Volunteers have long been an integral part of O’Connor Hospital’s tradition of bringing comfort and care to patients, families and loved ones for more than sixty years. Our volunteers have donated more than 2.2 million hours of service since the program began in 1952.
Being an O’Connor volunteer offers many benefits, including the opportunity to give back to our community and exposure to the hospital environment. Volunteers enhance the care and service we already provide. We are fortunate to have a lot of community interest for our programs.
We have an active mature volunteer team that includes homemakers, employed citizens looking to give back to their community, and senior citizens.
The O’Connor Hospital Hospitality Program is an exciting opportunity for students and graduates interested in a medical career. Hospitality volunteers provide a friendly presence in a variety of clinical units enhancing the patient experience. Clinical units include Emergency Department, Oncology, Orthopedics, Service Excellence, Intermediate Care Telemetry Unit (ICTU), Mother/Baby and the Clinical Decision Unit (CDU).
Acceptance into the program is based on suitability, availability and participant interest. Referral to the Hospitality Program and an interview with a clinical area manager is based on our need and an applicant’s commitment, performance, and reliability in the Adult Volunteer Program assignment.
We are not currently accepting applications for high school student volunteers. Please check back for updates.
Spiritual Care has a variety of programs for those interested in holistic ministry to patients. If you are interested in volunteering in one of these roles, please contact Fr. Randy Valenton at 408-947-2500 extension 4430.
Thank you for your interest in becoming an O’Connor Hospital volunteer.