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Published on December 06, 2013

Volunteers Needed at Moses Cone Hospital


Richard Skarzynski tells everyone that he has the best job at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital – and he doesn’t get paid to do it. “It is so rewarding to see the faces of patients as they leave and the wonderful congeniality of the staff that never misses the opportunity to say, ‘Thank you for choosingRichard Skarzynski Cone Health.’” Skarzynski works at patient discharge and is one of 275 volunteers at Moses Cone Hospital. And the hospital is looking for more.

“We finish the North Tower project after the first of the year. It will become the new main entrance to the hospital and we’ll have many more opportunities to impact the live of patients, families and visitors as a volunteer,” says Moses Cone Director of Volunteer Services Bob Bessey. “Moses Cone Hospital is a fantastic place, filled with fantastic people. Teamwork is at the forefront of everything we do and every volunteer is an active team member.”

The hospital is looking for people who want to serve others and make a difference in the daily lives of patients, visitors and staff. Adult volunteers must commit to a minimum of 60 hours of service within a 12-month period, serving at least one two-to-four hour shift per week. Morning and afternoon shifts are available in most service areas. Evening and weekend shifts are available in some service areas.

“Our volunteers sit with patients, greet visitors, show people the way to rooms and the cafeteria, deliver flowers, and even play piano for visitors. People are always surprised at how many different ways they can touch the lives of the people we care for and their families,” adds Bessey.

All volunteers start in a volunteer information session. These are held the second Thursday of each month at noon and the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the hospital solarium. For more information, go to the volunteer section on conehealth.com.

Skarzynski says being a volunteer at Moses Cone Hospital is well worth it. “I’m surrounded by dedicated, professional and, most important to me, fun volunteers and staff. I tell everyone, this is the best job in the hospital.” 

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