When you become a volunteer at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, you join a team of caring people whose mission is to improve the health of the people in the community they serve. Volunteers are recognized and respected as an essential part of the health care team.

Senior Volunteers
Volunteers are dedicated men and women from many different backgrounds who share a common desire to help others. They get a first-hand look at what goes into quality health care through their efforts to comfort patients, provide information to guests and visitors and assist the employees and physicians on the medical staff.

Senior volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 12 hours a month to remain active.

All volunteers begin in floor service, assisting a nurse's station and helping in its activities. Responsibilities include pharmacy runs, central supply runs, delivering mail and flowers, making copies and delivering information to other departments within the hospital. After training, volunteers can train for service in areas throughout the hospital including:

  • Gift shop
  • Admitting desk
  • Information desks
  • Day surgery
  • Inpatient surgery waiting room
  • Critical care waiting room
  • Intensive care waiting room
  • Patient menu delivery

Junior Volunteers
Junior volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 18. A minimum of 12 hours a month is required to remain an active volunteer. Junior volunteers perform the same duties as senior volunteers, excluding work at the Information Desks or in the Surgery, Critical Care and Intensive Care waiting rooms.

Junior volunteers must fulfill a 50-hour time commitment before the volunteer office will sign forms for school or write letters of recommendation.

Application and Orientation Process
All prospective volunteers must complete an application. The director of Volunteer Services will call applicants to arrange for personal interviews. Applications can be dropped off at the hospital's Information Desk at any time.

All volunteers must attend a four-hour orientation session. Volunteers are trained for a minimum of five work shifts, or 15 hours, on Floor Service. Upon completion of training, the new volunteer receives a regular shift assignment.

Prospective junior volunteers must fill out an application, have it signed by a parent and attach three letters of recommendation from teachers or church leaders. Junior applications are accepted beginning in January and interviews are arranged according to date of application. Interviews are held in May, and orientation takes place at the end of the school year. After orientation, junior volunteers train for five work shifts and then can be assigned to work on their own.

Apply now to become a volunteer at Texas Health Arlington Memorial.

Auxiliary
The auxiliary was formed before the hospital opened in 1958, when more than 300 community women met at a local church to discuss the hospital's organization. The auxiliary has been going strong ever since. All volunteers are members of the auxiliary.

For more information, call the volunteer office at 817-960-6455, e-mail Andrea Pavlasek, or pick up an application at the Information Desk.

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