Since TRH was founded, our staff and patients have relied on the good works of our volunteers to enhance the quality of care we provide. Today, more than 150 volunteers work in an wide variety of jobs touching just about every Hospital department. In addition to their work, volunteers enjoy benefits such as luncheons, a semi-annual newsletter, free flu shots, service pins and free cafeteria meals while on duty.
Information Desk – direct visitors around Hospital and answer questions
Gift Shop – Our Auxiliary Gift Shop is completely managed and staffed by volunteers and all proceeds benefit the Hospital. Hours are 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Outpatient waiting room – help patients get to the correct departments, collect wheelchairs and assist with discharges
Mail Messengers – sort, deliver and collect inter-office mail around the Hospital and from some outlying buildings
Recycling – collect all recycling around the Hospital
Patient Services – our PAL (patient advocate liaison) program has volunteers who offer patients soothing, pleasant companionship and diversion to make his/her stay at TRH a more comfortable experience
Emergency Department waiting room greeter : Greet visitors as they enter, help them to the Registration window, supply them with comforts such as pillows and blankets, talk with them while they’re waiting.
Clerical – mostly filing, making copies, scanning documents in varying departments and physician offices
RX Assistance – help needy community members get medications via various resources in the county (medical background and knowledge of medications preferred)
KOALA- stands for “Keeping Older Adults Living Abundantly,” is an Adult Day Care / Adult Day Health program that provides health services, adult supervision and creative activities during the day so your loved one may continue to live at home. The KOALA Center has a trained medical staff, including a Registered Nurse on site, to provide care for individuals that require skilled nursing, while enabling family members to continue to work outside the home. Volunteers are needed to assist staff with activities to provide fun and enjoyment for KOALA participants
Healing Arts – reflexology and healing touch for staff and sometimes patients (certifications required)
Pet Therapy – we have some volunteers who take pets around to visit patients
Musicians – play music for patients in Transitional Care
Fundraising Sales – our Auxiliary has numerous fundraising sales for the Hospital throughout the year and they always need workers
Getting Started: Volunteers complete and application and background check. It usually takes 2 weeks to get started.
Contact the RSVP Office at
828-251-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop by the RSVP Volunteer Center at Silvermont in Brevard