Volunteers are people who give the gift of themselves and their time to do something in relation to a cause in which they believe. People who by their actions, not their words, are ready to help where help is needed, and people who are ready to serve where service is wanted.
Volunteering is a spiritually rewarding experience. It is an opportunity to share, to learn and to make a commitment to a vision. Volunteers are vital, for without them we would be unable to provide all the services our communities enjoy and deserve.
Volunteering is an inner voice guiding a person to give his or her time and talent in a loving way. It may well be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences of life.
Volunteers come from all walks of life. They can be working or retired, homemakers, students or teenagers. People who volunteer are looking for ways to help others, are interested in the medical field, want to learn about their local health care system, want to contribute to their community, and/or want to be part of the patient care team.
THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING — WE HAVE FUN!
There are both tangible and intangible rewards for volunteers who give their time and energy to the hospital. Following is a list of some of the benefits offered to volunteers by PVMC:
- One complimentary meal and beverage per four-hour shift from the Silver Aspen Bistro & Barista (food vouchers are issued to volunteers based on a four-hour shift schedule);
- Annual Tuberculosis screening (mandatory);
- Complimentary flu vaccinations;
- Staff education classes when appropriate and available;
- Inclusion in hospital social functions;
- Special recognition throughout the year, particularly during National Volunteer Week in April;
- Standard deduction of all miles driven related to volunteer work on personal income tax return;
- Reduced rates at the Brighton Recreation Center;
- Discounts offered by the Human Resources Department, such as discount membership cards and discounted tickets for various theme parks, movies, etc.;
- Discount massage sessions through the Department of Physical Medicine.