Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

You may have many questions about volunteering at Enloe Medical Center. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions applicants have about our volunteer program.

What do volunteers at Enloe do?

All volunteers at Enloe provide top-notch customer service, provide support to staff, and assist with minor non-medical tasks. Please view our Volunteer Service Opportunities for information on areas where volunteers serve.

There is an area I want to volunteer in, but it’s not posted. Can I apply?

At any given time, we are in active recruitment for specific areas based on where we are in the greatest need of more volunteers. Not all areas of volunteer service are seeking additional volunteers. Our currently available opportunities are posted on the website and updated monthly. Specific preferences may be considered, but intake priority is given to our posted areas for which we are currently recruiting.

What are the requirements?

All volunteers complete an application, obtain letters of recommendation, provide proof of immunization, schedule a health screening, and complete online orientation modules prior to training. Adult volunteers must have completed high school or equivalent.

Our Junior Volunteer program is for local high school students in their Junior and/or Senior year. Junior Volunteer applications are accepted each spring for the following academic year. For more information on our Junior Volunteer program, please visit our Junior Volunteer Program page.

How do I get started?

Fill out our online Volunteer Application. Our program is rewarding and fun, but requires commitment and availability. Please carefully consider your schedule and your ability to commit your time.

Who should I list as a personal reference?

You may list friends, neighbors, members of church or social groups you belong to, a former or present teacher or employer, or anyone who can provide a reference to your character and suitability as a volunteer in a healthcare setting. Relatives and roommates may not be used as personal references.

If I apply today, when will I start?

Most volunteers complete the application and initial intake steps in about 4-6 weeks. Once that phase of on-boarding is complete, the training period begins. The time needed for training is dependent on service area. The more direct patient contact that you have, the more training hours are required; the less direct patient contact, the less training hours are required. This will be discussed during your interview.

What is my time commitment?

After the time spent training, most volunteers keep a regular schedule of one shift per week. Shifts are generally 3-4 hours in length. Some placements are on-call or by referral. Most placements shifts are “fixed” (same placement, same time, same day each week).

Generally, after training, you should be prepared to commit to a minimum of 50 hours AND 6 months of service. Due to the nature of some service areas, a minimum of an 18 month commitment is expected. This will be discussed during your interview.

May I volunteer more than one shift per week?

Yes! Many of our volunteers give their time more than once a week, sometimes even in two or more service areas. We are especially interested in recruiting community members whose intent is to volunteers several years or more. Many of our volunteers are with us 5, 10, 15 years and beyond!

I only need 20 hours of community service for school. Can I fulfill this requirement at Enloe?

Our minimum requirement is 50 hours and 6 months of service.

I have been ordered by a court to do community service. Can I fulfill this requirement at Enloe?

No. We do not accept volunteers doing court-ordered service.

I have filled out and submitted my application online. What happens next?

You will receive an email directing you to obtain your reference letters. Once we receive your reference letters we will review your application for completeness. We will then contact you to confirm your next steps.

Thank you!

Volunteering is fun, rewarding and an essential part of Enloe Medical Center. We look forward to you joining our program!

If you have questions about volunteering or completing the online application, please email us at volunteers@enloe.org or give us a call at (530) 332-4575.

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