Opportunities for Adults to Serve
We offer opportunities at both OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois, as well as other OSF HealthCare locations in the Peoria area. Volunteers are an extension of our Community of Caregivers’ team and serve as a liaison for patients, their families and our Mission Partners. Our volunteer opportunities fall into the following three categories:
Greeter and Escort Team
This team member welcomes patients and visitors, and escorts them to the appropriate locations via walking or wheelchair transport. Team members may provide assistance with answering questions, providing directions, and/or discharging patients from their room to the parking deck. In addition, this team member must be able to walk long distances, push a wheelchair, and be pleasant and courteous.
Clerical Support Team
This team member will assist department staff with clerical responsibilities in order to enhance the efficiency of the office. Clerical assistance may include answering phones, sorting and filing records, assembly of packets, copying, working on bulletin boards, and data entry. In addition, this team member must be detail orientated, willing to learn, and professional.
Patient Services Team
This team member will help make a patient’s hospitalization stay a more pleasant experience by providing personal attention to a patient in an unhurried manner and help relieve the nursing staff by performing small tasks. These tasks can include passing trays/water, providing a warm blanket, care for flowers and plants, answering the phone, reading at the bedside of patients, stocking supplies and light cleaning. This team member will be a self-starter, enjoys meeting new people, and communicating to a diverse population. No direct patient care is allowed.
Note: We do not coordinate job shadowing, physician shadowing, and/or research opportunities.
Interested in becoming part of our team?
Qualifications and Requirements for adult volunteers:
- Minimum age of 18
- High school graduate or GED
- Provide documentation of immunizations: MMR, Varicella (chicken pox), flu and Tdap
- Have a listening ear and loving, caring heart
- Have a desire to serve others
- In good physical and mental health
- Willing to commit to a weekly assignment and complete a minimum of 100 hours after onboarding
Agree to volunteer one day per week (same day, time, and area)
- Can abide by the policies and regulations of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Volunteer Services Department
Failure to meet the 100-hour commitment will result in:
- Being assessed a $25 processing fee
- No recommendation letter
- Not eligible to volunteer for three years
Steps for getting started
If you meet the qualifications and requirements above, then we encourage you to apply today. Completing our online application is your next step.