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Volunteer at ChristianaCare

Adult Volunteer Program

Adults volunteer to make a difference in their community.

Adult Volunteers

The Volunteer Program at ChristianaCare offers a variety of ways for individuals to make a difference through community service as we strive to provide a valuable experience for everyone. Our volunteers are a vital resource, bringing valuable talent and perspective, and a shared sense of commitment that benefits our patients. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to enrich the lives of our patients and families. Volunteers acquire new and different skill sets and bring a vast wealth of knowledge and life experience. Some volunteers work directly with patients and families, while others prefer to work in a variety of interesting and challenging settings that do not involve direct patient care.

Application and Information

  • Eligibility: You must be 18 years or older and not a student to apply for the Adult Volunteer program.
  • Commitment: You must commit to at least (1) 4-hour shift per week and a minimum of 100 service hours annually.
  • Schedule: Assignment times vary depending on campus and opportunity.
  • Attendance:  If you are not available at your designated time, you must notify your supervisor and schedule an agreed time to make up your hours. You must communicate with Volunteer Services if you need an extended absence or if you will be ending your volunteer commitment.
  • Timekeeping: You will be required to log all your volunteer hours via the volunteer administrative database.
  • Annual Compliance: You must maintain compliance with annual health requirements, evaluations, and education, as well as other items as necessary.
  • COVID Vaccination: You must provide proof of your COVID vaccination. Booster is not required.  
  • If you are an adult (non-student) and wish to volunteer, and have not volunteered with us before, you are required to complete the first 4 steps outlined below for NEW volunteers. Only apply if you are available to begin volunteering within the next month. Otherwise, please wait to apply when you are available to volunteer.
  • If you have previously participated in the volunteer program and completed a minimum of 100 hours , please E-mail us to discuss next steps. Please do not re-apply!
Process for New Volunteers
  1. Application - Complete the online Adult Volunteer Application.
  2. Required Paperwork - Please complete each link below. Please be sure to include your driver’s license and social security numbers on the paperwork where required. If you do not have one, please indicate NA in the appropriate place on the form.
  3. Criminal Background Check - Please complete all the required fields in the PreCheck Release Form so we may complete your criminal background check if you are selected to volunteer.
    Please note: After you have filled in your personal information, you must complete the disclosure form at the end which requires you to sign with the mouse. Your form will not be submitted until this step is Completed.
  4. Volunteer Handbook - Please read the Volunteer Handbook for a more detailed overview of the volunteer program.


    Next Steps
    Once the 4 steps above have been completed and we are in receipt of your application, paperwork, and PreCheck Release form, we will contact you to continue with the next steps in the process which consist of:
  5. Attending an interview session. A link will be emailed to you to schedule your interview session.
  6. Completion of medical requirements:
    • Must provide results or obtain a tuberculin test (results must be dated within the last 6 months).
    • Must provide proof of COVID vaccination or submit a declination form.
    • Must provide proof of Flu vaccine (during flu season Oct-Mar) or submit a declination form.
  7. Completing Volunteer Day One Orientation. A link will be emailed to you to complete your orientation.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact Volunteer Services via email at volunteer@christianacare.org or by calling 302-733-1284, option #4. We look forward to working with you!

There are many ways and places to volunteer at ChristianaCare. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by reviewing our Volunteer Directory. When you speak with a volunteer coordinator, you may discuss these options to see if they are the right fit for you.

To learn more about volunteering at ChristianaCare, please view our Volunteer Handbook.

 

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