Be a Volunteer
There are many volunteer opportunities at Winchester Medical Center. More
than 1,000 individuals volunteer their time, donating more than 80,000
hours each year. Volunteers are unique, wonderful people who care for
each other as well as for the patients and families they help. We invite
you to join this team and use your special skills, knowledge, and time
to touch the lives of your neighbors. Volunteers—young and old,
employed and retired, men and women—offer the precious gift of time
in a variety of ways.
Acceptance of teens and adults for volunteer service at Winchester Medical
Center will depend upon the individual’s ability to meet the requirements
of the volunteer service program. After acceptance, volunteer assignments
are made according to interest, availability, and the ability to fulfill
job requirements and designated hours.
Opportunities for Volunteers
There are over 50 areas of the hospital that use volunteers. Volunteers
also have the opportunity to join the WMC Auxiliary as a second way to
be active and serve Winchester Medical Center. Here are some volunteer
In-Hospital Adult Volunteers may be a courtesy van driver, Surgical/Critical Care waiting room liaison,
patient representative, patient escort, clerical volunteer, or work in
the Child Care Center, Emergency Department, at the Information Desk,
or deliver mail and flowers to patients. For more information on Adult
and JR volunteering opportunities at Winchester Medical Center, contact
Volunteer Services at 540-536-8156 or
Download an Adult Volunteer Application
Winchester Medical Center Auxiliary was founded on November 6, 1902, when 100 ladies from the community met
in the engine room of the Rouss Fire Company. The object of the Auxiliary
today is the same as then: to serve as an extension of Winchester Medical
Center in the promotion and improvement of the general health of the community
through education, service, and goodwill. Each year through projects such
as the Gift Shops, the Attic Thrift Shop and Lights of Love, the Auxiliary
is able to raise impressive amounts of money to help support on-going
Download an WMC Auxiliary Membership Form
Junior Volunteers is an organized program of the Winchester Medical Center providing the
youth of our community the opportunity to explore medical careers while
serving our patients and visitors within our facility.
The Junior Volunteer program begins in June and ends on Labor Day of each
year. This program is for youth who can commit 50 hours of volunteer service,
who are still in high school, and have completed the eighth grade. Applications
include a health screening and TB test. Interviews are conducted during
May followed by an orientation.
applications is May 1.
Junior volunteers must complete the following steps to apply to the Junior
Volunteer program: obtain application packet from the Volunteer Office
at the hospital (includes application, essay, parent permission form,
health screening/immunization form, MMR documentation, & two personal
references), attend orientation, complete volunteer agreement form and
commit to 50 hours of assigned service.
Medical Explorer Post 109
Youth who have an interest in exploring a career in the health care and
medical field may be interested in joining Medical Explorer Post 109.
This club exposes members to the Surgical Tech Program, Nursing Careers,
Pharmacy, Emergency Medicine, Rehab, Respiratory Services, Radiology Tech
School, and Cardiac Cath Lab. Post 109 is for boys and girls ages 14 to
20 with an interest in a medical career. For information, contact Sara
Wagner at 540-536-8156.
What is the Time Commitment?
The more you give the more satisfaction you receive.
- Adult volunteers are asked to commit to 3 to 4 hours of service, at least
once a week.
- Active adult volunteers commit to 50 hours of service annually.
- Junior Volunteers commit to 50 hours during the summer months.
How to Apply
Simply go to the Volunteer Office at Winchester Medical Center and complete
an application. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. We encourage you to stop by and see us!
Steps to Becoming a Volunteer
We take great pride in our volunteer program, and we thank you for your
gift of time and commitment to volunteer at WMC. We look forward to helping
you become trained and ready to be a part of our team to provide the highest
quality safe patient/customer care and services. Delivering the best experience
every time, every place is our vision. Because we place the utmost importance
on the safety and health of our patients, becoming a volunteer involves
a series of steps:
- Completed and signed volunteer application with references
- Interview with the Volunteer Services Director
- General volunteer training
- Individual training based on assignment
- Health assessment and 2 TB tests
- Universal criminal background check
- Immunization records
- DMV record for driving assignments
- A signed and returned volunteer agreement and completed orientation process
- Placement of volunteers based on the hospital’s departmental needs
and the volunteer’s interest and ability to meet requirements