Volunteering

Volunteering

Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital volunteers provide needed services for patients in our communities every day. The care and enthusiasm volunteers bring to the hospital help make each patient and their family experience very pleasant. This care begins when they enter the lobby and see the smiling, helpful, and professional volunteers at the Patient Information Services’ Desk. The impression of excellent care for life is carried throughout the hospital where they meet other volunteers in additional departments working alongside staff.

The volunteer services’ goal is to make every patient’s stay as comfortable and problem-free as possible. We have patients that may need to wait for services, test results, or they may just want to talk. Our volunteers listen, calm nervous family members, ease the anxiety of patients waiting to be admitted, and keep families generally informed as to which room a patient is assigned.

There’s a greater need for volunteers today than ever before! We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds who are responsible, enthusiastic, in good health, and are willing to commit several hours a month to serving others in a hospital setting. Whether you are a retiree or just have some extra time you would like to give back to your community, BMH invites you to join our volunteer family!

The following are the steps and requirements for prospective volunteers.

  • Download and complete a volunteer application.
  • Mail or schedule an appointment to drop off your application.
  • Schedule an interview to discuss your area of service, location, day and time of volunteering, your staff and training contact, your departmental guidelines, and other important issues.

Important information

  • A background check will be done and paid by BMH for ALL prospective volunteers.
  • A TB test will be done and paid for by BMH.
     

Become a Volunteer