Volunteer at Delnor
Volunteers Make a Difference
Last year volunteers contributed more than 60,000 hours to Delnor, the equivalent of 28 full-time employees. Volunteers are part of the Delnor family and help make Delnor a warm and friendly hospital.
There are opportunities for everyone to help. Volunteers assist in nearly every area of the hospital. Assignments are based on your availability, interests and skills. Volunteer opportunities may include:
Flower and mail delivery
Surgery waiting room
ER waiting room
And Much, Much More!
Our program operates seven days a week with daytime and evening hours. Volunteer hours are tailored to meet your individual schedule. All volunteers are required to attend a three hour volunteer orientation.
The goal of our volunteer program is to reduce stress for patients and their family members enabling them to relax, therefore making their stay at Delnor a positive one. Volunteers must be comfortable with patients/families, sensitive to their needs and possess interpersonal skills. In order to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, staff and volunteers all adult volunteers will be asked to authorize a criminal background check, (social security number is required). This could also include possible finger printing prior to volunteering at Delnor.
All volunteers are required to have TB testing which will be provided free of charge. We also ask that each volunteer supply proof of immunization for MMR and Varicella, information will be provided at orientation. Should you have specific clinical questions prior to the orientation please contact our occupational health department at (630) 208-4549.
Benefits of Volunteering at Delnor
The benefits are many! Volunteering will lift your spirit, give you a new perspective, an opportunity to meet your neighbors, do something worthwhile and even allow you to express yourself in new ways. Hospital volunteers will enjoy the following benefits:
- Free annual flu vaccine
- 15% discount at Front Door Gifts
- Invitation to annual volunteer recognition event
- Health & Wellness Center benefits for you and your spouse
- 15% discount at Geneva Eye Opticians
- AAA discounts
- Discounts at area restaurants
Employed or retired, student or homemaker, teenager or adult, there are opportunities available to you through Delnor’s volunteer program.
How to Apply
To apply to Delnor’s volunteer program please click on the link below. Please note that there are two types of applications – adult and junior volunteer (juniors must be age 14 years and a high school student). Junior volunteers need to have a parent/guardian sign the application form. A teacher reference form is also provided in the junior application section. This may be mailed separately. There will also be a $10 charge to offset the cost of uniform purchase for teens. Please let us know if this causes any financial hardship, in this case we are always happy to waive the fee.
TEENS PLEASE NOTE - Due to possible future outbreaks of H1N1 flu, and in the interest of safety, Delnor may at any time restrict visitors and volunteers under 19 years of age from volunteering and from visiting patients. Currently there are no restrictions; however If you have received the H1N1 mist or H1N1 shot, please bring your documentation so that we may have it for our files should the restriction be reinstated. Please feel free to contact the volunteer office at 630/208-4264 if you have any questions.
Fax your application to (630) 208-3479.
We apologize that we are unable to confirm receipt of individual applications. Please remit and plan on attending one of the following mandatory orientations which will last approximately 2 and 1/2 hours.
Mail your application to:
Volunteer Department – Attention Rose Booe
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL 60134
Due to current construction projects as well as our current limited volunteer opportunities our next orientation will be held in late summer. Please check back at the end of July for a definite orientation date.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Delnor.
For more information call Rose Booe (630) 208-4265.