Prairie Lakes Healthcare Systems welcomes volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Interested parties should enjoy providing guidance and assistance to others and appreciate a social setting. Volunteers serve in a variety of areas, including:
- Gift Shop
- Same Day Surgery Desk
- Central Information Desk
- Caring Club House
- Cafeteria Dining Room
- Cardiology Clinic
- Medical Records
- Specialty Clinic
Volunteers generally work a 4-hour shift. Most areas offer a morning and afternoon shift. Volunteers may choose to work as little as one day a month or as much as several days per week. Orientation and training are provided until you reach your comfort level.
Prairie Lakes offers several benefits to volunteers, including:
- Free breakfast or lunch with each 4 hour shift
- Annual volunteer appreciation event
- Prairie Lakes promotional gifts
How to Become a Volunteer
Volunteer applicants will meet with a Prairie Lakes volunteer coordinator. All necessary paperwork will be reviewed and completed. Volunteers must agree to adhere to a strict confidentiality policy. Placement decisions in available areas will take into consideration your desires, interests, skill set and personality.
Trained Hospice volunteers provide various services for Hospice patients and their families. Services might include companionship, friendly visits, letter writing, meal preparation, reading or spiritual care. Some volunteers choose to assist staff with clerical help, craft projects, or phone calls. Hospice matches the volunteers needs, experience, and talents with the postion for him or her.