Volunteer With Us
We are excited that you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer. At IU Health Saxony Hospital, our volunteers are one of our most valued resources. We know from experience that volunteers bring comfort to our patients and families and often aid in the healing process.
It is not necessary for you to have worked in a hospital or volunteered in a healthcare setting before. You need only a passion to serve others, and a commitment to helping IU Health Saxony Hospital make each and every guest visit an exceptional experience.
Most volunteer positions at IU Health Saxony Hospital require a minimum of a six-month commitment (minus family vacations, illness or other special situations), unless otherwise noted. We schedule volunteers for the same day and time each week to allow you and your service area to get to know each other.
Traditional and Student Volunteers: Anyone over 18 years of age and not in school is considered to be a traditional volunteer. Student volunteers 16-18 years of age may volunteer if we receive a letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member. College students may volunteer as well. All students must commit to working at least 72 total hours. Normally traditional volunteers serve during one, 3-hour shift per week. Based on openings, the student volunteer may have two or three, 3-hour shifts per week to reach the required 72 hours during the summer break.
For student volunteers, based on the shortening of summer breaks, our volunteer requirement of giving 72 hours may not necessarily be completed during June & July alone and may require an additional commitment before school ends, or once school begins in the fall, one night per week.
Examples of volunteer duties at IU Health Saxony Hospital include escorting patients, providing customer service support at the main desks and making deliveries to patients. On-the-job training will be provided after completion of the application, interview and employee health requirements.
The Application Process
- If you're interested in volunteering, please email or call Carly Temple, patient experience supervisor, at 317.678.3556 to set up a time to learn more about the volunteer program and expectations.
- Any individual selected to volunteer at IU Health Saxony Hospital must first 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.
***Please note: During the application process, you will be required to enter your social security number to allow us to complete your mandatory background check. In addition, your social security number will remain on file in Volgistics, the online program used by IU Health to manage volunteer services. Security and privacy of customer data is Volgistrics number one priority. The Volgistics network uses 256-bit secured-socket layer (SSL) data encryption. This is the same level of encryption used in online banking, so you can be assured that your social security number and personal information is protected and confidential.
At IU Health Saxony 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. Whether you are interested in assisting patients, visitors and guests, or would like to remain behind the scenes as administrative or professional support, we will do everything we can to help find a volunteer opportunity that is right for you.
For more information or to discuss volunteer opportunities available at IU Health Saxony Hospital, please contact Carly Temple, patient experience supervisor, at the number listed below. To apply, please fill out our online application.
If you are a current volunteer with IU Health Saxony Hospital, please click here to create your profile and sign in to track your hours.