Bronson Seeking Volunteers in Battle Creek Area
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson at Home and Sexual Assault Services are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer in a variety of areas. From the hospital to the home, Bronson has opportunities for adults of all ages and skill levels.
“We find our volunteers are people who care about developing relationships and are big-hearted,” says Marlene Pardoe, director of customer relations and volunteer services at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. “We are looking forward to welcoming new volunteer team members who share that passion for helping people.”
Bronson Battle Creek has volunteer openings in many areas of the hospital. The opportunities include working at the reception desk, assisting with clerical tasks, transporting wheelchair patients, providing support to patients and families and assisting with retail sales in the gift shop. In 2015, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital had nearly 400 volunteers who contributed 39,483 hours of service and raised $106,542 for the hospital.
Bronson at Home is looking for compassionate people to volunteer to help with hospice care. This opportunity requires attending a free certification program that equips volunteers with vital education and skills training. Bronson at Home provides hospice services to anybody in need, regardless of their ability to pay. In 2015, hospice staff and volunteers provided more than $136,000 in charity care.
“It’s nice to come here every week and feel like I’m doing something that actually matters to somebody,” says Audrey, patient care volunteer at the Bronson at Home Hospice Residence.
Sexual Assault Services is seeking dedicated individuals to provide advocacy and support to survivors of sexual assault. To qualify, individuals must be at least 18 years of age, have access to transportation and complete 30 hours of provided training. In 2015, thirty-five volunteers provided 7,675 hours of service to assist victims at hospitals, police departments and courts.
“It takes special people to volunteer for us,” says Joyce Siegel, manager of Sexual Assault Services. “Our mission is to provide empathetic, non-judgmental, comprehensive services, support and advocacy for survivors and others affected by sexual assault and abuse – volunteers are really crucial in furthering our mission and helping the victims of Calhoun County.”
To apply to volunteer at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, visit bronsonhealth.com/careers. To apply at Bronson at Home, call (269) 245-3720. To apply at Sexual Assault Services, call (269) 245-3906. For more information, click here.