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Volunteer Opportunities

Overview | Adult Volunteer Program | Caring Canines Program
Student Volunteer Program | Contact Information | Application Information | Maps and Directions

Overview
When you become a volunteer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, you join a team of caring professionals whose mission is to improve the health of the people in the community they serve.

Together with physicians on the medical staff, the vision is to be recognized by the community for faith-based care delivery, illness prevention and health education.

Adult Volunteer Program
Volunteers at Texas Health Plano are dedicated men and women, from all kinds of backgrounds who share a common desire to help others. They get a first-hand look at what goes into high-quality health care through their efforts to comfort patients, provide information to guests and visitors and assist the professional staff.

Volunteers typically sign up for a four-hour shift each week and agree to a 12-month commitment.

There are many benefits to becoming a volunteer. In addition to helping others, volunteers have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills, gain new insights and achieve a sense of accomplishment. A complimentary meal is also provide to volunteers while working at the hospital. Volunteer achievements are recognized twice a year with an awards dinner or luncheon for adult volunteers. Volunteering does not lead to employment.

Caring Canines Program

Application Information
Please contact the volunteer office by email or apply now online for adult volunteer positions.

Caring Canines Program
We are accepting applications for our Caring Canines Volunteer Program. Our volunteer canines and their handlers must be registered teams with Pet Partner® Your involvement will allow you and your pet to provide comfort, healing and joy to people in need throughout the hospital. 

Summer 2014 Student Volunteer Program
To accommodate the large amount of interested student applicants, the 2014 application process for the Student Volunteer Program will be slightly different.

The applicant must be able to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Students must be at least 15 years old by June 1, 2014
  • Student must provide documentation of shot records and TB testing.
  • Students must be able to commit to a minimum of eight weeks of the summer.
  • Students must be able to volunteer one four hour shift. Shift times are 8:00 a.m. to noon and noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Students must be available to attend a mandatory orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 13, 2014.
  • Each student will be required to submit a one page essay explaining why you think you would be an asset to the hospitals work force. Guidelines for the essay are as follows:
    • One page with 12pt font
    • The essay must also include your future career plans
    • The essay must include your name, address, cell phone number, e-mail address and date of birth.
    • The essay must be sent via U.S Mail and be postmarked between Jan. 2 and Jan. 11, 2014. No early or late submissions will be accepted.
    • Hand delivered essays will NOT be accepted.

Once all essay submissions are received they will be reviewed by the volunteer manager. If your essay is selected you will be invited to interview for possible placement in the 2014 Summer Program.

We have many talented volunteers apply each year and we wish that we could select everyone. Those students who are not selected for the program may wish to contact the Volunteer Center at volunteernorthtexas.org to learn more about other summer volunteer opportunities.

Contact Information
Beverly Darling
Manager, Volunteer Services
972-981-8220
BeverlyDarling@texashealth.org

Maps and Directions
Texas Health Plano is located north of Dallas on Parker Road, just west of the Dallas North Tollway.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
6200 West Parker Road
Plano, TX 75093
972-981-8000

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