Introduction

Help Out a Good Cause!

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and abilities to join our team as volunteers. In addition to learning, growing and meeting new friends, volunteers at PVHMC help make a real difference in the lives of our patients and their families.
Volunteers may choose to participate in direct patient care services or in non-patient care services. Both areas offer volunteers the opportunity to provide vital assistance and support to the Hospital's many departments and personnel.
 
Direct patient care services allow volunteers to provide support and assistance to our patients and staff in one of the Hospital's many patient care departments.
 
Volunteers may also choose to provide administrative or information support in a non-patient care setting or office.

What is a Volunteer?

A volunteer is someone who chooses to act in recognition of a need, with an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary profit. There are many kinds of volunteers. In a school you might call it community service. On the street where you live you might call it neighborliness.
Every age, race, religious group, social class, and both sexes have a long tradition of volunteer work. Volunteers are experimenters, activists, and dreamers.

Why Do People Volunteer?

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons. Some motives are altruistic in that they involve a desire to help others. But it is just fine to benefit from volunteering as well. In fact, the most successful forms of volunteering are an exchange -- when the giver and the recipient both come away with something positive. Everyone has a different motivation to volunteer. If you don't have one, these are legitimate motivations you could have:
  • to get to know your community
  • to demonstrate commitment to a cause or a belief
  • to donate your professional skills
  • to fill up some free time
  • to make new friends
  • to give back to an organization that serves you

Volunteer service in our Hospital does not include the performance of duties provided by a licensed health professional or paid employee position. Any certifications held cannot be used during your volunteer service. No previous experience is required to become a volunteer, nor is volunteering intended to lead to employment. Volunteering at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center will not benefit persons seeking employment, work experience or job training.

Volunteering Is Good For Your Health!

When people say that volunteering makes them feel good, there may be more truth to that statement than they expect. The Institute for the Advancement of Health and others studied the physical effects of volunteering. They found that volunteers experienced emotional and physical responses while helping others that were similar to reactions to vigorous exercise. A "runner's high" could be experienced through "altruism". So, why are you waiting?

Become a Volunteer

Upon completion of the application and after a personal interview, selected volunteers will receive an invitation to Volunteer Orientation.
After orientation, volunteers will:
  • Complete health screenings and a TB Test. (administered by the Hospital)
  • Complete a criminal background check. (administered by the Hospital)
  • Commit to a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule.
  • Purchase a volunteer uniform.
  • After general training, be placed in a volunteer service of your choice.
  • Be emotionally and physically healthy when you come in to volunteer.
  • Abide by all hospital rules and policies when on duty as a volunteer.
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