The Parkridge Mission Keepers are a group of volunteers who exemplify our iHEAL values: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability and Leadership. We work closely with each new volunteer to find an assignment that best matches their interests, skills/talents and motivation. We provide uniform shirts and no-cost meals during cafeteria hours. Thank you for your interest in applying to volunteer at our hospitals — and for your interest in making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our staff!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Patient visitor
  • Hospital department support
  • Mail, flower and gift deliveries
  • Pet therapy (certification required)
  • Lobby greeter and wayfinding
  • Chaplain activities
  • Assist in special hospital events

Volunteer Expectations:

  • Provides appropriate customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and colleagues while showing courtesy, compassion and respect
  • Demonstrates good problem-solving abilities, ensuring issues are resolved or contacting other knowledgeable parties as necessary to assist
  • Chooses appropriate channels and times to discuss complaints and concerns with the volunteer coordinator or director of volunteer services
  • Maintains the strictest patient confidentiality by following hospital patient privacy rules and politely reminding others to do the same when necessary
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities by making suggestions for improvement and helping evoke positive changes
  • Keeps supervisor appropriately informed of daily activities and developments
  • Performs assignments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintains good attendance and is consistently on time
  • Stays informed regarding hospital and department issues by attending meetings and reading correspondence
  • Actively participates in personal development plans by attending hospital-provided continuing education programs and professional development activities
  • Actively participates in the team spirit of the area or unit assigned, helps to accomplish the department’s mission and lends a helping hand to other members of the team as appropriate
  • Maintains environment of care standards by knowing and following procedures in life safety, fire safety, infection control, universal precautions and security
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the HCA Corporate Integrity Agreement and the objectives of the ethics and compliance program, as evidenced by participation in hospital-provided periodic training and adherence to regulations and policies
  • Displays a clean, neat appearance in adherence to hospital volunteer dress policy
  • Possesses basic computer knowledge and a valid email address

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Submit application form and references
  • Interview with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Complete a successful background check
  • Meet health requirements, including annual TB screening, flu shot, MMR and Varicella immunity and TDAP; COVID-19 vaccinations may also be mandated by state and/or federal regulations
  • Attend volunteer orientation and occasional continuing education classes
  • Participate in a minimum of 3-4 volunteer hours per week for at least 6 months

**Be aware there may be a waiting period to be notified due to processing time required, the volume of applications and orientation class scheduling**

To be considered for a volunteer position for Parkridge Health System, complete the volunteer application (18 years and older) and begin the process of becoming a Parkridge Mission Keeper. Once the application is completed, you will be contacted by a Parkridge Mission Keepers representative who will request a phone or in-person interview.

Again, thank you for your interest in helping us help our patients by becoming a Parkridge Health Mission Keeper. We look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteer Application Form