at St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center
The St. Luke's Magic Valley Auxiliary, Junior Volunteers, Volunteer Chaplains, and Pet Partners are an integral part of our health care team, giving of their time and energy to help create the best possible experience for patients, visitors, and staff.
Hospital volunteers are special people committed to making a difference in the lives of patients and their families.
How do I become a volunteer?
- Complete a volunteer application available at the hospital information desk, from the volunteer office or Click here for our online applications.
- You will be called for an interview.
- You will attend a hospital orientation and volunteer training.
- You will be asked to volunteer a minimum
of four hours one day a week. While volunteering
you can expect to:
- Make new friends
- Develop new skills
- Enjoy interesting challenges
- Gain work experience in a medical setting
- Receive warm appreciation
Health Benefits of Volunteering
Researchers who have studied volunteering have discovered that volunteerism is a "secret ingredient" to helping people stay healthy and feel fulfilled. The social support that volunteers receive when they engage in volunteer activity is directly related to their health and sense of well being. Conversely, individuals who remain isolated and reject opportunities to interact with others tend to have poorer health and feel less fulfilled.
10 Ten Reasons for Volunteering
- You're urgently needed .
- Experience not required .
- You choose your own schedule.
- You learn and do something new every day.
- You'll never get a pay cut..
- You're never a victim of downsizing.
- You're guaranteed as much overtime as you want.
- You get paid the same, even on your day off.
- You feel the joy of giving from the heart.
- You get a free meal .
- Patient Visitor
- Refreshment Cart Hostess
- Information Desk Attendant
- Gift Shop Associate
- Clerical Support
- Emergency Room Assistant
- Cancer Center Host
- Outpatient Surgery Hostess
- Hospice Patient Companion
|WHY I VOLUNTEER...
"When I retired I felt the need for something to do. I like having something, away from home, to get up in the morning to do. I also like to work with people. We at MVMC have an excellent group with whom to work." Beulah Archer, 21 Years Service
"I like being busy
and I feel it is a privilege to do volunteer
work. I enjoy working with others that
also like what we are doing. I am so
grateful to be able to do service in
"The reason I joined
the MVMC auxiliary was mainly for personal
reasons. My husband passed away and I
was getting very bored and with boredom
comes depression, so I thought staying
busy and trying to help others would
help me, which it did. By helping patients,
family, and visitors find their destination
and seeing they are taken care of is
part of our main purpose. They all appreciate
the help and concern we show them."
"To be a support for
those that are going through any kind
of medical procedure. I know how scared
I am when I have to have tests or go
into the hospital. When someone takes
the time to make me feel comfortable
things go much better. Also, being new
to the area, volunteering lets me meet
new people and make new friends."
"Volunteering makes me feel useful and I love others. I benefit far more than I can ever give to others in return. Volunteering is very rewarding and therapeutic for me."
"As I gave careful consideration as to where I would live to give of my free time, it did not take long to contact MVRMC. Working with babies, holding, cuddling and caring for them is a dream come true."