"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and Volunteers are a vital part of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Team. More than 800 volunteers serve on the campuses of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. They brighten patients' experiences by adding warmth and a personal touch to what may be a stressful time for patients and their families and friends. Volunteers also provide dependable, efficient assistance to the hospital staff, allowing them to better focus on providing excellent medical care.
Your time and talents would be welcomed on any campus of the network. Somewhere in our facilities, there is a need that can be met best by a volunteer. We hope you consider joining us and experience the satisfaction that comes with giving of yourself. Our volunteers are such an important part of this health network's team, they help make quality patient care happen.
Volunteers provide a wide range of services in the network. The following are a few of the areas in which they work:
|» Emergency Room
||» Gift Shops
|» Information Desk
||» Patient Discharge
|» Flower Delivery
|» Hospitality House
||» Zimmer Cancer Center
|» Courtesy Vans
||» Surgical Services
|» Nursing Units
||» NHRMC Rehabilitation Services
For more information about placement areas, click here.
Volunteer Nurse Program
NHRMC has an exciting volunteer opportunity for nurses licensed in the state of NC. Volunteer nurses work one-on-one with patients and provide compassionate care without the hustle and bustle of floor nursing. CPR and a nurse refresher class are provided, as well as required in-services. You will work in the area of your interest. No medication administration, IV therapy or invasive procedures are required by the Volunteer Nurse. Nursing license renewals are paid by the auxiliary as a benefit for volunteering. If you miss working with patients and would like to volunteer 4 hours a week, please call the Volunteer Nurse Program Coordinator at 343-2150.
Adult Volunteer Program
The majority of volunteers are adults, many of whom have retired with a wealth of skills they are willing to put to work for a good cause. This community of volunteers not only donates time to the network, the Auxiliary works to raise money for scholarships and a variety of other projects.
College Volunteer Program
Due to a high volume of college vol applicants and inquires, the application process for the College program is closed for the Spring Semester.
Applications will be accepted until April 1st for the Summer Program.
The college volunteer program is structured to provide college students at all levels of education an opportunity to gain valuable hospital experience in a variety of positions within the network. Students can make a difference in the lives of our patients, family members and employees and also gain job skills, volunteer experience and earn school credit while working in a professional healthcare setting. - click here for the welcome letter
Click here to download an information sheet and application for the College Volunteer Program .
College Volunteer Orientation Online: http://www.nhrmc.net/Orientation_Online/
Once you have completed reviewing the CBL (computer based learnining) module you must complete the test and pass with a minimum of 88% (There are 18 questions). Upon passing the test you will be able to print a certificate of completion.
Volunteer Services Department Handbook
Junior Volunteer Program
Applications will be accepted until April 1st for the Summer program.
About 20 percent of the volunteers are teenagers. The Junior Volunteers help with various tasks around the network's hospitals and get an opportunity to learn about health care careers and participate in educational seminars. The Junior Program is open to qualified students who are 14 to 18 years of age. For more information about the Junior Volunteer Program, click here.
How to Apply
To volunteer at NHRMC, applicants must be 14 years of age or older. Applicants are accepted without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex or disability. Potential volunteers must complete an application, submit references and agree to a background check. After compiling this information, a coordinator will set up an interview.
Volunteering at Pender Memorial Hospital
Volunteers are also needed at Pender Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of NHRMC, located in Burgaw. The 86-bed, not-for-profit, Critical Access community hospital has been serving Pender County and the surrounding area since 1951.
For more information on volunteering at PMH, click here.