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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...  

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. Garden City Hospital, volunteers are an essential part of our team.  Their caring and generous spirits make a difference everyday, one person at a time.

Whether you are a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a student exploring different career paths, or you just have a desire to help others, each volunteer provides a service which enhances the patient and family experience.

There are many areas throughout our hospital where volunteers can provide service and make a difference.  Our goal is to find the perfect fit—matching your interest with our needs.

  • Patient/Visitor Escort. Help greet, direct, or escort patients and visitors from any hospital location to other locations within the hospital.
  • Patient Companion. The volunteer offers patient assistance, as well as playing cards or games and talking with the patient.
  • Clinical/Nursing Area. Assist staff in various departments of the hospital.
  • Clerical Volunteers. Provide office support, including filing, copying, computer skills, and using various office equipment.
  • Pastoral Volunteers. Visit patients and support their spiritual needs.

Service Volunteers must complete an application, pass a personal interview, attend volunteer orientation, provide personal health information and receive immunizations (provided by the hospital), if needed. PLEASE NOTE:  The minimum age for applying is 16 years. GCH does not provide court ordered community service.

Download an Application
View Brochure (learn more about volunteer benefits, service requirements, and the application process)


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 bbarringer@gchosp.org