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Volunteering

A volunteer is a person who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

Are you that person?
Volunteers are special people who donate their time and effort to the patients, residents, families and staff of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. For more than 50 years the hospital has benefited from the generosity of volunteers. In FY2012, 137 volunteers gave over 24,000 hours of service. We are a member of the Virginia Association of Hospital Auxiliaries and Volunteers.

Already a volunteer? Looking for your annual inservice?
View the handbook.
View/download acknowledgements.
View/download TB Skin Test Screening Form

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Admission balloons
  • Ambulatory/outpatient Surgery
  • Cath lab  
  • Clerical support
  • CARE cart
  • Cookie cutters
  • Customer service   
  • Fund raisers and special events
  • Gift shop    
  • Hospice  
  • ICU/Surgical family room 
  • Information desk
  • Mail and newspapers    
  • Nursing homes (Sentara Woodview and Sentara MeadowView Terrace)  
  • Patient access/escort
  • Pet therapy  
  • TLC workshops (crafts and sewing)  

Volunteer Benefits

In addition to the feelings of accomplishment and joy that come from helping others, volunteers at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital receive:

  • A meal voucher during shift of duty
  • Discounts at the YMCA (after 6 months of service)
  • Free flu shots annually
  • TB test prior to start date
  • Annual recognition events

Qualifications

Want to join our team? Members must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Complete a membership application which includes a criminal background check and interview 
  • Participate in our two day orientation program
  • Complete on-the-job training

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital call 434.517.3133.

Download an application.

Apply online. (Ages 18+ only)

Junior Volunteer Program
Applications will be accepted Spring 2015

Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital's Junior Volunteer program is an opportunity for motivated and energetic high school students between the ages of 14 and 18 to experience work in a healthcare facility. Individuals wishing to apply must be able to provide their own transportation and be willing to volunteer at least one four hour shift per week.

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