Volunteering at Henry Ford West Bloomfield
You can make a difference
Everyone wants to do something significant in their lifetime. One way some people are doing that is by volunteering. How could one possibly measure the value of holding the hand of a recently diagnosed cancer patient, of comforting a hospitalized child, or offering companionship to a lonely patient? These are just a few of the kindnesses extended to others by our team of dedicated volunteers. There's something curious about giving: What you give has a way of coming back to you. In fact, volunteers at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital aren't here long before they realize they are getting back as much as they're giving.
Our volunteers have the opportunity to learn, explore health careers, make new friends, develop new skills, and most of all enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others. Are you ready to receive the rich rewards of the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital volunteer experience?
Who are our volunteers?
Our volunteer family is a unique blend of community members. They include teens, college students, professionals, retirees, individuals looking for a career change, and people with time to give.
What do they do?
Some of the important things they do are: greet our guests with a smile and escort them to their destination, get a blanket for a patient who is feeling cold, comfort family members, provide entertainment in our Atrium, conduct pet therapy visits, and support our staff by performing various clerical duties.
When do they volunteer?
Volunteering fits into everyone's schedule. Volunteers can work any time of the day or night, any day of the week. The Volunteer Services Department asks that volunteers commit at least four hours a week. However, many eagerly volunteer much more because they love what they do and they love the people.
Where do they volunteer?
Areas volunteers work in include the retail shops, emergency, lab, pharmacy, patient transport, radiology, surgery, food service, environmental safety, pastoral care, and the various clinics. Some volunteers work on special projects such as blood pressure clinics, Kids in Bloom, Main Street Live, fundraisers, tours, and other special events.
2017 summer teen volunteer candidate update
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. The application period for our summer 2017 program is closed. If you have already applied in 2017, you will be hearing from the Volunteer Coordinator by email in February. If you did not get a chance to apply with us this year, we are sorry to have missed you. The application period for our Summer 2018 program will reopen in January 2018. We are unable to consider new high school and middle school aged applicants during the fall and winter due to the limited amount of available evening and weekend volunteer positions.
Take the next step
If you're ready to begin receiving the rich rewards of the volunteer experience, please complete one of the forms below:
Have a question? Contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at WBHVolunteerSvcs@hfhs.org.