Volunteers are the smiling faces of the hospital. We utilize volunteers in most of the departments here at Canyon Vista Medical Center. Collectively, our volunteer program averages about 1000 hours per month. These areas include the clinical departments such as Women & Children’s Services, Acute Care, ICU/PCU, Emergency Department, and Rehabilitation Services.
Our volunteers work closely with our nursing staff and technicians to lend assistance wherever needed. They help greet patients and family members, answer phones, stock small supplies, create packets, help with charts, and take items to patient rooms such as flowers or mail. We also have a Animal Assisted Therapy Program. Because of liability, volunteers are not allowed to administer any type of patient care.
Our non-clinical departments include Medical Records, Client Services, Human Resources, Patient Accounts, and Nutrition & Food Services. Our Volunteers help out by making copies, data entry, putting together packets, answering phones, covering the office for meetings, and making files, and assist with food preparation.
Potential Volunteers need to complete mandatory trainings, drug screen, TB, and background check before being able to work anywhere in the hospital, as well as a hospital orientation.
We request that all volunteers do a minimum of four hours per month in order to remain active in our program. There’s no feeling like the good feeling you get from helping others.
A friendly and professional person is needed to meet and greet the public at the Wellness Depot located in the Sierra Vista Mall. A volunteer will assist the Depot Coordinator with opening/closing the Depot, events/ programs, bulletin boards, flyers, provide the public information about the hospital and other community outreach.
Nutrition & Food Services
Energetic person is needed to assist in stocking supplies, prepare food and patient trays. A Food Handlers permit is required.
Outpatient Surgery Center
Detail-oriented person is needed to assist with patient file updates and organization.
A friendly and professional person is needed to greet patients and their families or visitors and show them to the different hospital departments/ areas from the Hospitality Centers.
Volunteers needed to assist with administrative and clerical tasks such as filing, data entry, and making packets, scanning documents, etc.
Women & Children’s Services
A friendly and professional person is needed to greet visitors and families.
Hospice, Casa de la Paz
A friendly and professional person is needed to visit with patients in Douglas and Sierra Vista as well as assist with clerical tasks such as filing, data entry, making phone calls, etc.
Gift Shop – The Shoppe
A friendly and professional person is needed to meet and greet the public at the Gift Shop. Retail sales experience preferred. Training will be provided.
To Become a Volunteer:
If you would like to join our Volunteer Program call 520-263-3299.
To learn about becoming a Hospice volunteer call 520-417-3654.