KSB Hospital is known by the motto “It’s The People,” and when it comes to our volunteers, this is no exception. Many people find that volunteering at KSB Hospital offers an opportunity to meet new people and experience the joy of reaching out to others. Some volunteers are teenagers interested in a healthcare career while others are retirees looking for a way to give back to the community.
We depend on our volunteers at KSB. We currently have more than 100 active volunteers in a variety of areas throughout our organization who assist our staff and visitors. We spend a lot of time making sure our volunteers understand what we’re all about and that they are comfortable when placed in a volunteer position. Each of our volunteers is expected to uphold the philosophy and Standards of Behavior the hospital has in place and to support our hospital’s mission, vision and values.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, the first step is to complete an application. You may print an application here and then call Grace Crowe, Community Wellness/Volunteers Coordinator, at (815) 285-5932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. An appointment will be scheduled to match your time, talent and availability. As a volunteer, you put in only as much time as you can spare. Some volunteers work one or two times a week; others work once or twice a month. We will work with you as much as possible to coordinate the time and department in which you hope to volunteer.
Volunteering is open to those 14 years of age and older. All volunteers will be asked to make a minimum 6-month commitment to volunteering at KSB Hospital and are required to obtain a mandatory 2-step TB screening and a flu vaccination before beginning to volunteer within our organization. In lieu of a flu vaccination, you may sign a medical release declination/religious exempt form. Confidentiality and ethical behavior are of the utmost importance at KSB Hospital, all volunteers are required to sign our HIPAA Confidentiality Agreement, Commitment to Compliance, and Standards of Behavior forms. We also require all volunteers born after 1957 to provide proof of rubella immunization prior to their volunteer start date.