Ranging in age from 16 to over 90, volunteers work in many jobs and in many departments of the hospital. Volunteers staff the Main Lobby Information Desk, the Outpatient Surgery Reception Desk, the Corner Shop, as well as deliver mail and flowers to patients, do clerical work, and many other jobs. Teen Volunteers work after school at the direction of the nursing staff assisting patients with their needs, pushing wheelchairs, and performing clerical duties. New volunteers are welcome at any time. Volunteer orientation sessions are required before starting work and are held several times during the year.
To become a Union Hospital Volunteer, call Kathy Willoughby, the Director of Volunteer Services, at 330-364-0833.
For more than 68 years, the UH Auxiliary has worked to broaden community support for the hospital. The Auxiliary elects its own officers and members choose the projects they will undertake during the year. As a fundraising arm of the hospital, the Auxiliary has donated more than $4 million to the hospital for patient care equipment and facility improvements. Some of the projects that have made this possible are the Corner Shop gift shop, the Christmas Tree Festival at Warther Museum, the Chocolate Love A’fair, the Tea in the Garden, and many others. The Auxiliary holds monthly meetings and new members are always welcomed.
For more information about the Auxiliary, contact Holly Ripple in the Union Hospital Community Relations office via telephone (330) 364-0884, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also attend one of our events and speak with one of our volunteers personally.