Volunteers donate their time and talents to help in providing quality care to patients and families. Last year, volunteers gave more than 100,000 hours of service to Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Ascension Calumet Hospital in Chilton.
Benefits of Volunteering
Whether you want to learn about health care careers or simply share your free time in a positive way, volunteering lets you help patients, visitors and staff. Volunteering can have health benefits for you, too—studies show that volunteers feel good physically and emotionally when they help others.
Ascension depends on help from volunteers in many areas. Assignments include working the reception desk, assisting with computer and clerical tasks, transporting wheelchair patients, Eucharistic ministers, Gift Shop attendants, and providing support to patients and families. Volunteers may also participate in fundraising for health care programs and services. We try to find you a volunteer assignment to match your individual interest and talents.
Why Volunteer with Ascension?
Volunteering not only helps patients, families and staff but also helps you, too. Our volunteers find that giving their time helps them connect with their community and lets them experience the joy of helping others. Volunteering also lets you:
- explore healthcare careers.
- meet people and develop friendships.
- boost self-confidence.
- develop and share your skills.
- gain information, education or training.
- keep yourself active and have fun.
- receive annual flu shots.
- attend an annual recognition event.
- participate in a variety of special programs offered by Ascension.
Ascension Calumet Hospital volunteers play an important role in enhancing personalized care and customer satisfaction, which help us in living out our mission, promise and values. Ascension Calumet Hospital welcomes compassionate, competent, and resourceful volunteers to fill many volunteer roles within the hospital.