Prerequisite Opportunity: Slidell Memorial Hospital
Health & Wellness, Civic & Community
Age Minimum (with Adult) - 15, Minimum Age - 15+, Skill Category - N/A
Slidell Memorial HospitalIntern/Volunteer Opportunities Available at
Slidell Memorial Hospital
Slidell Memorial Hospital has opportunities available for unpaid interns/volunteers. Would you like a chance to learn new skills, develop new interests, make new friends and most of all—have the opportunity to help others in our community? If so, please consider interning at Slidell Memorial Hospital. Anyone can become an unpaid intern. Our interns range in age from 16 to 80+. They are caring people who want to enrich lives – their own and those of the people they touch. Never has there been such a need for caring as there is today. No experience or prior training is necessary. Please contact the Volunteer Office at 985-280-8531 for an application or visit www.SlidellMemorial.org for additional information on interning at SMH.
Current Volunteer opportunities include:
“Angels in the ER” – Assists ER staff as needed. Example of responsibilities include visiting patients, transporting patients, providing information to family members, stocking supplies and helping with initial admission process.
Cancer Center Concierge Volunteers – Greet visitors/patients, escort patients to their appointments, provide basic information and answer phone calls.
Care Partners – Assigned to a nursing floor to answer call lights, round on patients, restock supplies, transport patients, etc.
Clerical Support – Assigned to an SMH department such as Volunteer Services, Case Management, Accounting, Business Development, SMH Imaging, Marketing, Physician Network, etc. to provide clerical support.
Gift Shop – This is one of the most exciting volunteer assignments at SMH. Not only do volunteers help patients, visitors and staff pick-out gifts, but they help with marketing, merchandising and product selection.
Information Desk Ambassadors – Assigned to one of two information desks to provide information to visitors and patients and walk them to their destinations. This position requires computer skills, and willingness to learn many aspects of the Hospital operations. This assignment is never boring. Information Desk Ambassadors are also responsible for stocking coffee supplies in waiting rooms, delivering newspapers, cards and e-mails throughout the Hospital, sorting incoming SMH mail and assembling packets/mailers as needed.
Patient Comfort Rounds – Visits all patients with “comfort cart” distributing magazines, books, puzzles, pens, bibles, etc. Volunteers in this position must be outgoing, compassionate and have good communication skills.
Receptionist – Assigned to a Department or Doctor office to greet patients and visitors, assist staff process patient orders, answer phones, escort patients and visitors as needed.
Special Event Volunteers – These volunteers do not keep a “regular” volunteer schedule. A Special Event list is distributed monthly, and they pick the events they would like to volunteer for. This includes: health fairs, educational seminars, fundraising activities, etc.
Surgical Waiting Room – Monitors surgical waiting room, and provides information to family members. This position has a lot of contact with Doctors and Nurses so good communication skills are necessary.
Wheelchair Escorts – Assigned to registration and escorts patients to their appointments.
Nursery Support – Answering call lights, rocking babies, etc.
Work from Home Volunteers – This could include making hats, scarfs or lap blankets for distribution to patients, clerical assistance or other jobs as assigned.