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Butler Hospital

Volunteer Services

Volunteers are Special People

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Volunteers are valued members of the Butler Hospital team and can be found in all areas of the hospital. Approximately 150 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.

Volunteer Office Program Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact information:

For more information, call Linda Dias in the Volunteer office at (401) 455-6245.

Volunteer Opportunities

Gift Shop

Volunteers are needed to staff Butler’s beautiful gift shop, Gazebo Gifts. The go-to shop for patients, visitors and staff, offers a variety of goods including cards, décor, apparel, and jewelry. Volunteers are needed to fill open positions as cashiers for mornings and afternoons shifts during the week. Apply here.

  • Patient and Family Education Center
    Volunteers interested in education and working with patients and their families are needed in the Patient and Family Education Center. Under the supervision of Social Services, volunteers help with a variety of duties. PFEC volunteers share space with a busy Hospitality Suite, which creates a comfortable, friendly area for patients to await transportation upon discharge from the hospital. Additionally, volunteers help visitors navigate the campus and assist them in accessing educational materials relating to behavioral health. Training will be provided. Positions are open Monday through Friday in 4-hour shifts. Ideal for former teachers, educators, or librarians.
  • Memory & Aging Program
    We need your smiling face and welcoming voice. Butler Hospital’s Memory and Aging Program is a high performing research center dedicated to advancing the knowledge base and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. We have recently been chosen as an initial research site in the Global Alzheimer’s Platform whose mission is to find a faster treatment and cure for this disease which affects so many families. With this increased responsibility we are looking for someone with organizational skills to assist us with our daily medical office duties. Our patients need to feel welcome and comfortable while they are with us for their visits. You can help us by providing support in preparing charts, routing calls, and performing many duties associated with a busy outpatient medical office. Knowing that you are helping even in a small way to contribute to the speedier cure for such a debilitating disease is a true reward. 
  • 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 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Secretarial/Clerical
    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.
  • Discharge Volunteer
    This non-clinical position will provide transitional logistic support to patients being discharged from inpatient units. Duties may include: meeting patient on unit and checking patient room to ensure all belongings have been collected; walking him/her to Hospitality Suite or exit location; carrying patient personal items from unit; spending time with patient to make sure he/she has all possessions and medications, and understands what the discharge plan is; following up on any “missing pieces”; making sure patient gets into car/bus on schedule.
  • Memory & Aging Program Volunteer
    We need your smiling face and welcoming voice. Butler Hospital’s Memory and Aging Program is a high performing research center dedicated to advancing the knowledge base and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. We have recently been chosen as an initial research site in the Global Alzheimer’s Platform whose mission is to find a faster treatment and cure for this disease which affects so many families. With this increased responsibility we are looking for someone with organizational skills to assist us with our daily medical office duties. Our patients need to feel welcome and comfortable while they are with us for their visits. You can help us by providing support in preparing charts, routing calls, and performing many duties associated with a busy outpatient medical office. Knowing that you are helping even in a small way to contribute to the speedier cure for such a debilitating disease is a true reward. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the volunteer application on this page. 
  • Be a Greeter
    Volunteers who are interested in welcoming and assisting patients, their families, and visitors coming into the hospital can apply online. Visitors will answer questions, provide information, and direct people to various locations within the hospital. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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