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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.

How to Apply

Simply complete the correct application and mail or drop off at the Volunteer Office at Winchester Medical Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We encourage you to stop by and see us!

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 opportunities:

  • 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 dtrant@valleyhealthlink.com.
  • 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 hospital programs.
  • 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. Deadline for applications is May 1.

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.

    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