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Volunteer Opportunities at Huntington Hospital

As a volunteer, you would be not only an integral and valuable component of the hospital's staff, but often a source of comfort and cheer to those who are caught in the lonely experience of hospitalization.

In 1917, 130 local women formed a "Woman's Auxiliary" at Hungtington Hospital, performing many seemingly small tasks designed to lighten the load for the hospital staff. Over time, the name of the organization was changed, men and juniors joined the roster, and service expanded. But the sense of dedication and purpose has remained the same. And now, as then, a willingness to help is more important than an abundance of time.

If you have a few hours, a sense of professionalism, and the ability to work well with others, you fit the volunteer profile. You'll find a comprehensive list of service choices. Are you an "up front" person? There's a service for you. Rather work behind the scenes? There's a service for you. Choose from reception, wings, emergency department, nursing unit, Dolan Family Health Center, food and nutrition, pharmacy, Women's Health Center, gift shop, mail service, magazines and books, and thrift shop. Red hot right now are plans for the newest lobby service where volunteers will combine a warm friendly greeting with assistance to discharged patients leaving the hospital. Everyone from student to retiree will be welcome for this new service. Incidentally, men are always valued volunteers, particularly in services involving wheelchair assistance.

Information sessions for adults 18 and over are held on the first Wednesday of every month from September through June at 10am in the One-South Conference Room on the main floor. There are no sessions in July and August. Questions? The Volunteer Office has answers: (631) 351-2257. High school students aged 14-18 may pick up applications in the Volunteer Office.