Volunteer Services at GCH
Whether you are a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a student exploring careers, a salesperson at heart or just have a simple desire to help others, there is a wide array of opportunities here at Garden City Hospital. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to learn, meet new friends, develop new skills and rejuvenate your spirit by contributing your talent and skills that comes from serving and giving to others.
Ways to Contribute...
Join the GCH Guild
Founded in 1966, the Guild provides leadership opportunities, staffing of the Garden Café’, the Hospital Gift Shop, delivering mail and provides assistance in the medical office building.
The Guild members are the fundraising volunteers at the hospital. Their fundraising activities include events such as jewelry, uniforms, books and candy sales. There are also special sales for the various holiday seasons. Guild volunteers own and staff the Garden Café and the Hospital Gift Shop. They contribute over $100,000 per year in donations to support the quality care Garden City Hospital provides to our community. The Guild is governed by an auxiliary board. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, complete an application, and work a minimum five hours per week. Uniforms will be discussed at time of membership. Guild members maintaining five hours a week are entitled to certain hospital benefits and discounts.
For more information about our Guild, please contact Bonnie Barringer, Guild Liaison at 734-458-4421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospital Service Volunteers
Service Volunteers offer a tender word of comfort, and assistance to patients and their families on nursing units, in the emergency room, surgical lounge, the main information desk and throughout the hospital, or assist with office work and special projects. The need for volunteers varies based on the needs of hospital departments. GCH Service Volunteers report to the Volunteer Services Coordinator. As the hospital expands its program and services, so do the opportunities to volunteer.
Service Volunteers must complete an application, pass a personal interview, attend volunteer orientation, provide personal health information and receive immunizations, if needed. Immunizations are provided. Service Volunteers are expected to contribute four hours a week until 100 hours or six months of service is reached. Service Volunteers who maintain four hours a week are entitled to certain hospital benefits and discounts.
PLEASE NOTE: THE MINIMUM AGE FOR APPLYING IS 18 YEARS OF AGE. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR G.E.D. WE DO NOT PROVIDE COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE.
For an application please stop by the Hospital’s Information Desk, located in the main lobby, and pick up a Volunteer Services Application packet. Take the packet home, read it thoroughly, complete it and drop it off at the Main Lobby desk or mail it to:
ATTN: Volunteer Services
Garden City Hospital
6245 Inkster Road
Garden City, MI 48135