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 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. Please call Steve Gupta, patient and staff advocate, at 972-981-8977 for more information.
Summer 2013 Student Volunteer Program To accommodate the large amount of interested student applicants, the 2013 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, 2013
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 work one of the two shifts, available Monday through Friday. Shifts are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Students must be available to attend a mandatory orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 13, 2013.
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, 2013. 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 2013 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.