Volunteer at IU Health Ball Memorial

For more information about volunteering at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, contact Volunteer Resources at 765.747.3274.

If you do not have a computer or access to one, please contact the Volunteer Resources Department to request a copy be mailed to you.

Next Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
4 - 5:30 pm
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Auditorium

Complete your application from the link above and return it to volunteer resources one week prior to making a reservation to attend the orientation program. Reservation required. Call 765.747.3274 to make a reservation.

Volunteers are men, women and teenagers from all walks of life. They are retirees, former patients, homemakers, husband-and-wife teams, professionals and students. Each one helps to enhance the services offered to patients, as well as augment our professional staff.

Opportunities to volunteer at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital are available in many areas:

  • Greeter desks
  • Patient Transport
  • Cuddler program
  • Hospice
  • Retail Opportunities - Gift Shop, Cancer Center Boutique
  • Clerical support
  • Special Services - Library of Life, Love and Laughter, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Ambassadors engage in at home projects like sewing, knitting, crocheting, making donations of toys, gifts, cards, books and magazine subscriptions as well as represent the Volunteer Program at health fairs and other community outreach engagements.

Volunteers work in patient and non-patient areas, with placement made according to the volunteers' interests and the hospital's needs.

Would your community service group, church, or social club like to hear more about volunteer opportunities at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital? Please call us to schedule a volunteer services speaker for your next meeting at 765.747.3274.

Our Cuddler program is currently filled and we are not accepting applications at this time. We encourage you to join our volunteer program and become engaged in other areas in need of assistance. 

Volunteering

Volunteers are men, women and teenagers from all walks of life. They are retirees, former patients, homemakers, husband-and-wife teams, professionals and students. Each one helps to enhance the services offered to patients, as well as augment our professional staff.

Opportunities to volunteer at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital are available in many areas:

  • Greeter desks
  • Patient Transport
  • Cuddler program
  • Hospice
  • Retail Opportunities - Gift Shop, Cancer Center Boutique
  • Clerical support
  • Special Services - Library of Life, Love and Laughter, Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services
  • Community Ambassadors engage in at home projects like sewing, knitting, crocheting, making donations of toys, gifts, cards, books and magazine subscriptions as well as represent the Volunteer Program at health fairs and other community outreach engagements.

Volunteers work in patient and non-patient areas, with placement made according to the volunteers' interests and the hospital's needs.

Would your community service group, church, or social club like to hear more about volunteer opportunities at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital? Please call us to schedule a volunteer services speaker for your next meeting at 765.747.3274.

Our Cuddler program is currently filled and we are not accepting applications at this time. We encourage you to join our volunteer program and become engaged in other areas in need of assistance. 

In order to be part of the volunteer program at IU Health Ball, college and teen applicants should be willing to make a  6 month commitment to the program meeting a minimum of 96 hours of service. Teen volunteers must be 14 years or older and currently enrolled in high school or show proof of home schooling. College and teen volunteers will be placed as is appropriate for their skill set and major.

Students applying to become teen volunteers must:

  • Be in good standing with his or her school.  (Home-schooled teens may obtain alternate letters of reference from individuals who are able to speak to the student’s leadership, character and abilities.)
  • Have or maintain B or higher grade point average.
  • Attend orientation and participate in two full days of on-the-job training as required. Training is required to be done two consecutive days from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday once the teen volunteer has attended orientation and met all health requirements.
  • Complete a volunteer application (link above) or obtain one from your guidance counselor office.
  • Obtain letter of reference from guidance counselor, coach or employer.
  • Submit Application & Letter of Reference.
  • Make a reservation to attend the Volunteer Orientation. Schedule two consecutive eight hour days of on the job training.
  • Provide a copy of all immunizations to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Employee Health Services Department and make arrangements with Employee Health Services to obtain your two TB skin tests.  (Parent(s) or guardian must be present if IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is administering your child’s TB skin test. The phone number to schedule your appointment is 765.747.3458)
  • Teen volunteers must make a 12-month commitment to the volunteer program, by scheduling to work a minimum of four to eight hours each month.
  • Teen volunteers under the age of 18 will not be permitted to volunteer in patient contact areas.

Due to the extension in days of numerous schools' academic calendars and the early start period for the same schools, we will be limiting our program to only students who can make a 12-month commitment to our program.

Besides attending a required Orientation candidates interested in becoming hospital volunteers must meet the following health requirements for volunteering  proof of two TB skin tests done within past 6 months, proof of immunization history, and an annual influenza vaccine. Individuals who are not able to provide immunization history will agree to a blood draw to profile all titers.

College and Teen Volunteer Program Requirements

In order to be part of the volunteer program at IU Health Ball, college and teen applicants should be willing to make a  6 month commitment to the program meeting a minimum of 96 hours of service. Teen volunteers must be 14 years or older and currently enrolled in high school or show proof of home schooling. College and teen volunteers will be placed as is appropriate for their skill set and major.

Students applying to become teen volunteers must:

  • Be in good standing with his or her school.  (Home-schooled teens may obtain alternate letters of reference from individuals who are able to speak to the student’s leadership, character and abilities.)
  • Have or maintain B or higher grade point average.
  • Attend orientation and participate in two full days of on-the-job training as required. Training is required to be done two consecutive days from 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday-Friday once the teen volunteer has attended orientation and met all health requirements.
  • Complete a volunteer application (link above) or obtain one from your guidance counselor office.
  • Obtain letter of reference from guidance counselor, coach or employer.
  • Submit Application & Letter of Reference.
  • Make a reservation to attend the Volunteer Orientation. Schedule two consecutive eight hour days of on the job training.
  • Provide a copy of all immunizations to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Employee Health Services Department and make arrangements with Employee Health Services to obtain your two TB skin tests.  (Parent(s) or guardian must be present if IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is administering your child’s TB skin test. The phone number to schedule your appointment is 765.747.3458)
  • Teen volunteers must make a 12-month commitment to the volunteer program, by scheduling to work a minimum of four to eight hours each month.
  • Teen volunteers under the age of 18 will not be permitted to volunteer in patient contact areas.

Due to the extension in days of numerous schools' academic calendars and the early start period for the same schools, we will be limiting our program to only students who can make a 12-month commitment to our program.

Besides attending a required Orientation candidates interested in becoming hospital volunteers must meet the following health requirements for volunteering  proof of two TB skin tests done within past 6 months, proof of immunization history, and an annual influenza vaccine. Individuals who are not able to provide immunization history will agree to a blood draw to profile all titers.

When do volunteers work?

Volunteers are needed seven days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings, but they usually work once or twice a week, three to four hours at a time.

How will I know what to do?

All new volunteers go through an interview process and a half-day orientation to familiarize themselves with IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and the operations of Volunteer Resources. In addition, volunteers must meet certain health specifications. This is explained in orientation.

What do you receive for volunteering?

In addition to the personal satisfaction volunteers receive through their work, Volunteer Resources sponsors a formal recognition program.

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

When do volunteers work?

Volunteers are needed seven days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings, but they usually work once or twice a week, three to four hours at a time.

How will I know what to do?

All new volunteers go through an interview process and a half-day orientation to familiarize themselves with IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital and the operations of Volunteer Resources. In addition, volunteers must meet certain health specifications. This is explained in orientation.

What do you receive for volunteering?

In addition to the personal satisfaction volunteers receive through their work, Volunteer Resources sponsors a formal recognition program.