Help your community: Become a volunteer at Amery Hospital & Clinic

Volunteers are some of the most valuable members of the Amery Hospital & Clinic community. They help out everywhere from the medical center to the birth center. Whether you’d like to volunteer monthly or every week, we can find a fulfilling role that meets your interests and talents.

When you volunteer at Amery Hospital & Clinic, you’ll enjoy many rewards. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment, learn new skills, meet new people and make new friends. We are seeking compassionate, active people who wish to support our mission to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.

In order to volunteer at Amery Hospital & Clinic, you must meet certain requirements. These requirements include:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to commit to volunteering for a certain amount of time. We usually ask that our volunteers are available for a minimum of 48 hours total service a year.
  • Complete a health screening to review your immunizations and have your blood drawn to check for exposure to tuberculosis.
  • Complete a criminal background check.

Once you submit your application, our volunteer coordinator will reach out to talk to you about the next step in the process. Depending on the position you’re applying for, the next step might be an interview, a reference check, a health screening or a background check.

We’ll train you for your role once you start volunteering and make sure you have all the support you need along the way.

Volunteer notice

Thanks for your interest in volunteering. We’ve paused accepting volunteer applications, but please watch for updates.

Benefits of volunteering

Offering your time to Amery Hospital & Clinic is such a help to our community, patients and visitors. As a thank you, we hope you take advantage of our volunteer benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Complete training
  • Easy, free parking
  • Fun recognition activities

Volunteer duties

No matter what your talents or interests are, we have a role for you as part of the volunteer team at Amery Hospital & Clinic. Here are some common duties our volunteers can choose from:

  • Greeting and escorting patients
  • Transporting patients’ personal belongings
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Helping at community and employee events
  • Sorting and clerical duties
  • Cleaning and organizing waiting rooms
  • Assisting family members
  • Reading to patients
  • Making hats and blankets for newborns
  • And many others

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) for Prevention of Delirium

We’re looking for volunteers who want to bring friendship, activity and conversation to our senior patients. The HELP program pairs volunteers with senior patients who are at risk of developing delirium during their stay. These patients are usually over 70 and have a history of delirium, dementia or other cognitive issues.

Delirium is a sudden onset of confusion or an abrupt change in mental status that is common in older people who are admitted to the hospital. By helping prevent delirium through cognitive engagement, the risk of longer hospital stays, loss of independence and the inability to go home is lowered.

HELP is based on an award-winning international delirium prevention model developed at the Yale University School of Medicine. Each hospital has tailored the HELP program to its patient population and volunteer availability. On a typical shift, volunteers can expect to:

  • Have conversations with patients
  • Provide magazines or books for patients to read
  • Offer activities such as adult coloring
  • Crossword or sudoku puzzles
  • Play Scrabble or similar games with patients
  • Help patients order a meal

Thanks for your interest in volunteering. We’ve paused accepting volunteer applications, but please watch for updates.