Volunteers bring selfless dedication and endless enthusiasm for Bellin Health's mission. Below is a list of a few of the opportunities that are available. If you’re interested in volunteering or want more information on all the volunteer opportunities that are available, please call Bellin Volunteer Services at (920) 433-3697 or (920) 433-3632 or email email@example.com.
Concerned Hearts is an organization comprised of individuals who either have had treatment for a heart condition or have had a family member treated for a heart condition. This group is responsible for staffing the reception desk located near the Intensive Care Unit. When new patients arrive, members show them and their families videos describing the surgery, recovery and their future lifestyle. Concerned Hearts members also visit patients during their stay to answer questions and provide insights about the recovery process.
Members volunteer in several ways, such as:
- Heart Hugger Pillow Makers: A group of volunteers cut, sew and stuff hundreds of pillows every year for cardiac patients. Patients hug this pillow as they cough as part of therapy following heart surgery.
- Visitation Committee: A group of volunteers who visit pre- and post-operative cardiac surgery patients and are available to answer questions and provide information.
- Intensive Care Volunteer Desk: The ICU volunteer desk is staffed by volunteers 8 hours a day. These volunteers give families an understanding and assurance that the long hours during the surgery will indeed benefit not only the patient but the entire family.
Gift Shoppe Salesperson
This position entails offering customer service and support to our gift shoppe. Duties include: maintaining an accurate record of purchases during your shift, operating a cash register, assisting with inventory as needed, waiting on customers and making an accurate count of money upon closing the shop.
The primary focus of this position is to assist pharmacy technicians with clerical, restocking and messenger duties.
The volunteers in this position help to support our nursing staff on various medical units with patient care. Some of the general duties include stocking supplies, cleaning equipment, and transporting patients via wheelchair. General duties vary depending on the medical unit and their needs.
Hospital Support Volunteer
This position involves escorting patients and visitors within the hospital.
Dietary Survey Volunteer
Volunteers are needed to help with nutrition surveys given out to patients in order to gather feedback on the quality of the food serve. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to interact with our patients while assisting Nutrition Services. The hours are very flexible for this position.
BEAM Art Cart Volunteer
Bellin Expressive Arts in Medicine
Volunteering with BEAM is an extremely rewarding experience for an enthusiastic, positive, nurturing person who loves people. Bring a BEAM Art Cart to patients during their hospital stay, and offer an art or craft project to patients at no cost, along with a smile, and conversation. Art Carts are stocked with art supplies and make and take projects. Art is part of the healing process, provides distraction from anxiety, and creates a nurturing, healing environment. Art is calming, soothing, and uplifting for patients and those that support them. Leave each day with a feeling of fulfillment, knowing you made each patients day a little brighter.
Sixth Floor Reception Desk
Those volunteers in this position help both visitors and patients as they come to the sixth floor for medical procedures. Responsibilities for this position include such activities as helping to answer general questions, keep refreshments supplied for visitors and helping the medical staff to locate family members. Hours are available during the week from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Digestive Health Greeter
Our Digestive Health Clinic located on the third floor of the 725 Medical Building has an opportunity for volunteers interested in helping in the clinic. The general duties consist of greeting patients, monitoring the waiting room area, guiding patients to specific areas in the clinic, and helping to assist the staff as needed with other duties. The general hours are mornings from 7 a.m. till 11 a.m. any day Monday through Friday. This is a wonderful position for anyone interested in working in a clinical environment.