The staff at Capital Region Medical Center considers the volunteer auxiliary, known as the Partners, to be one of the hospital's greatest assets. The Partners members use their time and talents in many ways to help the hospital better serve our community. Partners members assist Capital Region staff by volunteering in the hospital, serving on special ad hoc committees and assuming leadership roles in the Partners organization.
There are currently more than 400 Partners members, including more than 200 members who are active volunteers. The Partners dedicate tens of thousands of volunteer hours to Capital Region Medical Center each year.
Who are our volunteers?
They are retired professionals who may have worked as nurses, teachers or accountants to name just a few fields our volunteers represent. They are mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers. They are high school students interested in learning about the healthcare field. They are active people from all walks of life who like to lend a helping hand.
Where do our volunteers work?
They work in all areas at CRMC, including surgery waiting room, admissions, medical records, information desks, nutrition, the Capital Cup coffee shop and the gift shops.
Check out our opportunity directory to see a list of volunteer jobs and descriptions.
What else do the Partners do?
The Partners members support Capital Region in many other ways. They raise money for special projects. They hold staff appreciation events throughout the year. They encourage healthy behaviors through various activities such as breast cancer awareness drives, promote child safety identification through the WHALE program and offer scholarships to students pursuing healthcare degrees.
What are some of the Partners' accomplishments?
- Donated more than $40,000 for patient recliners in the inpatient rehabilitation unit.
- Purchased $25,000 of equipment in the pediatric unit.
- Volunteered nearly 50,000 hours of service to Capital Region each year.
- Donated $250,000 for each of the following projects:
- Goldschmidt Cancer Center.
- Sam B. Cook Healthplex expansion.
- Physicians Office Building expansion.
The Partners continue to:
- Raise money through a variety of fundraising events with proceeds going to specific hospital programs and departments.
- Award over $10,000 in scholarships annually.
- Make Buddy Bears to give to all children who are patients at CRMC.
- Provide Heart Pillows for all cardiac patients.
- Conduct disease prevention and awareness campaigns.
- Promote WHALE (We Have a Little Emergency), a child identification program.
Partners Teen Volunteer Program
Registration for the 2020 Summer VolunTeen program is now open.
Applicants must be 14 years old by June 1, 2020 before they can begin volunteering. "Volunteens" will be required to attend one of the following orientation sessions held at Capital Region Medical Center, 1125 Madison St. in the Tunnell/Wherritt Community Conference Center.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Monday, May 18, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Prior to the orientation, those interested should complete the online application, even if you have volunteered at CRMC in the past.
At the orientation, teens will learn about the program, patient privacy and other hospital policies. At that time they will also be able to rank their top five choices of areas to volunteer. They will have a TB test placed and will need to have it read two to three days later. VolunTeens are also required to bring a copy of their immunization records to orientation.
Volunteens are guaranteed at least one four-hour work shift a week. This will be either from 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m. Volunteering will begin the week of June 1 and end the week of July 20.
Parents are welcome to attend the training session; however, it is not necessary if a parent signs the application giving consent. If you have any questions, please contact volunteer services at 573.632.5032 or email email@example.com.
Partners auxiliary scholarship program
Each year the Partners auxiliary provides scholarships to those pursuing careers in healthcare. Certain requirements must be met to be considered for a scholarship. Click on the links below to view and print qualification information and the application.
Already a volunteer?
Current volunteers may click here to log in to the volunteer scheduling system.