Waldo County General Hospital is fortunate to be part of a vibrant, caring community, volunteering time, energy and financial resources in so many ways.
Volunteers play an important role in the overall success of Waldo County General Hospital. Our active volunteer network assists patients, their families, and visitors to our facilities and are valued members of the health care team.
If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please call at 207-301-8552.
Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers are people with a desire to help others, a professional attitude and a willingness to learn new things. Waldo County General Hospital’s volunteer program welcomes men and women over the age of 18. Most volunteers donate 4-6 hours a day once or twice a month. Lunch is provided to each volunteer working at least four hours in a day.
What does training consist of?
Once your completed application is received, your references will be checked, a background screening will be done, and you will be scheduled for an interview with the Regional Director of Volunteer Services. A packet of information about the Aid and the opportunities for volunteers will be given to you. If you desire to work in the hospital, you are scheduled to attend a mandatory inservice training session (MID) which familiarizes you with the safety, infection control and confidentiality policies and procedures at the hospital. You are also required to have a lab screening to test for immunity to tuberculosis, mumps and measles. The test is provided at no cost to you by the hospital. After your MID is completed, a committee chairperson will contact you about volunteering in the areas that you have chosen and will provide a tour of the hospital, a name tag, a volunteer jacket and job training. If you only work on events outside of the hospital, you do not have to undergo training.