Volunteers are Special People
Volunteers are valued members of the Butler Hospital team and can be found in all areas of the hospital. Approximately 80 volunteers provide valuable assistance in the areas of research, patient care, and clerical assistance, as well as customer assistance in the hospital gift shop, Patient and Family Education Center, and hospital reception area. Besides the feeling of personal satisfaction you get from showing someone you care, volunteering provides many rewards such as professional references, career exploration and skills building. At Butler, parking is convenient and free, and meals are complimentary for volunteers during their work shift.
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call Linda Dias in the Volunteer office at 401-455-6245.
- Patient and Family Education Center
Volunteers interested in education are needed in the Patient and Family Education Center. Duties include greeting visitors and helping them access educational materials relating to behavioral health. Positions are open Monday through Friday in 4-hour shifts. Training will be provided. Ideal for former teachers, educators, or librarians.
- Gift Shop
Volunteers are needed to perform cashier duties in Gazebo Gifts, Butler Hospital’s gift shop. Positions are available mornings and afternoons.
- Front Desk Reception
Volunteers perform greeter and escort functions to visitors of the hospital. This position is excellent for individuals who are friendly and enjoy interpersonal communication. Positions available weekdays from 8:00am – 3:00pm.
There are a variety of secretarial support volunteer positions open. Individuals with little or no experience are encouraged to apply for clerical positions. Applicants with computer experience will be placed in more challenging positions.
- Activity Volunteer
Volunteers will work on the inpatient units assisting the Occupational Therapy staff in providing recreational and therapeutic activities. Opportunities are available to work with children, adults and the senior population.
- Clinical Volunteer
Volunteers will work on the inpatient units assisting the nursing staff-including clerical and activities staff-as assigned by the Nurse Manager or Supervisor. Opportunities are available to work with the adult population.
- Hospitality Suite
Under the supervision of the Director of Patient Assessment Service, volunteers help with a variety of duties associated with running a busy hospitality suite. These include helping visitors find their way around the hospital and creating a warm, friendly area for patients to wait for transportation when leaving the hospital. Training will be provided; experience working with psychiatry patients is required.