women's Hospital has a commitment to our Greensboro area nursing schools, high school health career organizations and UNC medical school students to provide clinical experiences and exposure. We regret that we are not able to accommodate others who want to shadow our medical professionals.
Court-Appointed Community Service: We are not able to accept individuals who have been given court-appointed community service. The Volunteer Center, at (336) 373-1633, may have other options for you to consider.
How To Become A Volunteer
Those interested in our volunteer program should call (336) 832-6661 to inquire about any openings and make an appointment to pick up an application packet. At this time, we do not have volunteer positions available.
We do not give out applications without an appointment. Our packet includes: an application, reference forms, immunization and flu vaccination records, and permission to complete a criminal background check.
All new and returning volunteers must participate in our general orientation session. This session is mandatory and will cover all basic policies, safety procedures, customer service standards and other information essential for your success. Our one-hour session is scheduled at a mutually agreeable time.
Volunteer Service Areas
Main Lobby Information Desk: Volunteers greet visitors as they arrive, assist with directions and wheelchair transport. Also, they help with appointment check-ins.
Post-Partum Discharge Escorts: Volunteers help discharged patients get their personal belongings to their car.
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit: This is an ideal placement for those considering a healthcare career. Prior hospital experience is preferred. Volunteers provide light patient care, assist with admissions or discharges, and serve as liaisons between the families and the medical staff.
Surgery Waiting Desk: Volunteers assist families waiting for surgical patients. They serve as the liaison between the families and the medical staff (see above), assist with directions’ and provide support and comfort to families.
Gift Shop Associates: Volunteers assist customers and help with the daily operations of the gift shop. Comfort and familiarity with retail procedures is helpful.
Home-Based Opportunities: Still have a need to give to others, but just can't make a commitment to be on our campus?
- If you can sew, knit or crochet, we have a need for newborn layette items such as quilts, blankets, caps, gowns, sleepers, etc.
- Make pillows for our surgical patients. These personal pillows really assist in recovery.
- Donate crossword, word search, Sudoku puzzle books or DVDs for our patients on extended bed rest.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Reunion: Our annual celebration of our NICU graduates is typically held on our campus in the late summer or early fall. Duties may include: helping little ones on a pony ride, moonwalk inflatable or finger painting; assisting with face painting; serving refreshments; or meeting and greeting our families. For more information about this event, contact our Marketing department at (336) 832-8131.
Women's Only 5K Walk & Run: Our nationally-recognized event is focused on raising money for mammography scholarships for the uninsured women in our community. To volunteer, go to our event's website and complete a volunteer application online.
The Women's Hospital of Greensboro
801 Green Valley Road
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: 336.832.6661 or 336.832.6586
Ginger L. Penley, Director, Volunteer Services
Michelle Still, Coordinator, Volunteer Services
Phyllis Mitchell, Gift Shop Manager