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.
Lyda Lister began volunteering in June of 1976, giving her over 36 years of service to United Hospital Center. She has served as the Auxiliary President, President-elect, Vice President and with her skill as an excellent cook served many years as the Auxiliary Social Chair. She presently is serving as the Parliamentarian on the Board of Directors. She was the 2011 Holly Ball Co-Chair and is the 2012 Holly Ball Chair and has served on the Holly Ball Committee for many years. She presently volunteers at the Information Desk on Mondays and substitutes as she is able. Lyda is also very active in many other organizations. She has been married to Paul for 60 years and is the mother of 5 sons and 1 daughter.
Volunteers visit designated patients who may need someone to talk to or a little cheering up.
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.
Volunteers distribute books and magazines to patients.
Volunteers greet patients who come for testing or to be admitted. They also begin the registration process for patients.
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.
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 624/342-1640 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.
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.