Volunteering at Providence Seaside Hospital

Also known as: Providence Seaside Hospital Auxiliary, Seaside Hospital Auxiliary
Our volunteers touch our community by helping their neighbors, friends and each other when they volunteer at Providence Seaside Hospital. They are such an important part of Providence Seaside Hospital, as they quietly serve our community by using their talents and time. We appreciate the energy and the commitment they have made to the hospital.

Providence Seaside Hospital needs volunteers that enjoy meeting, interacting and helping other people.Volunteers typically work a two to four hour shift, one day per week. Adult volunteers are requested to make a six-month commitment (if possible) and student volunteers are requested to make a three-month commitment (if possible).

Providence Seaside volunteers serve in a variety different areas throughout the hospital and Providence clinics. Some of the departments supported are environmental services, extended care unit (long term care), dietary, foundation and the gift shop to name just a few.

Volunteers perform a variety of tasks such as holding the hand of a frightened patient, delivering meal trays to patients, making packets, clerical services, special projects and events, and much, much more.
Duties include patient care and non-patient services.

Benefits of volunteering:
  • Receive an annual flu vaccine at no charge.
  • Free tea and coffee from our cafeteria.
  • Free meal if you work four hours or more consecutively.
  • Free educational opportunities.
  • Invitations to special events:
    • Volunteer Socials
    • Appreciation Luncheon and more
  • Most importantly satisfaction from helping people in our community.

History
On February 9, 1961, a group of ladies who wanted to help the then Seaside General Hospital in "any way they could," organized an auxiliary. At that time, the hospital was located at Avenue S and Franklin in Seaside, where the school district administrative offices are now located. The current hospital opened on Wahanna Road in 1979.

In 1981, the hospital came under the management of the Sisters of Providence. In 1990, the name was changed to Providence Seaside Hospital.

Highlights
Providence Seaside Hospital Auxiliary reached the 100,000 volunteer hours mark at the beginning of 2008. The Auxiliary has provided 77 pieces of equipment to the hospital.

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Providence Seaside Hospital Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering at Providence Seaside Hospital, please complete an application form and background disclosure (for those 18 and over). After receiving your application, you will be contacted to set up an appointment to discuss our program and see if there is a match for placement.