Volunteer Opportunities and Services
Our volunteers are the face of our community. Hundreds of volunteers donate
over 100,000 hours annually, helping to make the hospital environment
friendly and approachable at a time when people are at their greatest
You will find friendly volunteer faces in many hospital departments, including
the areas below.
Patient relations volunteers visit patients to listen, comfort them and
help address their non-medical needs and concerns during hospitalization.
Nursing station volunteers provide non-clinical support wherever needed.
These volunteers assist our nursing staff with patient discharges, errands,
restocking supplies, passing water and nourishment and transporting and
feeding patients. They also engage our patients with playing cards, writing
letters and might even deliver mail and reading materials.
High School Volunteers
In 2015 358 high school students representing 41 different high schools
donated 13,900 hours of their precious time! They service over 100 assignments
available at Huntington Hospital. Many of them return during college and
often after they graduate.
We believe that music is an expression of compassion and inspiration, and
an invaluable comfort to our patients. Music volunteers provide an uplifting
and mood altering experience for patients through music. At present, we
have piano players on our rehab unit and other volunteers who travel to
rooms playing guitar, violin and the ukulele.
The S. Robert and Denise Zeilstra Gift Shop is located in the hospital’s
main lobby, and provides a welcome respite for visitors and staff alike.
Over 100 volunteers donate their time throughout the year. All sales from
the gift shop goes to the Hospital’s General Fund with candy sales
going to the student scholarship fund for students interested in pursuing
careers in healthcare.
Volunteers can also assist with our Gift Shop on the Go program.
Learn more on the Gift Shop page.
The Huntington Collection is a unique resale shop of Huntington Hospital
that sells merchandise through consignment and qualified donations. All
Huntington Collection proceeds benefit Huntington Hospital Senior Care
Network. 75 volunteers donate their time to the
There are many opportunities to help office staff with clerical duties.
You help by answering phones and directing calls to the appropriate area,
answering general questions about the department, filing, and making information packets.
The first friendly face our visitors see, you will greet every visitor,
direct them to check-in, and escort them to their destination. You will
definitely get your steps in with this assignment, and keep our visitors
from getting lost.
Pet Assisted Therapy
Some of the most popular volunteers at Huntington have four legs. The teams
bring great comfort to patients, visitors and staff alike. You must have
your own dog to participate in PAT. The attachment here explains how to
Volunteers needed – learn more with this
Pet Assisted Therapy Flyer
Huntington Hospital is pleased to offer
Reiki, an ancient practice that uses energy to promote healing.
Provides customer service to potential Huntington Hospital maternity patients
at the semi-monthly Maternity Orientation and Tour.
You will register guest, distribute information packets, and lead tour
groups to Labor & Delivery, Nursery and Maternity. Great for those
who only have weekends and evenings available.
Lost and Found
Each week volunteers check our floors for items left behind by patients.
Their responsibility is to document the found items and reunite these
belongings with the patient whenever possible.
Current volunteers can login here
2016 Volunteer Annual Update