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Volunteer Programs



Auxiliary Volunteers

The Auxiliary volunteers give personal attention and perform tasks in a variety of areas in our hospitals, including registration, information desks, gift shops, intensive care waiting rooms and surgery waiting rooms. There are numerous service areas from which to choose. For more information, call 803-296-5520 at Baptist, 803-907-1501 at Parkridge or 803-434-6242 at Richland. You may click here to apply online.  

 

Personal Touch

Personal Touch volunteers serve in patient care areas. They work directly with the nursing staff, delivering hands-on comfort care to patients and offering emotional support to patients and families. Comfort care can include: assistance helping patients walk, eat or bathe; back rubs; and emotional support such as listening, reading or holding a hand. Additional training is needed.

For more information, call 803-296-5520 at Baptist, 803-907-1501 at Parkridge or 803-434-6242 at Richland. You may click here to apply online.

HELP

HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) volunteers work with the older patient population. They work directly with medical and nursing staff providing hands-on care to patients age 65 or older. Volunteers help patients maintain their cognitive and physical functioning. Additional training is required. HELP placement sites include orthopaedics and any area of the hospital where elderly patients are treated.

For more information, call 803-296-5520 at Baptist, 803-907-1501 at Parkridge or 803-434-6242 at Richland. You may click here to apply online.

Summer Junior Volunteer Program

Opportunities are available for youth ages 14-17. For more information, call 803-296-5570 at Baptist, 803-907-1501 at Baptist Parkridge and 803-434-6242 at Richland.

Hospice

Hospice HandsHospice volunteers serve in non-medical roles, but are an important part of the hospice team who give their time and emotional support to patients, families and staff. They work in a variety of locations including patient homes, hospitals and nursing facilities. There are many roles a hospice volunteer can choose from including patient support, administrative work or community education. For more information, call 803-296-3143. You may click here to apply online.