The Villages® Regional Hospital is looking for individuals to join its Auxiliary to help continue the tradition of delivering compassionate patient care.
A volunteer recruitment event will be held Saturday, October 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second floor atrium of the hospital's Advanced Surgery Center lobby. Enter through the Advanced Surgery Center door, just off of Clemente Court.
"If you're familiar with the auxiliary, then you know its volunteers work in a variety of departments at the hospital," says Lou Emmert, Volunteer Coordinator with The Villages® Regional Hospital Auxiliary Foundation. "In fact, they do a little bit of everything - from working at the hospital's gift shop and information desks to serving as patient representatives to shuttling patients to and from the parking lots to manning the fundraising Ye Olde Thrift Shoppe in Lady Lake. They also fill in the gaps by assisting hospital staff and providing extra services for patients, guests and family members."
Hospital auxiliary volunteers may choose to work with patients, help stock supplies, or provide services in one of over 30 various departments. A four-hour shift is expected each week and seasonal residents are welcome. "People are often surprised to learn that there are three volunteer shifts a day, every day of the week. The need extends beyond Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.," continues Emmert.
The hospital is especially in need of volunteers to fill in the early evening shift, from 4 to 8 p.m. as well as weekend shifts. Stop by the recruitment event on October 27 to learn more about The Villages® Regional Hospital Auxiliary and volunteering. Hospital tours will be provided and active volunteers will be available for questions.