WCH Volunteer Services
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to serve others, and at the same time learn new skills and make new friends?
According to many of our volunteers, the most significant benefit they receive from volunteering is a genuine sense of satisfaction from helping others. Our volunteers come from every walk of life and they appreciate the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends.
Teenagers and college students have a unique learning opportunity through the Junior Partner program (ages 14-18) and our Medic Aide (college) program. The work our volunteers perform at Wooster Community Hospital is important, and the friendships they make are long-lasting.
Our most popular positions are working at the information desk, gift shop, messenger (delivering internal mail), and escort (running errands). Other volunteers assist patients by filling water pitchers, delivering comfort items, acting as a friendly visitor, and helping with clerical work on the nursing units and wherever needed.
As a WCH volunteer, you’ll receive:
- The satisfaction of making a difference in people’s lives
- Free meal for each volunteer day of four hours or more
- Flu shot annually
- Free valet parking
- Annual recognition and awards event
Enjoy a friendly visit from our Pet Pals therapy dogs at Wooster Community Hospital, sponsored by WCH Auxiliary. All Pet Pals are well-trained and have strict guidelines that they observe. All Pet Pals are certified by either Therapy Dogs International Inc or Delta Society. Visits are arranged with the charge nurse on the unit if you are medically able.
Pet Pals visiting hours:
- Tuesday and Thursday: 1-4 pm
- Saturday and Sunday: 1-3 pm
Pet Pals may visit the following floors:
- Transitional Care Unit: Visits can be arranged daily
- Inpatient Rehab: Sundays by request
- Med-Surg 2
- Med-Surg 3
- Progressive Care Unit
For more information about WCH Volunteer Services, contact Wooster Community Hospital at (330) 263-8299.