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 (errand running). Other Volunteers assist patients by filling water pitchers, deliver comfort items, act as a friendly visitor, and may help with clerical work on the nursing units and wherever needed.
What is provided to you?
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 and are certified with either Therapy Dogs International Inc. or Delta Society. You have the option if you would like a visit from our Pet Pals. Visits are arranged with the charge nurse on the unit if you are medically able.
For more information, please call 330.263.8299.
Sponsored by the WCH Auxiliary.
Pet Pals visiting hours:
Tuesday & Thursday — 1-4pm
Saturday & Sunday — 1-3pm
Pet Pals visit the following floors: