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A non-profit relies on its community for ongoing support. Since 1961, we have relied on our volunteers to provide a number of much-needed and valuable services for our patients and staff. Today people of all ages can find fun and educational opportunities to help the community as a volunteer at Indiana University Health Bloomington — we even have junior volunteer and adult-youth mentoring programs.
Volunteers work in a number of different areas at the hospital. As a volunteer, you may work in the Gift Shop or behind the information desk, or deliver flowers and mail to patients. You may even help out on patient care units, like Critical Care, Cardiovascular Services, and Surgery, greeting visitors and performing clerical duties.
Whatever your interests are, we can find a place that suits you best. However, if you are interested in learning more about health care careers, a shadowing or internship experience may be what you're looking for.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH:
- Indiana University Health Volunteer Services at 812.353.9468
- Indiana University Health Paoli at 812.723.2811
- Hospice at 812.353.9818
- Meals on Wheels at 812.323.4982
- Bloomington Hospital Foundation at 812.353.9528.
PATIENT EXPERIENCE VOLUNTEER
The Patient Experience Volunteer program is another way for us to help ensure a patient's satisfaction during his or her stay. The volunteer is assigned to a nursing unit, makes rounds on patients, and checks their satisfaction on several issues. Don't forget, orientation is mandatory.
JUNIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Want to get your teen out of the house more this summer and instill some good values at the same time? Sign them up for the Junior Volunteer Program at IU Health Bloomington, an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about the world of healthcare. The program is open to teens who will be enrolled in high school in the fall or graduating in May.
A call out for junior volunteers takes place every spring, and all applications for the program must be turned in by May.
Junior volunteers usually work a single three to four hour shift per week. The hours are flexible and can be worked around summer school and jobs. Teens can work in a variety of departments and perform a number of tasks, ranging from delivering flowers to patients to assisting in non-technical duties on patient floors.
Information packets are available at area high schools and middle schools or by calling us at 812.353.9468. When you call, please leave the teen's complete name and address (including zip code).