Volunteering at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

There's something curious about giving: What you give has a way of coming back to you. In fact, volunteers at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital aren't here long before they realize they are getting back as much as they're giving.

Volunteers at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital 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 volunteer experience?

Ways to contribute

Join the Auxiliary

Founded in 1958, The Auxiliary is the largest group of volunteers at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Auxiliary volunteers assist patients and their families in the surgical lounge, emergency room and information desk, operate the library book cart, and also staff the Hospital gift shop. Auxiliary activities and fundraising events have raised over $2 million in donations in support of the quality care Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital provides to our community. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and work a minimum 4 hours per month.

Uniforms

  • Men: Tan volunteer polo and dress trousers. You will be responsible for purchasing your uniform on your own.
  • Women: Cherry cherry pink polo/tunic and dress trousers. Your uniform will be available for purchase from our staff following orientation.

Youth volunteer program

Youth Volunteers are high school students between 15 and 18 years old who help patients by delivering food trays and water, assisting in feeding, making beds and escorting patients, along with other duties as assigned by Volunteer Services. Volunteers must be 15 - 18 years of age, have parental consent. A 60 - 80 hour time commitment is required from all our youth volunteers, this is a equivalent to four hours per week for six to eight months. Uniforms for youths are a tan polo (no logos) with dress pants.

Volunteers at large

Volunteers in this group are college students studying in the health care field who gain experience working in occupational, physical and recreational therapy and other departments; as well as pre-med, pre nursing and other departments. A 60 - 80 hour time commitment is required from all our youth volunteers, this is a equivalent to four hours per week for six to eight months. Volunteers must be 18 years of age. Uniforms are a tan volunteer polo and dress slacks.

Downriver Community Clinic

The Downriver Community Clinic is a volunteer-run clinic located in Wyandotte. The Clinic provides a range of services such as primary care office visits, including diabetes and hypertension management; Well Woman checkups, including Pap test and breast exams/mammograms; podiatric services; nutrition counseling for diabetics, hypertension and weight loss; and work physicals and referrals.

This Clinic is designed to help working people without medical insurance get healthy and stay healthy. Patients must be at least 18 years of age and show proof of work without medical insurance. Patients are seen by appointment only.

Downriver Community Clinic
3333 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI
(734) 365-3560

To learn more about the Downriver Community Clinic, visit wyclinicfoundation.com.

Hospice volunteer program

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital offers volunteer training to caring men and women who are interested in helping provide support to terminally ill patients. Volunteers choose from caring for patients and their families in the home, assisting with office work, acting as a nursing home companion or working on special projects such as fundraising, light gardening or yard work. For more information, call 1-800-492-9909 or visit Henry Ford Hospice.

Take the next step

If you're ready to begin receiving the rich rewards of the volunteer experience:

Have a question?

Contact Tina Strait, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at (734) 246-6053 or via email.

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