UH Portage Medical Center Volunteer Services
Volunteers make a huge impact at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. Come in any entrance, and chances are that the first person you meet will be a volunteer, as they provide patient information and directions around the hospital. Check in for surgery, and a volunteer greets you and welcomes your family or friends. It may be a volunteer who answers your call light and gets you that warm blanket, or escorts your family member to your room in the Emergency Department.
Volunteers are recognized as a vital link between UH Portage Medical Center and the communities we serve, as they assist our paid staff in delivering high quality, caring service.
What Does UH Portage Medical Center Offer in Return?
- A caring environment, where volunteers are respected and appreciated
- A great place to meet others who are interested in giving back
- An opportunity to learn and explore possible career interests
- A site for student internships
- Letters of reference for high school or college students after commitment of 50 hours per year is met
UH Portage Medical Center offers the following programs for volunteers:
- Hospice volunteering
- Pet therapy
- Summer volunteer program (for high school and college students)
- Observation program (shadowing experience with hospital worker)
How To Become a Volunteer at UH Portage Medical Center:
- Interview with Volunteer Services once references are checked
- Fulfill health and immunization requirements (all volunteer candidates must comply with TB testing and immunization requirements including an influenza vaccination)
- Complete a criminal background check (18 years and older)
- Attend a 3.5 hour volunteer hospital orientation
- Teen volunteer applicants (ages 14-17) must submit a School Recommendation Form in addition to their application.
The Volunteer Services department of UH Portage Medical Center is dedicated to creating a customer-friendly atmosphere for those we serve by involving members of our community. We do this through maximizing individual abilities, and providing meaningful assignments and adequate training.
Apply online or print application below to fill out and return.