Volunteer Service Areas

Volunteers at Enloe Medical Center enhance the experience of patients and their families by providing services that complement the outstanding care of our caregivers. The best gift a volunteer can give is the gift of time: time to escort a visitor to their destination, to run a delivery or errand for a nurse, to sit and chat with a patient. All these actions help Enloe to provide exceptional service to our patients.

Service Area Descriptions

Volunteers assist throughout the medical center in different ways.

 

Enloe Regional Cancer Center

At the Enloe Regional Cancer Center, volunteers provide companionship and emotional support to patients and their families. Volunteer service areas at the Cancer Center are designed to meet these patients' unique needs and include Guest Services, Patient Ambassador and Specialty Programs.

Shifts: Monday through Friday

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Cancer Connections

Cancer Connections Volunteers help cancer patients stay connected by providing emotional and practical, non-medical needs and resources in order to minimize interferences with and maximize effectiveness treatment.

Shifts: Monday through Friday

Careline

Careline Installation Volunteers go into the homes of the elderly and disabled to install Careline emergency response systems. Volunteers deliver and install the system, show the client how to use their Careline unit, and may make repairs or adjustments as needed.

Shift: Varies, determined by EMS department

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Caring For You Cart

Care Ambassadors positively impact the visitor experience by rolling our Caring for You Cart to areas throughout the hospital where families are waiting.

The cart is stocked with coffee, diversions and comfort items that are offered free of charge. Care Ambassadors are quick to smile, and they have the ability to make conversation that can help brighten someone's day.

Shifts: Daily

College Program

The College Program Volunteers have found to be of greatest impact in Guest Services, Cancer Center, and Emergency Department roles. They gain experience in the medical environment while providing general assistance to staff, visitors, and patients.

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Comfort Corps

The Comfort Corps Volunteers positively impact the patient and visitor experience by promoting utilization of Sleep Menu services and perform hand stimulation techniques to promote healing and relaxation.

Shift: Monday through Friday

EMC Volunteers' Board

The work of the Enloe Medical Center Volunteers’ Board represents all volunteers. They are responsible for distributing net proceeds from the Gift Shop to support Enloe Medical Center.

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Emergency Department

Emergency Department Volunteers provide a welcoming and compassionate environment in an area that can become stressful. Volunteers play an important role in helping people stay informed and comfortable, escorting patients to other hospital locations, and supporting the clinical staff.

Shifts: Daily

Flu Clinic

Nurse volunteers and community volunteers provide care for the community by holding drive-in clinics, and by going to local high schools and monasteries to give free flu vaccinations.

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Gift Shop Associates

Gift Shop Associates provide a caring retail environment for staff and visitors inside the medical center's beautiful shop. The Gift Shop is the largest fundraiser of the Enloe Volunteers. Learn more about what the Gift Shop has to offer.

Shifts: Monday through Friday

Guest Services

Volunteers in Guest Services placements help to positively impact the patient and visitor experience by creating a welcoming and compassionate environment.

Guest Services volunteers provide reception, run errands and assist with a variety of support tasks. They are friendly, outgoing and active in responding to the needs of patients, staff, and visitors.

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Handcrafters

Handcrafters’ volunteers meet monthly to sew and knit items for patient comfort and use, such as stuffed animals, neck pillows, baby booties, and heart pillows for cardiac patients.

Health Coach Volunteer

Health Coach Volunteers are a group of peer mentors for patients with a health diagnosis the volunteer has had in the past. These programs include Bariatric Buddies and Healthy Hearts.

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High School Junior Volunteers

High School student volunteers can participate in our dedicated Junior Volunteer program that is structured for future health care professional seeking experience in the hospital environment. Learn more about student programs.

Shifts:  Daily

Hospice & Bereavement

Hospice Volunteers provide care and support in response to the individual needs of patients on end-of-life comfort care. Hospice volunteers support for both the patients and their families. Bereavement support is provided for families who have recently lost a loved one.

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Mother-Baby Cuddle Care

The Mother-Baby Cuddle Care Volunteers provide a wide range of services that are supportive to nursing staff in labor and delivery, and post-partum settings, as well as the Special Care Nursery. Cuddle Care Program volunteers offer loving touching for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Shifts: Daily/on-call

Musicians

Volunteer Musicians help to create a healing environment by playing soothing, pleasant music. This helps to reduce anxiety, provides diversion and supports a sense of well-being. Auditions are held throughout the year.

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Office Resource

Office Resource Volunteers help support patient-centered care by providing light administrative support by assisting with light clerical responsibilities and routine tasks. Placement areas include EOC Same Day Surgery, EOC Cardiac Rehab and Helping Hands.

Shifts: Varies/flexible

Paparazzi

The Paparazzi Volunteers meet monthly to support print services with their distribution of community health and wellness and patient education materials.

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Patient Ambassadors

Patient Ambassadors are a highly trained group of volunteers who provide visitation and advocacy for our patients, at the bedside. These volunteers round from room to room on an assigned floor, meeting non-medical needs, providing emotional support and partnering with staff in providing a caring environment. Patient Ambassadors are compassionate, good listeners and emotionally mature. Training takes six to nine months. Applications are accepted several times a year. Check the posting currently available opportunities for an application and deadlines.

Shift: Daily

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P.A.W.S. (Pets Assisting With Service)

Pet teams provide joy and diversion by visiting patients, visitors and staff members. Not just any dog can be a volunteer! The pet and its human handler must be registered with Pet Partners, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that certifies animals and handlers to ensure safety and standards in the health care setting.

Once your dog is certified with Pet Partners, the human end of the team can become an official Enloe Volunteer. Pet visits are rewarding to patients and staff, as well as volunteers (both human and animal). Learn more at petpartners.org to get started.

Shifts: Varies

Rehabilitation Center

Volunteers assist at the Rehabilitation Center to positively impact patient care and visitor satisfaction by assisting department staff as appropriate with nutrition processes, administrative assistance, and ancillary tasks.

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Reiki/Massage Volunteers

Reiki Volunteers positively impact the experience of patients and their caregivers by providing Reiki sessions to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Our certified massage therapist promotes the well-being of patients through their massage practice.

Shifts: Monday through Friday

Spiritual Support Volunteers (SSV)

The Spiritual Support Volunteer Program serves Enloe Medical Center by providing for the spiritual well-being of the patients, families and staff of Enloe Medical Center, regardless of their faith tradition, or those whose spirituality is experienced away from religious context. The Spiritual Support Volunteer Team is an interfaith group of community members  who provide services that are supportive, respectful, unbiased and trustworthy, honoring all traditions and the great variety of ways in which we as people experience our spiritual lives.

Shifts: Varies

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S.T.A.R.

Our Special Task Assignment Resource volunteers help out at least twice a year with special one-day episodic evens, such as blood drives, disaster drills, Enloe's Wellness Expo, Foundation events and holiday events.

Surgery Liaison

Surgery Liaison Volunteers help to create a warm and welcoming environment at the hospital’s North Entrance. They play an important role in helping people by keeping waiting family and friends updated, supporting our staff, and providing information to visitors arriving to the North Entrance reception desk. Surgery Liaison Volunteers provide valuable and meaningful support to both Admitting and Surgery staff.

Shifts: Monday through Friday

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Enloe Volunteer Services

1465 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926
Phone: (530) 332-4575  |  Fax: (530) 893-6922  |  Contact Us Online  |  Email

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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