OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center offers many challenging and interesting volunteer opportunities available for individuals interested in working in patient care or non-patient care areas.
Adult Volunteer Program
Our adult volunteers serve in many different ways, and all make a difference. Volunteers can be found delivering mail, assisting with clerical tasks, serving at the Information Desk, or lending listening ears to families in need.
Evidence of volunteerism can be seen in the nursery where newborns wear crocheted/knitted hats and in our pediatrics unit where a child is comforted with a homemade blanket.
Some volunteers join the Red Vests, who serve as greeters, couriers, and transporters. Others serve as Patient Ambassadors, listening to patients to help ensure patient satisfaction.
Faith in Action Volunteers
Our Faith in Action volunteers provide outreach in the community by helping our community's seniors fifty-five years and better with long-term health needs.
Faith in Action provides help to seniors 55 years and better with long-term health needs in Champaign County. We provide free help for you to live a safe and independent lifestyle.
Whether it’s running errands, doing chores or giving you a ride to a doctor’s appointment, we’re here to help.
Services include but are not limited to:
- Assistance with shopping/errands
- Financial classes
- Garden Shares
- Health education and exercise classes
- Home and telephone visits
- Seasonal events
- Social events
- Temporary relief for caregivers
- Transportation to medical appointments
Get in Touch
Faith in Action
812 N. Logan Avenue
Danville, Illinois 61832
Phone: (217) 431-8489
High school and college students also do volunteer work. Students must be 15 years of age to volunteer.
High school students volunteer in patient transport, thus enabling them to experience all aspects of the hospital.
College students volunteer in various areas, allowing them to pursue an area of particular interest.
All programs offered through Volunteer Services require each volunteer to complete an application form, a health survey and submit health documentation, including proof of immunity against both Rubella and Rubeola (measles) and Chicken pox for those born after 1957.
Every volunteer applicant must have had a 2-step TB test completed within the previous three month period prior to the volunteer start date.
Volunteers will be placed only after having submitted all required health documentation and having completed an interview.
You will provide infusion patients with drinks/snacks, walk labs to the hospital, clean patient chairs when discharged, keep magazines organized, and help tidy the coffee maker. Volunteers must be able to do a lot of walking and have good people skills.
Work in various offices within the Medical Center to help answer phones, photocopying, mailings, various duties as assigned. Hours would be during regular business hours Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Volunteers in the ED provide clerical assistance, assist in stocking and restocking supplies, greet and direct visitors and patients throughout the Medical Center, assist with transport of patients via wheelchair to other departments and nursing units. Monday thru Sunday usually 3 hour shifts.
Volunteers will assist with cash register sales, customer service, gift wrapping, and more. The gift shop provides a very friendly and pleasant work environment.
Volunteers greet and direct patients/visitors to vital areas in the hospital, receive and transfer telephone calls, look up room numbers.
Out of House
Make baby caps, receiving blankets, afghans, and quilts. Help with special project and events as needed.
Radiology Waiting Area
Volunteers are needed daily to greet, direct and monitor patients for comfort and or needs, take patient to dressing room and give him/her gown and give the patient the proper instructions, maintain neat appearance of waiting room, and assist with clerical tasks as requested.
Volunteers are needed to provide transport services to patients in the front lobby area and throughout the hospital by walking or wheelchair. Red Vest volunteers also deliver laboratory specimens and blood.
Surgery Waiting Room
Greets, directs, and responds to family members of surgical patients. Gives information to family regarding patient’s location as notified by staff, receives and transfers telephone calls, and maintains neat appearance of the waiting room.
Assist staff with transporting patients by wheelchair, bed, or gurney within the hospital. Monday thru Sunday shifts.
For more information, contact Volunteer Services (217) 443-5279 or email SHMC.VolunteerServices@osfhealthcare.org.