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Donna Brace Ogilvie Volunteer Resource Center

As a Planetree hospital, Stamford Hospital is committed to personalizing the healthcare experience for both patients and their families, and volunteers are an important part of our mission. Volunteers are mentored and guided by hospital staff and our commitment is to ensure that each volunteer is well-matched and well-recognized for their individual strengths and talents. We provide a broad selection of volunteer opportunities that fit today's busy lifestyles, while at the same time maintaining a focus on the needs of our patients.
 
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at the hospital for both adults and teenagers, and they are updated on a regular basis. There's a fit for everyone!
 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

  • Safety/Patient Fall Prevention Program
  • Wayfinding Ambassador
  • Tender Touch
  • Care Partner Resource Center
  • No One Dies Alone

Patient & Family Hospitality Areas

  • Aid patients both pre and post surgery
  • Assist patients and staff on patient units
  • Assist staff with registering patients
  • Greet and direct patients and family members
  • Offer patients the comfort of human touch

Administrative Areas

  • Assist visitors with navigating the hospital
  • Field phone inquiries
  • Help with project work and data entry in various departments
There are also annual events that require volunteer assistance over the course of the year. These events include, but are not limited to: Paint the Town Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, Hope in Motion, Celebrating Healthy Hearts, Flu Campaign, American Diabetes/Heart Walk, and other school and community health fairs.
 
Please contact us regarding these opportunities.
 

How to Apply

 

Adult Volunteers

The first step to joining the Stamford Hospital team is filling out our adult volunteer application forms or calling the Donna Brace Ogilvie Resource Center. The application also includes a health and background check. After receiving an application, we will review the information and, if there is an open position that's a good fit, contact the applicant to set up an interview. All new volunteers are required to attend an orientation session, which takes place monthly.

 

Junior Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administrative work in various departments (Finance, Marketing, and others)
  • Helping with community events and fundraisers
  • Playing an instrument or sharing other talents
  • Sunshine Team
  • Working in patient care units

Junior Volunteers (14 to 18 years of age) 

Stamford Hospital welcomes students ages 14 and older who are interested in volunteering in a professional medical environment to apply for our Junior Volunteer Fall/Spring/Summer Program.
 
To be considered, all volunteers are required to complete 50 hours of service for the school year. If volunteering in the summer you must complete 25 hours, with a minimum of two (2) hours on a weekly schedule. This is required upon issuing any recommendations.

In addition, each applicant is expected to submit a typed, 150-word essay that explains why he/she wants to volunteer and also illustrates the qualities that make the applicant an exceptional candidate for the Junior Volunteer Program.
 
Junior volunteers will need to read the junior volunteer information packet and fill out the application forms. Junior volunteer orientations are held twice annually, in June and in October.
 

Benefits

Aside from becoming part of the hospital family, there are other benefits to joining our volunteer team, including:
  • Discounted membership to the Sarner Health & Fitness Institute during a volunteer tenure
  • Free flu shots
  • Participation in events and lectures sponsored by Stamford Hospital
  • Letters of reference
  • Opportunities to join hospital committees
  • Participation in the employee credit union

Placement

Placement as a volunteer is based on skills, interests and availability. All volunteer positions are subject to an assessment period and the satisfaction of the department and the volunteer. Acceptance and placement as a volunteer is not guaranteed to any applicant. Those who are not suited to the health care environment at Stamford Hospital, or whose availability and interests are not compatible with our needs will be referred to other agencies.
 

Contact Us
 

Donna Brace Ogilvie Volunteer Resource Center

PO Box 9317
30 Shelburne Road
Stamford, CT 06904-9317
 
Adult Volunteer Info: 203.276.7521
Junior Volunteer Info: 203.276.7358
Fax: 203.276.6121
 

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