CHH Seeking Volunteers For 2014

Are you or someone you know looking for a very special volunteer experience and enjoy one-on-one contact with people? The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has great opportunities to volunteer!

CHH is currently seeking Information Desk, Gift Shop, and Lifeline Response Volunteers. Participants in its volunteer program must commit to a once a week shift and receive comprehensive training after completing a general hospital orientation, physical and background check. 

 “Volunteers make wonderful patient partners because patients respond well to volunteers. They provide a welcome bridge and enhance the appreciation of the hospital and its community.” said CHH Volunteer Coordinator Shelli Rhoads.

Information Desk Volunteers greet and direct patients and visitors to appropriate locations around CHH and perform clerical duties as instructed, all while abiding by HIPAA regulations.  Opportunities are available at both the Main Campus at 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington and at Hungerford Emergency & Medical Care in Winsted at 115 Spencer Street.

Gift Shop Volunteers are needed in the hospital’s busy and growing gift shop. Volunteers who would like a warm and positive place to interact with the CHH community and enjoy offering caring and knowledgeable customer service would enjoy the Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit special hospital projects and scholarships.

Lifeline Volunteers assist local residents that subscribe to the hospital’s LIFELINE® Emergency Response and Medical Dispensary Services.  These volunteers receive training then visit patients’ homes to assist with installing and troubleshooting the products and services. 

For close to 100 years, the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Volunteer Program has provided essential, supplementary and complementary services to patients, families, visitors and staff. The current Volunteer Program at CHH has 130 traditional volunteers and over 30 junior volunteers in more than 30 non-clinical and clinical areas that make a profound and positive difference in the Hospital’s daily operations.

If you would like to become part of our volunteer team, contact Volunteer Coordinator Shelli Rhoads at 860-496-6470 or srhoads@hungerford.org  for more information.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungertford.org for information.

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