At NMC in St. Albans, Vermont, we are fortunate to have approximately 150 volunteers who share their time and talents with us to enhance the patient experience at our hospital. Our volunteers can be found throughout our organization providing a variety of functions, based on their individual skills and talents. Our volunteers are truly an important part of our hospital family - we hope you'll read more about volunteering at NMC, and will inquire about sharing your skills with us!
Anyone over the age of 14 who is capable of filling the assignment description can volunteer. Below are some ways our volunteers keep the hospital running:
Apply to Volunteer:
Although not limited to the following list, most opportunities fall into these categories:
Guides/Information Desk Volunteers:
Our volunteer guides are stationed near the front entrance of the building to help patients and visitors find their desired destination. Coming to the hospital can often be a confusing time for people, and they sometimes just need a friendly helper to assist them to the correct location.
Patient Registration Volunteers:
Volunteers staff a desk in our patient registration waiting area to help direct patients through the admitting process.
Couriers help ensure that important items, especially blood specimens, are delivered from one clinical department to another in a timely manner. For the person who likes to keep moving, this is an excellent opportunity.
Gift Gallery Volunteers:
Volunteers staff our Gift Gallery, selling gift items and fresh flowers to visitors and staff.
Breakfast & Afternoon Cafe Volunteers:
Our volunteers greet customers in the morning and afternoon, sell food from the hospital cafeteria, and help with restocking items.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers:
NMC prepares meals for the St. Albans Meals on Wheels program, and volunteers help assemble bags of cold food items for home delivery.
Sometimes hospital departments need help with filing, labeling, data entry, and other clerical duties. Volunteers have opportunities for on-going and as-needed clerical positions.
Surgical Services Volunteers:
Once a patient has been registered, teh volunteer escorts the patient to the appropriate area. When it is time for family members to join the patients, they are finformed and directed by the volunteers.
Pastoral Care Volunteers:
These volunteers participate in special training to learn to become Pastoral Care Volunteers. The focus of pastoral Care at NMC is to support the patient and their families with the religious and spiritual needs of the patient while they are in our care. If you are interested in being part of the Pastoral Care Team, please contact the Volunteer Office to learn more.
Evening & Weekend Informatoin Desk/Courier Volunteers:
Volunteers help greet customers in the lobby during the evening and wekeend hours, and help ensure urgent specimens get from the Emergency Department to the Lab.
Pet therapy volunteers have properly certified therapy dogs who make visits to our patients to offer support while they are in the hospital.
Cobblestone Rehab Services Volunteers:
Volunteers support the Performance Rehab Department staff by greeting customers and directing patients who arrive at the Cobblestone Health Commons building for various health related services.
Enosburg Physical Therapy Volunteers:
Volunteers support the Performance Rehab Department staff by greeting customers and directing patients who arrive for appointments and perform other special tasks.
Northwestern Walk-In Clinic Volunteers:
Volunteers greet patients and customers who choose our Walk-In Clinic in Georgia, and perform other office duties as appropriate.