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GROUP VOLUNTEERING & COMMUNITY DONATIONS

The mission of Enloe Medical Center is to enhance the quality of your life through patient-centered care. In furtherance of this, Enloe has established that the Volunteer Services department accepts donations from the community in multiple forms: In-kind gifts, activity kits, group and corporate volunteering, and corporate sponsorships.

CARE AMBASSADOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR GROUPS & ORGANIZATIONS

Enloe Volunteer Services invites local organizations groups, and businesses to volunteer their time as Care Ambassadors. This unique volunteer opportunity features our Caring For You Cart, which volunteers roll out stocked with snacks, drinks, and small items for diversion and comfort. Along with offering these simple items, volunteers also greet and welcome visitors with a warm smile, a kind word, and friendly conversation. Group leaders can download the Group Coordinator informational packet by clicking here.

Community members can also support the cart by providing a donation of handmade or purchased items for diversion and comfort. Gift cards are welcome for the purchase of other items for distribution. Items are provided to visitors and guests free of charge. Businesses or organizations may also sponsor the cart.

For more information on the Care Ambassadors program, contact Volunteer Services at (530) 332-4575 or volunteers@enloe.org.

ACTIVITY KITS

Patients and visitors sometimes find themselves waiting for periods of time with little to occupy them. A simple-to-do, ready-to-go activity or craft can brighten someone's day, provide a welcome diversion and help promote a healing environment. Additionally, the fine motor skills needed for these activities can provide an added benefit for patients. These self-contained activities can be a great project for groups or families to work on together.

Click here to download an Activity Kit Guide for yourself, your group, or your family.

DONATION OF ITEMS FOR PUBLIC/PATIENT USE

We appreciate your goodwill in wanting to share handmade and donated items with the hospital for the enjoyment and comfort of our patients and visitors. Enloe Medical Center has established guidelines for donated goods to ensure the safety of our patients.

Community members are encouraged to contact Volunteer Services at (530) 332-4575 prior to donation of items to ensure the items are a good fit and meet the established guidelines. The Community Donation of Goods Form must accompany donated items.

guidelines on items Enloe Medical Center may or may not accept for Donation:

Handmade items

Handmade items such as knit blankets, and sewn fabric toys, must be free from pet hair, strong perfumes, cigarette smoke or any other odors that might violate infection control policies. Community members are encouraged to contact Volunteer Services for any specific shape, color, or size of items being made prior to their creation.

New and Used Items

  • Due to infection control guidelines, all items for patient use must be new and in the original airtight packaging.
  • Used items of any kind will not be accepted for patient use. 
  • Used book and magazines may be accepted for waiting room use. Title, date, and content of donated publications will be reviewed for suitability.
  • Due to safety regulations, we will not accept any items that are gift wrapped.
  • Donations must be politically and religiously neutral.
  • We do not accept toys that depict violence in any way. No guns, swords, “action” or fighting figures will be accepted.

Goods that have been donated for public use are distributed by Enloe Medical Center through Volunteer Services directly to patients and visitors. Items not meeting criteria or those that are not suitable or desirable for distribution will be redirected to another worthy charity.

The Group Coordinator packet can help prepare your organization for the Care Ambassador program. Click the image above to download the packet.