Carolinas Hospital System is fortunate to be supported by over 120 volunteers who are 18 years of age and older. Typically, volunteers serve one half-day shift per week in an assignment area to match their need and schedule. Volunteers' gift of time and talent enhance the services of their assignment area to hospital patients and their loved ones.
April 26, 2012 - Carolinas Hospital System Honors Volunteers
Department of Volunteer Services
The Department of Volunteer Services is composed of the following programs:
- Adult Volunteers: A year round program for adults who are 18+ and have a desire to make a difference
- Volunteer Chaplains: A year round program for chaplains who wish to serve on-call for a minimum of one week per year to minister upon request to hospital patients, loved ones and staff.
- Teen Volunteers: A summer program held in June and July for teens, who are 14 years old by the June start date and have an overall "B" average for the respective school year.
Who Can Volunteer?
Men and women of all ages and teenagers from 14 to 18 years of age may apply to volunteer. Prospective volunteers are placed in work areas compatible with their interests, skills and background.
How Often Do I Volunteer?
Gifts of volunteer time vary and will be matched to meet the needs of assignment areas. We will arrange to accommodate your personal schedule, including vacations and those unplanned opportunities that become available to you.
Areas of Volunteer Service
- Cardiac Rehab
- Central Admission
- Critical Care Unit Waiting Room
- Day Hospital
- Emergency Department
- Employee Health
- Food Services
- Health Information Management
- Human Resources
- Information Desk
- Magazine Service
- Nursing Floors
- Ostomy Visitation
- Patient Mail Delivery
- Rehab Services
- Special Projects
- Transitional Care Unit
- The Women's Center
- Volunteer Services
Upon beginning service, volunteers may purchase a jacket or vest at cost, which will be refunded in full after 60 volunteer hours.
What are the Benefits?
Aside from the intangible benefits of knowing you are giving time and energy to the well-being of our patients and their families and to making our community better, you also receive tangible benefits. They include a free meal upon completing four (4) hours of service, around the clock access to the Carolinas Hospital System Employee Fitness Center, health screening opportunities, a volunteer uniform, flu shots and free membership to Senior Circle. Records are kept of volunteer hours served. Volunteers are recognized and honored at an annual luncheon and throughout the year for their many contributions.
Formed solely for charitable purposes, the Carolinas Volunteer Auxiliary is a nonprofit organization, which raises funds through special sales and other efforts. Donations include scholarships for students pursuing health care careers at Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College and for the benefit of the American Heart Association, United Way, Mercy Medicine and many other nonprofit organizations. The Auxiliary invites all active volunteers to participate, without membership dues, in this exciting and valued organization.
To our ordained ministers in the Florence area, Carolinas Hospital System invites you to apply for service in a Volunteer Chaplains' capacity. Chaplains serve on an on-call basis during a select week. The purpose of the program is to provide effective pastoral care upon request to patients, families and staff of the Hospital. Chaplains provide their message through a ministry of presence and listening.
The Department of Volunteer Services is committed to recruiting, training and placing qualified volunteers to provide desirable services, which enhance total patient care. We will provide members of the community an opportunity to fulfill their human need to give and to broaden their roles as community ambassadors while supporting and promoting the mission of Carolinas Hospital System to exceed our customersâ€™ expectations.
To apply, please print out and complete the appropriate forms:
To apply, please print out and complete the appropriate form and send to:
Sheree Meadows, Director
Carolinas Hospital System
Post Office Box 100550
Florence, S. C. 29510 - 0550