When people say that volunteering makes them feel good, there may be more
truth to that statement than they expect. The Institute for the Advancement
of Health and other studied the physical effects of volunteering. They
found that volunteers experienced emotional and physical responses while
helping others that were similar to reactions to vigorous exercise. A
"runner's high" could be experienced through "altruism".
So, why are you waiting?
Shasta Regional Medical Center welcomes individuals of all backgrounds
and abilities to join our team as volunteers. In addition to learning,
growing and meeting new friends, volunteers at SRMC help make a real difference
in the lives of our patients and their families.
Volunteers may choose to participate in direct patient care services or
in non-patient care services. Both programs offer volunteers the opportunity
to provide vital assistance and support to the hospital's many departments
WHAT IS A VOLUNTEER?
A volunteer is someone who chooses to act in recognition of a need, with
an attitude of social responsibility and without concern for monetary
profit. There are many kinds of volunteers. In a school you might call
it community service or an internship. On the street where you live you
might call it neighborliness.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Upon completion of the application and after a personal interview, selected
volunteers will receive an invitation to Volunteer Orientation.
Download Volunteer Application
After orientation, volunteers will:
- Complete health screenings and a TB test. (administered by the Hospital)
- Complete a criminal background check. (administered by the Hospital)
- Commit to a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule.
- Purchase a volunteer uniform.
- After general training, be placed in a vounteer service of your choice.
- Be emotionally and physically healthy when you come in to volunteer.
- Abide by all hospital rules and policies when on duty as a volunteer.