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Winthrop-University Hospital Volunteers

Partners in Caring

At Winthrop-University Hospital, Volunteers are an essential part of the Hospital family, helping us to deliver compassionate world-class care to our patients.

The Winthrop Volunteer Program offers Volunteers many rewarding and meaningful opportunities to interact with patients, assist staff, or provide clerical or administrative support to various departments. By volunteering at Winthrop, many people have enriched their own lives while helping others and serving a vital role in the local community. Creative placement and flexible scheduling afford each new Volunteer an opportunity to pursue his or her special interests while putting to use individual skills and talents. Patient-related and non-patient-related activities include choice assignments in the following service areas and departments:

  • Admitting
  • Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU)
  • Child Life Program
  • Coffee Shop
  • Communications Desk
  • Dietary Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Gift Shop
  • Information Desk
  • Newspaper and Magazine Cart
  • Pastoral Care
  • Patient Care Unit Aides
  • Patient Relations Welcoming Ambassadors
  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgical Information Desk
  • Special Services/Projects

Long-term and short-term assignments are available seven days a week. A minimum commitment of three to four hours per week is requested. Volunteers are asked to purchase uniforms through the Volunteer Office.