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Volunteering at United Hospital Center

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United Hospital Center has two organizations that actively seek volunteers interested in supporting the mission of UHC. Volunteer opportunities exist with both the Auxiliary to United Hospital Center and People’s Hospice for those interested in providing volunteer services to individuals served by UHC and supporting the special events and projects of the hospital.

Auxiliary to United Hospital Center

Auxiliary to WV Hospital Association Volunteer of the Year 9/2014 - 8/2015: Don Niles

Don Niles has been a member of our auxiliary for over 18 years.  Don is a life member of our organization with more than 13,667 hours of service and volunteers at the information desk and with hospitality.

Don began many years of volunteer service at the former UHC right after Christmas in 1995.   At one point in time, Don assisted Sam Ellis with the vending machines.  Don is also a People's Hospice volunteer today where he serves as an "Ambassador" in which capacity speaking engagements are arranged for the Volunteer Coordinator.

In the past, Don was awarded The President's Call to Service Award.   This certificate was presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service in recognition and appreciation to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.

Don is a great asset to the Auxiliary who always goes above and beyond the call.

Patient Visitation:

Volunteers visit designated patients who may need someone to talk to or a little cheering up.

Information Desk:

Information desk volunteers answer questions visitors and callers have about the location of patients and hospital services. They also sort patient mail. Good phone and computer skills are needed for this job.


Volunteers transport patients being admitted or discharged from the hospital. They also deliver patient mail and run errands for the Admissions Department staff.

Book Cart:

Volunteers distribute books and magazines to patients.

Express Test:

Volunteers greet patients who come for testing or to be admitted. They also begin the registration process for patients.

Gift Shop:

Volunteers work in this retail environment as cashier, stocking, selling and ordering supplies. The proceeds from the Gift Shop are used to purchase needed equipment for the hospital.


Volunteers in this area work with the elderly and those recovering from surgery. Have fun calling Bingo or helping with a seasonal party.

Golden Spoons:

Volunteers help patients who need assistance with meals. Services include passing out trays, helping cut food, and feeding. Training provided.  

For more information about United Hospital Center Volunteer Opportunities, call (681) 342-1640 or click here for a printable application to volunteer. Complete the application and mail it to Auxiliary to UHC, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.

People's Hospice Volunteers

Give a few hours each week to People's Hospice and see just how much you gain from helping others. You'll help patients, their families, visitors or the hospice staff. You might work closely with the patients and their families by providing companionship, love and understanding or you might help with the clerical work at the office, work on special projects, help with fund raising, the speakers' bureau or assist with the bereavement program. Call today and become one of our much-needed volunteers.

For more information about People's Hospice Volunteer Opportunities, call (681) 342-3200, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


(681) 342-1000 (please note the area code has changed)

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