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Volunteers are an integral thread in assisting Indiana University Health North Hospital achieve our mission to provide exceptional care. It is not necessary for you to have worked in a hospital or volunteered in a health care setting before. You need only a passion to serve others, and a commitment to helping IU Health North Hospital make each and every guest's visit exceptional.
Commitments are only one, three-hour shift weekly, but the benefits and rewards are immeasurable. If you will gladly give of your time in return for that single, amazing moment in time when you realize you've made a huge difference in the life of someone you've just met, we welcome you to give us a call and explore volunteer service at IU Health North Hospital.
Our Culture of Service
As an integral part of IU Health North Hospital, all IU Health North volunteers must be aware of our culture of service and our passionate commitment to exceeding the expectations of those we serve. This commitment is only strengthened through a set of core beliefs, Our Maxims, that we believe must be practiced and observed each and every day to allow us to leave a positive lasting impression: Show Kindness. Connect Fully. Take Ownership. Create Joy. Do More.
Participating in the care of others requires a special commitment to provide impeccable service and create an experience for our guests that they will not forget.
Traditional Volunteer: Anyone over 18 years of age and not in school is considered to be a traditional volunteer.
Student Volunteers: High school and college students may volunteer at IU Health North Hospital. Volunteer opportunities for high school students are filled as positions become available. College students are eligible for any volunteer position a traditional volunteer may fill. All student volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and in high school.
Student volunteers must work 72 total hours. This can be done over three months (typically, the summer) if six hours can be completed per week. This is dependent upon the hospital’s volunteer openings and student availability. If 72 total hours cannot be completed within that three-month timeframe, we ask that after-school volunteer shifts begin prior to the school year ending in May/June or once school resumes in August, based on availability of student and hospital needs.
Team Member Volunteers: Full-time, part-time and supplemental team members of IU Health North Hospital are crucial to assisting IU Health North Hospital in providing exceptional care. If you have an interest in volunteering for IU Health North Hospital outside of your normal work hours and department, please contact us for more information.
Most volunteer positions at IU Health North Hospital require a minimum of a six month commitment (minus family vacations, illness or other special situations), unless otherwise noted. We assign volunteers to a department, day and time to allow relationship building between team members.
Departments Where Volunteers Have Served
Here are just a few of the departments that have utilized dedicated volunteers:
- Guest Relations
- Emergency Department
- Medical Staff Office
- PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit)
- Child Life
- Chaplain Services
- Shuttle Driving
The Application Process
- If you're interested in volunteering, please call or email the coordinator at 317.688.2927 or email@example.com to set up a time to learn more about the volunteer program, process and what your expectations are (informal interview).
- Any individual selected to volunteer at IU Health North Hospital must then complete the online application as well as successfully pass a background check, complete a health assessment (which may include a drug screen) and complete an orientation session. Ability to volunteer is contingent upon the successful completion of all components of the volunteer application process.
At IU Health North Hospital it is important to us that we match volunteers with the right opportunity. Throughout the application process we try to learn as much about you as possible to ensure that volunteer positions we have will match your needs and desires.
For More Information
If you would like more information about volunteering or have questions please contact us by email or call 317.688.2927.
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