Candidates whose applications are accepted after being interviewed must successfully complete a number of requirements before they can start volunteering at Chilton Medical Center:
- Time commitment
- – Adult volunteers must commit to a minimum of three to four hours a week for at least six months and junior volunteers must commit to a minimum of 50 service hours. Patient and family advisors volunteer one to four hours per month.
- Verification of good health from a physician
- – A doctor must fill out a health certificate verifying a volunteer's ability to perform assignments at a hospital, as well as document immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and varicella, or chicken pox.
- Tuberculin screening
- – Two tuberculin tests, offered free of charge at Chilton Medical Center to all adult volunteer applicants, are required. Tuberculin tests may also be scheduled with a private physician, but must be administered with a week off in between tests in order to be valid. Candidates who have a positive tuberculin test result must provide documentation of a negative chest X-ray.
- – A flu vaccination is required during flue season for all volunteers. Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations are required for all adult volunteers; junior volunteers must provide proof of vaccination on their health form.
- Criminal background check
- – All adults must complete criminal background check and social security verification forms before they can be assigned to volunteer work. Please note that it may take several weeks to receive authorization from the state.
- General orientation
- – After acceptance to the program and completion of all required paperwork, volunteers must attend an orientation session to learn more about our organization and their role with us.
- Department-specific training
- – Volunteers will receive training, provided by hospital employees or more experienced volunteers, that is specific to the department in which they will be volunteering.
All necessary forms will be provided after you have met with our volunteer coordinator and been accepted into the program.
Chilton Medical Center Auxiliary
If you enjoy fundraising, spreading holiday cheer, crafting meal tray favors or making hand-made items for patients, becoming a member of the Chilton Medical Center Auxiliary may be right for you.