Volunteers play a very important role at JFK Medical Center by helping us to provide high quality, cost effective healthcare to the JFK Medical Center community. JFK is extremely fortunate to have over four hundred dedicated volunteers that share their time and talent with the Medical Center. Together, they provide a valuable service to our patients, their families, visitors and the communities we serve.
Volunteers come from every walk of life. The majority are retired, some are college students pursuing medical careers and others are high school students doing community service. All have one thing in common, a little time to share and a desire to help.
If you are interested in joining our Volunteer Team, print and complete an application (PDF - 1.25MB).
Adult volunteers work in virtually every department in the Medical Center. Assignments are made based on the Medical Center's need and the volunteer's availability, interest, and skill. Every effort is made to arrange a service that is rewarding to the volunteer. All of our services, either directly or indirectly, are aimed toward enhancing service to our patients and visitors.
Services include the following:
- Assisting with the non-clinical needs of the patients, assisting visitors
- Serving as a liaison between family and staff
- Visiting patients offering them magazines and books
- Working in reception areas to greet patients and visitors, providing directions and information
- Delivering flowers, mail, and cards to patient rooms
- Providing wheelchair escort for patients
- Driving the tram to provide transportation to and from the parking area
- Assisting staff with a wide variety of tasks
Individuals that are interested in being part of a team that focuses on providing high quality and compassionate healthcare that is responsive to the needs of patients and their families are always a welcome addition to the Volunteer Department.
Prospective volunteers are required to complete an application, participate in an interview, attend a scheduled orientation, comply with Tuberculosis screening by having a PPD skin test (which is free of charge), pass a security/background screening and commit to one four hour shift per week.
New volunteers starting after November 1st must submit proof of having a flu shot. Flu shots are required November 1st through March 31st.
The information gathered from the application assists in determining the volunteer's availability, interests, and skills which are used during the interview to place qualified volunteers in services that are appropriate and rewarding.
Orientations are scheduled once a month. Upon review of your Volunteer Application, you will be called for an interview and an orientation date and time. Orientation is an opportunity for new volunteers to meet fellow volunteers, learn about the Medical Center and specific hospital and Volunteer Department policies and procedures.
Volunteer Teen Program
The Volunteer Teen Program is a summer program. Please submit the correct teen application for consideration, along with a letter of recommendation from either a teacher, clergy, guidance counselor,employer, or other volunteer supervisor.
Teen opportunites are limited, and it is important not to delay in submitting your application. Teen applications are accepted throughout the school year, however new teen applications are processed in June when the school year ends. Our Teen Program hours of operation are 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday, during the summer months while school is not in session. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted with orientation information.
Thank you for your interest in the Teen Volunteer Program at JFK Medical Center. If you need further information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (561) 548-3410 or firstname.lastname@example.org .