Become a Volunteer at MCH
MCH offers a wide variety of volunteer positions to match your skills and interests. Each opportunity allows you to share your time and talents with others and experience the warm and welcoming MCH community. Training is provided and time commitment is flexible, based on your schedule.
Here are just a few of the many opportunities:
Supporting residents with a friendly visit may be one of the most rewarding volunteer roles at MCH! Visitors provide conversation, interaction, and companionship; they also accompany residents to recreation programs and activities, or to places of interest within the MCH campus.
These volunteers transport residents in wheel chairs to and from activities, events, and church services held on-site at MCH. This is a great way to make a positive impact, as well as “get your steps in” throughout our beautiful facility!
The MCH Auxiliary operates two stores on-site. Tapestry Gift Shop offers a wide range of sundries, snacks, clothes and gifts. The MCH Thrift Shop provides gently used clothes, accessories and household items at affordable prices. Both stores need volunteers to provide friendly customer service; cashier; and keep the shop tidy and organized. Previous retail experience preferred; computer experience required for the Gift Shop.
The resident Hair Salon is always bustling, and Transport volunteers make sure residents get to and from their appointments. Clerical volunteers assist with scheduling appointments, answering and placing calls, and record keeping.
This opportunity is available “as needed” by various departments at MCH. If you enjoy filing, making copies, preparing mailings or packets; or data entry and creating or editing documents, this role is a great fit!
MCH has beautiful and extensive grounds and gardens, and we need your help to maintain them and keep us looking our best! We are seeking volunteers with gardening experience for a weekly shift; groups are also welcome for one-day service events!
Resident Tech Support
The Tech Support volunteer assists residents of Monroe Community Hospital with issues that crop up with their phones and other devices. The ideal candidate will have great people skills, as well as a broad knowledge of a variety of phones, TVs, tablets, Alexas and other internet dependent devices.
Do you have special skills or abilities that you enjoy sharing with others, such as foreign language, ASL proficiency, artistic or musical skills, or hobbies? Please contact us and let’s discuss!
How to Become a Volunteer
We invite you to join us as a volunteer at MCH and become a member of our community. We are always looking for caring people to volunteer. We welcome individuals of all ages, 16 years and older. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about volunteering at MCH, please contact our Volunteer Services Department at MCHVolunteer@monroehosp.org or call us at (585) 760-6151
Prior to starting their service, each volunteer must:
Complete an application and interview
Pass a criminal background check
Complete a health evaluation
Complete orientation and training
Volunteers at MCH are essential to the quality of life that residents enjoy, and they are respected members of our community. Volunteers receive informal recognition throughout the year as well as the following benefits:
Lunch voucher for each 4-hour shift
Ongoing inservice training
Use of dedicated locker room
Annual Volunteer Luncheon
“I have always liked to help other people, which was why I got into nursing. Once I retired, I started to volunteer as a way of giving back. Its nothing profound, but it makes me feel good to help the residents; to lend an ear, and over time I have learned to really listen to them. It is fascinating to get to know them and hear their stories. I think we are all put on this earth to help each other, and this is my way of doing it, of caring!”