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Volunteer Programs

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Adult Volunteer Program

Volunteering offers opportunities for people with different backgrounds and expectations. You will find personal satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment in dozens of assignments. Although we ask that our volunteers be available for a four-hour per week commitment, we do have many volunteers who take off during the summer or winter months, or for vacations all during the year.


Benefits of the Adult Volunteer Program include:

  • Free parking
  • Job training
  • Complimentary meals
  • Uniform
  • Discounts on medications
  • Free TB test
  • Free flu shot
  • Annual volunteer appreciation dinner
  • Crouse Federal Credit Union

Getting Started

Volunteering at Crouse starts with a completed application. Once you download and complete the application, please call 315/470-7571 to schedule an appointment with a Volunteer Services staff member. At the meeting, you will also be asked to fulfill certain health requirements for volunteering at the hospital, such as being tested for tuberculosis. Following a training period (usually with another volunteer), you’ll be ready to begin your service to the hospital. You may even have an area of expertise that will assist you in finding your niche at Crouse!

College Volunteer Program

College students may volunteer at Crouse Hospital during the summer or for the length of an entire semester. Many college volunteers are interested in a career in healthcare, but it is not a requirement.


Benefits of the College Volunteer Program include:

  • Real-life experiences
  • Building job skills
  • Meeting new friends
  • Meeting healthcare professionals
  • Free parking
  • Job training
  • Complimentary meal
  • Uniform
  • Discounts on medications
  • Free TB test
  • Free flu shot
  • Annual volunteer appreciation dinner
  • Crouse Federal Credit Union

Getting Started

College students wishing to volunteer at Crouse should start by downloading and completing an application.

Please note that volunteer opportunities for college students during summer 2014 have been filled and are now closed. The deadline for volunteering during the summer 2015 is May 15, 2015.

Once you download and complete the application, please call 315/470-7571 to schedule an appointment with a Volunteer Services staff member. At the meeting, you will also be asked to fulfill certain health requirements for volunteering at the hospital, such as being tested for tuberculosis. Health records can easily be obtained from your college or university health services office.


Following a training period (usually with another volunteer), you’ll be ready to begin your service to the hospital. You may even have an area of expertise that will assist you in finding your niche at Crouse!

CHOICES/Junior Volunteer Program

CHOICES

If you are a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18, we welcome you to join the Crouse team as a member of a program we call CHOICES (Crouse Hospital Offers Innovative Career Explorations for Students). During the school year, students interested in healthcare careers are invited to monthly forums featuring medical professionals who discuss their specialties and take questions. CHOICES may lead to further interest in our Junior Volunteer Program.


To become a member of the CHOICES program, complete the registration packet and return it to our Volunteer Services department. If you have questions, please call or email Program Coordinator Dick Scott at 313/470-2757.

Choices Packet & Registration 2014-2015



Junior Volunteer Program

With more than 100 high school students participating each summer, Crouse’s Junior Volunteer Program has become a popular way for students to enjoy a meaningful, rewarding summer and fulfill their schools’ community service requirements. Junior Volunteers are introduced to facets of the hospital and work right along-side adult volunteers and Crouse staff.


Due to the high interest, returning volunteers from the previous year are given first priority for Junior Volunteer slots. Those having attended at least five sessions of the Choices program are then given the next placement priority. We always welcome other students who are interested, and encourage them to think about becoming involved in Choices.


Benefits of the summer Junior Volunteer Program include:

  • Real-life experiences
  • Building job skills
  • Meeting new friends
  • Meeting healthcare professionals
  • Free parking
  • Job training
  • Complimentary meals
  • Discounts on medications
  • Free TB test
  • Free flu shot
  • Annual volunteer appreciation dinner
  • Crouse Federal Credit Union
Getting Started

To become a member of the Junior Volunteer Program, please download and complete the application packet below. If you have any questions, contact Program Coordinator Dick Scott at 315/470-2757 or talk to your high school guidance counselor.

Junior Volunteer Program Application Packet

Spiritual Care Volunteer Program

The Spiritual Care Department participates in the healing process by responding to the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff.


You may wish to volunteer as a chaplain in the Rosamond Gifford Spiritual Care Department. Trained spiritual care volunteers and eucharistic ministers assist professional staff chaplains with visitation and patient/family support. Other spiritual care volunteers honor prayer requests through the Intensive Prayer Circle (IPC).


To discuss becoming a Spiritual Care Volunteer at Crouse, call 315/470-7571.


Find out how the Spiritual Care Department can help you as a patient or visitor at Crouse.

Senior Centered Care Volunteer Program

Crouse Hospital is committed to providing our senior patients with nationally recognized best practices in healthcare. Through our Senior Centered Care Volunteer Program, we address specific healthcare needs of older adults, which if not recognized, may lead to serious decline.


Do you have respect and admiration for older adults? Are you patient, kind and caring? Becoming a Senior Centered Care volunteer may be right for you. If you are interested in learning more, please call Dick Scott at 313/470-2757.

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