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Volunteer Opportunities

Members of the FMH Auxiliary provide the following services in the following areas of the Health System.

Cardiac Cath Lab - keep families of patients informed during procedures; provide comfort/assistance to families. Monday - Friday, 8:00AM-4:00PM.

Emergency Department - assist staff with supply functions and assist patients and families as needed.  Daily, 9:00AM-9:00PM.

Gift Shop - participate in daily operation of shop, i.e. - sales, cashier, re-stock merchandise, maintain appearance of the shop. Daily 8:30AM-7:30PM.

Holiday Bazaar - help plan, set up and retail the days of the fundraiser. Create items to sell at the show by donating your special craft item(s) from home or by attending workshops.

Information Desks - assist all who enter with appropriate information and directions; answer/transfer telephone calls; direct or escort patients and visitors to destinations; deliver flowers and mail to patients.  Daily, 9:00AM-8:00PM.

Intensive Care Unit - serve as liaison between patients' families and nursing staff; secure permission for visits; provide comfort/assistance to families. Daily, 9:00AM-8:00PM.

Library Cart - take book cart and magazines throughout the Hospital; be a friendly visitor. Daily, 2 to 3 hours.

Pinkie Sewing - meet monthly to assemble Pinkie Puppets. Sew, stuff and wrap Pinkies; make walker bags for rehabilitation; make surgical pillows for patients.

Radiology Liaison - greet and log in both in-patients and out-patients; provide physical/emotional support for patients; serve as liaison among patients, families and staff. Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4PM

Rose Hill/Crestwood/Mount Airy/Urbana Reception - greet out-patients and direct them to the appropriate testing/treatment area; assist patients with wheelchair needs.  Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 3:00PM.

Surgical Information Volunteer - keep families of surgery patients informed during surgery; arrange for post-op conference with surgeon and family. Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., 7:30AM-8:00PM. Thurs. 8:00AM-8:00PM.

Thrift Shop - sort, hang, price and tag donated items at "Select Seconds." Monday/Thursday, 8:00AM-3:00PM. Serve as sales person; operate cash register; re-stock merchandise; maintain appearance - Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM -4:00PM. Saturday, 10:00AM-2:30PM.

Tours - serve as tour guide for first grade classes. Weekdays as scheduled, 9:30AM-11:00AM.

Wings- provide escort/messenger service for patients and various departments throughout the hospital. Daily 9:00AM-8:00PM.

Regional Cancer Therapy Center -  assist patients waiting for appointments; offer emotional support; assist patients/families with Resource Library.

 

In addition to the above listed service areas, we have a number of hospital departments that have volunteer needs.  These additional areas may be discussed at the time of your volunteer interview.

Junior Volunteers - high school students who must have completed ninth grade, be 14-18 years of age, and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 ("C") and have an interest in a health-related career.  Applications accepted on a rolling admission basis. Students are interviewed when openings occur.  Contact the Volunteer Office for more information 240-566-3567.

For further information contact:

Volunteer Office
Frederick Memorial Hospital
400 West Seventh Street
Frederick, MD 21701-4593
Telephone: 240-566-3567

 

                   

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