Welcome to Volunteer Services at The Outer Banks Hospital and thank you for your interest in our program. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization and dedicate hundreds of hours of volunteer service annually. We utilize volunteers in a wide variety of areas that include departments in the hospital, outpatient settings, as well as with our Cancer Programs and Community Outreach initiatives.
The goal of the hospital volunteer program is to provide a personalized service to the patients, care givers, families, visitors and staff at The Outer Banks Hospital. Our volunteers assist with the day to day operations of the hospital as well as help with special projects and initiatives.
Hospital Volunteer Placement
It is our goal to place volunteers in areas that interest them. Depending on the department, we have shifts available in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and on the weekends
Guest Relations – Information Desk
Customer Service – Patient Advocacy
Post Operative Liaison
Music in the Lobbies
Knitting & crocheting opportunities
Volunteer typically work one 4 hour shift a week and we request that interested individuals commit to six months of volunteering. Additional information regarding these requirements will be provided during the interview.
Complete an adult volunteer application
Interview with the volunteer coordinator
Complete occupational health requirements
Submit to a criminal background check
Attend Hospital Orientation
Comply with annual requirements
Hands of Hope Volunteers
The goal of the Hands of Hope program, which is a partnership between the hospital and the University of North Carolina Cancer Outreach, is to ensure that no one walk the cancer journey alone. Volunteers complete a health screen, background check and orientation along with attendance at bimonthly meetings.
Hands of Hope Volunteer Opportunities
Every summer, both high school and college level students are invited to participate in a 5-week volunteer program to get a first-hand look into the world of healthcare. Students must be at least 15 years of age. Student volunteers will develop personal and professional skills while working at the hospital, including effective communication, teamwork and problem solving. For more information click here.
The Outer Banks Hospital’s Development Council raises funds for important hospital initiatives, such as the Hospital’s Health Coach, the construction of the Cancer Resource Center, the purchase of equipment, and underwriting the costs of healthcare examinations. The hospital also conducts community outreach programs where the ability to interact with visitors, patients and staff is vital.
Fundraising events include:
Annual black tie Gala, in which there are volunteer sponsorship and auction committees that support this event.
Get Pinked! And More Party to thank donors to our Get Pinked! funds throughout the year. Get Pinked! And More highlights all of the cancer programs from Hands of Hope to the breast, lung and colon cancer screening programs in our community.
Community Outreach Opportunities Include:
Volunteers provide vital support services which enhance the health and well-being of our community. Volunteering also provides new and valuable learning experiences, an opportunity to make new friends and an opportunity to make a difference in our community.
For more information contact:
Hospital and Student Volunteers
Kelly Divita, Volunteer and Patient Family Coordinator
Hands of Hope Program Volunteers
Volunteer Coordinator 252-449-8265
Fundraising and Community Outreach Volunteers
Jennifer Schwartzenberg, Director of Community Outreach and Development