The staff at Capital Region Medical Center considers
the volunteer auxiliary, known as Partners, as one of the hospital’s greatest
assets. The Partners use their time and talents in many ways to help the hospital
better serve our community. Partners
members assist the Capital Region staff by volunteering in the hospital, serving
on special ad hoc committees and assuming leadership roles in the Partners organization.
There are currently more than 400 Partners members including more than 200 members who are active volunteers. The Partners membership dedicates tens of thousands of volunteer hours to Capital Region Medical Center each year.
Who are our volunteers?
They are retired professionals who may have worked as nurses,
teachers, or accountants to name just a few fields our volunteers represent.
They are mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers. They are high school
students interested in learning about the health care field. They are active
people from all walks of life who like to lend a helping hand.
Where do our volunteers work?
They work in all areas at CRMC, including obstetrics, radiology,
surgical waiting room, admissions, medical records, material management, nutrition,
and the gift shops. In fact, Capital Region’s two gift shops are staffed
entirely by volunteers, and they are open seven days a week!
What else does The Partners do?
The Partners support Capital Region in may other ways. They
raise money for special projects. They hold staff appreciation events throughout
the year. They encourage healthy behaviors through various activities such as
breast cancer awareness drives, promote child safety identification through
the WHALE program, and offer scholarships to students pursuing health care degrees.
Partners Teen Volunteer Program
Capital Region Medical Center is looking for teenagers who would like to participate in our summer Volunteen Program. Applicants must be 14 years old by June 6, 2016. Volunteens will be required to attend one of the following orientation sessions held at Capital Region Medical Center, 1125 Madison Street in the Tunnell/Wherritt Community Conference Center:
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 9, 2016 5:30- 6:30 p.m.
The program is limited to 50 teens. Those interested in volunteering should call 632-5032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 29 to reserve a place for one of the two orientations. Teens who show up without a reservation will be placed on a waiting list. Prior to the orientation, those interested should download and print the application, even if you have volunteered at CRMC in the past. Please complete the application and bring it with you to the orientation. If you are under 18, please be sure to have a parent sign the form to give consent to your participation in this program.
At the orientation, teens will receive a TB (tuberculosis) test. You will be required to return two or three days later to have the test site checked. Information about where to get your test site checked will be provided at the orientation. Teens who have not previously volunteered at CRMC must provide a copy of their immunization records, please bring this to the orientation.
Volunteens are guaranteed at least one 4-hour work shift a week. This will be either from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Volunteering will begin the week of June 6 and end the week of July 25.
Parents are welcome to attend the training session; however, it is not necessary if a parent signs the application giving consent. If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 632-5032, or email email@example.com.
Partners Auxiliary Scholarship Program
Each year the Partners Auxiliary provides scholarships to those pursuing careers in health care. Certain requirements must be met to be considered for a scholarship. Click on the links below to download and print qualification information and the application.
Purchased $25,000 of equipment in the Pediatric Unit
Volunteered tens of thousands of hours of service to Capital Region each year
The Capital Cup Coffee Bar
Capital Region Medical Center is pleased to honor Aggie Steinman for her very generous gift to Capital Region Medical Foundation to establish the Capital Cup Coffee Bar. The Capital Cup Coffee Bar is a special center of hospitality and refreshment at the hospital. Staffed by volunteers, the Capital Cup Coffee Bar offers coffee beverages, hot tea, fruit smoothies and baked goodies provided by Cafe Via Roma. The Capital Cup Coffee Bar is open for business weekdays from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The Partners continue to:
Raise money through a variety of fund raising events, such
as the Fall Festival with proceeds being gifted to specific hospital programs and departments
Award $11,000 in scholarships annually
Make Buddy Bears to give to all children who are patients
Make Heart Pillows for all cardiac patients
Provide t-shirts and caps to all newborns
Conduct Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns
Promote WHALE (We Have a Little Emergency), a child identification