Volunteers at Oakwood are seriously committed to assisting in making hospital visits and patient stays comfortable and stress free. Our volunteer core is committed to excellence by meeting service area expectations and understanding the vital connection to the success of Oakwood. We strive for excellence in all facets of the organization and value the outstanding work of all of Oakwood's select volunteers.
Oakwood Healthcare System is a true leader in volunteerism and we are proud to maintain one of the largest healthcare volunteer programs in the State of Michigan. We provide support, assistance and a helping hand to our patients and their families thanks to the more than 1,000 men, women and students who serve as Oakwood volunteers on a monthly basis.
The Mission of Oakwood is to provide excellence in care, healing and health to the individuals and communities we serve, therefore, the process to become an Oakwood volunteer is very thorough in scope.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Oakwood please read through all of our information carefully to make sure you are serious and committed to our program.
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- Providing patient companionship
- Spiritual Support
- Greeting and directing patients/visitors
- Interacting with patients/visitors/staff through our gift shops
- Delivering DVDs, CDs and personal players through our Guest Service Program
- Performing clerical duties
- Taking part in special events and promotions
- Assisting at health screenings, immunization clinics, health fairs and flu shot clinics
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The Young Adult Volunteer Program is open to high school students age 15 and older.
The orientation for Young Adult Volunteer Program participants is more extensive. In addition to the standard topics, the Young Adult Volunteer Program orientation includes educational modules that focus on the areas of service excellence, telephone etiquette and understanding expectation of patients, visitors and staff.
Due to the large volume of high school-aged volunteer applicants, Young Adult Volunteer Program opportunities are limited. To find out what programs are currently open to Young Adult Volunteer Program participants at the site near you, contact the applicable site representative located on the right-hand side of this page.
Launched in 2002 through the coordinated efforts of Oakwood Healthcare System Volunteer Council members, the Volunteer Scholarship Fund is designed to assist select high school student volunteer in furthering their education. The Fund offers financial support for students who support Oakwood and its community through their efforts.