4800 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
The Outer Banks Hospital volunteers are warm and caring individuals who give back to their community. Volunteers offer their time, talent and dedication throughout the hospital in patient care and clerical settings, along with assisting cancer patients at home. Additionally, our volunteers also serve in governance and fundraising capacities, all of which enhance the health and wellbeing of our community.
Volunteers who work within the hospital are asked to give a minimum of four hours a week. They must also complete a health screen, background check and attend a one-day orientation. Additionally, there are annual requirements which must be kept up-to-date. There are a variety of volunteer roles to fit individual time schedules, abilities and interests. Volunteers may work directly with patients or choose work behind-the-scenes in non-clinical positions throughout the hospital.
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.
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 many personal and professional skills while working at the hospital, while learning teamwork, effective communication skills and problem solving.
The Outer Banks Hospital’s Development Council raises funds for important hospital initiatives, such as the construction of a 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:
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.
Hospital Volunteers 252.449.4500 email@example.com
Hands of Hope Marie Neilson, Volunteer Coordinator 252.216.9400 Marie.Neilson@theobh.com
Student Volunteers Jan Eanes, RN, Nurse Educator 252.449.5688 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising and Community Outreach VolunteersJennifer Schwartzenberg, Director of Community Outreach and Development252.449.5933Jennifer.Schwartzenberg@theobh.com
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson