Volunteers are a vital part of our mission at Cullman Regional, and we are pleased to offer many opportunities to serve around the hospital. Our volunteers give thousands of hours annually and are an important part of our team. We are always looking for volunteers to help in many roles including, but not limited to, greeting and directing patients throughout the facility or assisting with events or office work in various departments. Through volunteerism, you can acquire new skills and knowledge, develop new interests, expand your social and personal support networks and get satisfaction from assisting others through compassion and understanding.
Summer Junior Volunteers
High school students in the Cullman area have the opportunity to learn more about healthcare careers with Cullman Regional’s unique summer volunteer program for students ages 15 to 18. The Junior Volunteer Program takes place each June and July for six weeks. Volunteers are placed in various departments throughout the hospital, based on career and departmental interests. Not only do junior volunteers provide a valuable service to the staff, they also gain experience and exposure to potential career paths while performing a valuable community service.
Junior volunteers must be 15 to 18 years old and:
- have completed the 10th grade
- have reliable transportation to and from their volunteer assignment
- attend mandatory orientation and complete employee health tests including TB skin test
- wear a uniform (Khaki pants and white shirt)
Adults 18 years of age and older may serve in various areas throughout the hospital, including Guest Relations, Medical Day Hospital, One Day Surgery, Marketing, Community Education and more. Adult volunteers perform a numerous non-patient-care duties including, but not limited to, greeting and directing guests throughout the facility and assisting with events or completing administrative office work.
Volunteers must be able to:
- Serve at least four hours weekly at a minimum.
- Complete a personal interview at the Volunteer Office.
- Agree to a one-year commitment.
Patient Care Volunteers
Assist caregivers with running errands, chores, shopping, meal preparation, visiting or providing breaks for the caregiver. They might share a cup of coffee, hold a hand, visit the patient and caregiver or provide a listening ear for patients and caregivers.
Answer telephones, make copies and assist with filing and large mailings.
Work with survivors who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one and help them through the grieving process.
Resource volunteers typically have a professional degree or expertise and are willing to share this knowledge with patients and their families.
Special Projects Volunteers
Provide assistance with fundraisers, crafts, holiday celebrations and more.
Translate for the Hospice staff and/or patients and family, particularly Spanish-English language skills.
Volunteer Professional Hair Stylists
Style hair for patients and/or caregivers, particularly for patients wanting to attend special events while in Hospice care.
Year-Round Student Volunteer Program
Due to popular demand, Cullman Regional offers a limited number of year-round volunteer opportunities for high school students interested in nursing careers.