Edward people are legendary for their friendly spirit. Our volunteers are no exception. Volunteering at Edward offers an opportunity to meet new people and experience the joy of reaching out to others.
We depend heavily on our volunteers. We have over 800 volunteers in 80 departments who have given more than 106,352 hours of service in the past year. So, we spend a lot of time making sure they understand what we're all about and that they're comfortable here.
If you're intersted in becoming a volunteer, the first step is to complete an application, or call the Volunteer Office at (630) 527-3189. An appointment will be scheduled with the Director of Volunteer Services to match time, talent, and availability.
Please note: We are no longer accepting college student volunteer applications for the summer. However, we will begin accepting applications in August for the fall semester.
All new volunteers attend a short orientation session and schedule a mandatory 2-step TB screening.
We ask for a minimum six-month commitment for all volunteer positions. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, call (630) 527-3189.
There are currently over 200 members of the High School Student Volunteer Program at Edward Hospital. Students must be at least 14 years of age, and in high school or college, in order to volunteer. Each teen works one 2- or 3-hour shift per week. Shifts are scheduled on weekdays from 4-6 p.m. or 6-8 p.m., and also on weekends.
High school student volunteer opportunities include staffing the Information Desks, Gift Shop, Flower Shop, and doing clerical work in various departments. Students are not placed in patient care areas. We require a minimum four-month commitment from each of our volunteers.
Due to an overwhelming response to our spring enrollment, we continue to have a long waiting list to join our program. We are placing students from that list into volunteer positions as they become available. We will reassess our volunteer needs in January, when the semester changes. At that time, we will determine the dates for our next enrollment session.
For further information, call or e-mail Pamela Briggs, Supervisor of Volunteer Services, at (630) 527-3222 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.