Volunteer Opportunities

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Eskenazi Health Volunteer Services is dedicated to enhancing the patient experience, augmenting the services of staff and promoting community involvement by providing compassionate and competent volunteers. Eskenazi Health currently has more than 250 volunteers, with some volunteers committing more than 13,000 lifetime service hours. Volunteers come from all walks of life and areas of Indianapolis and outlying communities, such as Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood and Westfield (to name a few).

Eskenazi Health volunteers are recognized as important members of our health care team and play a vital role in fulfilling the hospital's mission to advocate, care, teach and serve all citizens of the Indianapolis area, with a special emphasis on the vulnerable populations.

Volunteer opportunities exist throughout various areas of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health system for those ages 18 and older. These opportunities were designed with the patient in mind as we hope to provide each patient and visitor with a positive experience while at our facilities. For volunteers ages 14-19, we have a summer VolunTEEN program designed to engage our youth in the workings of health care and teach the value of service. Please contact Volunteer Services.

Current Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • ICU Waiting Room Patient and Guest Representative
    • Opportunities available: Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Greet visitors entering the Intensive Care Unit. Provide patient status, room number, directions and access to the ICU. 

  • Care Rounding Ambassadors
    • Opportunities available: Monday – Sunday, 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight). Volunteers will assess patient needs through hourly rounding on inpatient care floors. Support staff members by filing, making reminder calls, restocking supplies and other clerical needs. Complete all necessary paperwork and evaluations following each interaction.
  • Data entry volunteer
    • Opportunities available: Various – Work with departments to enter information in various systems.
  • Employment Center Assistant
    • Opportunities available: Monday – Friday, 8a.m. – 4:30p.m.  The volunteer will provide clerical support to the staff of Recruitment and Employment in the Human Resources Department.  Responsibilities include filing, answering phones, basic application troubleshooting, greeting customers and other duties as assigned.
  • Eskenazi Health No One Dies Alone (NODA) (Eskenazi Health Palliative Care)
    • Opportunities available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program uses volunteer companions who are notified when patients are alone and expected to die in the next 24 hours. The companions come to the hospital and stay with the patients, rotating through three-hour shifts, to ensure they are not left alone in their final moments. During the vigil, the volunteer companions talk to the patients, hold their hand or just serve as a compassionate presence in the room.
  • Senior Care Representatives (clerical support)
    • Opportunities Available: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Support clinic services by greeting patients as they enter the clinic, filing, making reminder calls, assembling packets and other educational materials, restocking supplies and other clerical needs. 
  • Transition Support
  • Volunteer Services, Volunteer Office Support
    • Opportunities Available: Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 4p.m.  Support the staff and volunteers of Volunteer Services.  Work on various projects including, mailings, ER testing kit assembly, data entry, reminder phone calls, staffing the office and much more.
    • Opportunities Available: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Support clinic services by greeting patients as they enter the clinic, filing, making reminder calls, assembling packets and other educational materials, restocking supplies and other clerical needs. 

Volunteer Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older, unless enrolled in the summer VolunTEEN program, ages 14-19.
  • Agree to volunteer for a three-hour shift per week for at least three months.
  • Interview with the Eskenazi Health Volunteer Services manager.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Provide proof of immunization for measles, rubella (MMR) and immunization or immunity for chickenpox (varicella).
  • Receive an annual tuberculosis (TB) screening.
  • Receive an annual flu vaccination.
  • Complete the online application and orientation process.
  • Complete any additional training your placement may require.

     

     

     


    Contact Us
    For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call Eskenazi Health Volunteer Services at 317.880.3333 or email Scott Lawson, manager.