Is the Auxiliary only for women?
No. Both men and women are active volunteers in the organization and hold leadership positions within the Auxiliary.
How many hours a week do volunteers work?
A volunteer shift is typically 3-4 hours long. Shifts may be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., from 12 to 4 p.m., or from 4-7 p.m., depending on where you volunteer. Volunteers often choose to work more than one shift a week.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
The minimum age for a junior volunteer is 14 years old. Junior volunteers may help in the Snack Bar (14+ years old), at the Information Desk (15+ years old), or as patient escorts, in Physical Therapy, or as office assistants (16+ years old).
How do I become a volunteer?
The first step is to complete the application form. Then contact the volunteer office at 724-543-8142 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to discuss volunteer opportunities, to receive your volunteer jacket, and to set up a time to begin this exciting new part of your life. All volunteers are members of the hospital auxiliary.
Are all volunteer positions at ACMH Hospital in Kittanning?
There are also volunteer office assistant positions available at the Elderton, Leechburg, and South Bethlehem Primary Care Centers and at ABC Women’s Care.
Do I have to wear special clothes to volunteer?
Volunteers wear distinctive tops in a “business casual” manner that identify you as ACMH Hospital volunteers. Adults have red jackets, vests, cobbler aprons, or polo shirts with an embroidered logo, and junior volunteers wear royal blue polo shirts. Everyone is issued a photo ID badge.
How much does it cost to volunteer?
Adults are asked to put a $5 deposit on their uniform jackets and to pay $1 per year auxiliary membership dues. The $5 deposit is returned if the volunteer resigns and returns his/her jacket. Summer red polo shirts are available for $5. Junior volunteers are asked to pay $5 for their blue uniform polo shirts. Auxiliary membership dues are waived for junior volunteers.
How does the Auxiliary keep current with the changing face of healthcare?
The ACMH Hospital Auxiliary belongs to the Southwest Region of the Pennsylvania Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries (SRAPAHA). Fall and spring regional meetings are hosted by a member hospital, and speakers and representatives from other auxiliaries address the group about current healthcare topics as well as auxiliary accomplishments. In addition ACMH Hospital Auxiliary representatives attend a yearly conference in Harrisburg of the Pennsylvania Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries (PAHA), where members share ideas about future growth.