Volunteer Services - Redwood Memorial Hospital
Redwood Memorial Hospital has a very dynamic volunteer program comprised
of many individuals of all ages. Our dedicated volunteers serve in several
areas of the hospital and in the community as well.
Depending on individual interests, some of our volunteers work directly
with patients while others provide invaluable assistance in hospital support
areas or in one of our physician practices or community collaborative
programs. Each year the volunteers raise thousands of dollars through
various fundraising activities which include bake sales, raffles, rummage
sales, book sales, and jewelry sales, to name just a few! All proceeds
benefit patient care and scholarships for students seeking future careers
in health care.
How to Join Our Volunteer Team
We do request a minimum commitment of one year of service annually. Call
(707) 725-3361 ext. 4929 for more details. Click
here for a volunteer application.
Situated in the hospital lobby, these volunteers provide general information
and directions to all hospital visitors.
These volunteers provide Patient Care by supporting the Nursing and Nutrition
Services staffs in the following ways: helping patients complete menus,
providing patients with nourishments, delivering patient flowers, cards,
etc., delivering doctors orders, lab specimens, pharmacy requests and
charts to departments as needed, processing mailings, and completing special projects.
These volunteers keep all communication lines open between the surgical
liaison, family members and information desk; greet family members as
they arrive in the waiting room and escort family members to the consultation room.
These volunteers are responsible for the retail sales of this shop. They
handle payment transactions, wrap gifts, and prepare window displays.
Departmental Support Throughout the Hospital
Volunteers provide non-clinical, administrative support to Radiology, Dietary,
Administration, Medical Records, Patient Billing, Purchasing, and the
Rio Dell Community Resource Center. Additionally, volunteers knit baby
caps for each newborn and sew abdominal pillows for surgery patients.
Spiritual Health Services Volunteer Chaplains
These volunteers provide non-denominational support to patients as requested.
After completing an in-depth eight week course that prepares them for
the position of Chaplain, they select a two hour block of time one day
a week to visit with patients. These volunteers are trained to support
patients and families through the grief process and to provide active
listening, emotional, and spiritual support.
Community programs our volunteers support include:
- Ongoing fund raising events to improve patient care services at Redwood
Vial of Life Community Program
A volunteer committee ensures that vials are placed throughout the community
in convenient locations and that they remain adequately stocked. These
vials include a Health Information form which could save valuable time
for paramedics trying to determine a patient's prior medical history
(including allergies and medications).