Our team of volunteers is more than 400 strong, and last year alone, they provided over 15,000 hours of service. Because of their dedication, we were able to offer exceptional healthcare services to our community. Areas such as patient care, outreach programs, delivery services, clerical services and our gift shop all benefited from their help.
There's more to do, and we'd like you to get involved. Anyone older than 14 is welcome to do volunteer work within the Berger Health System. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities to choose from, and we make matching a job to your skills really easy.
Meet with one of our volunteer coordinators and share information about your skills, interests and availability. We'll match you with a volunteer opportunity that's right for you.
We have a variety of ways to make an impact. Read up on the options below, and use our volunteer form to schedule an appointment with a coordinator.
Berger Hospital volunteers
Our volunteers play a key role when it comes to the overall patient and visitor experience at Berger Hospital. They can be seen throughout the hospital performing tasks such as:
- Distributing mail, newspapers, flowers, books and videos to patients.
- Escorting patients to their rooms.
- Greeting visitors and providing directions.
- Offering clerical support.
- Visiting with patients.
If you are interested in volunteering at Berger Hospital, call us at 740.420.8353.
Berger Hospice volunteers
Hospice is a special kind of care offered to people with a life-limiting illness. Hospice treats the person, not the disease. In addition to providing for the patient's needs, the hospice team attends to the emotional, physiological and spiritual needs of the patient and the family.
Berger is the only nonprofit hospice provider in Pickaway County, and we've been a staple of the community for more than 20 years. We offer a team-based approach to hospice that is provided by people who live and work in the community. Our volunteers are part of that team, and they're supported by physicians, nurses, therapists, health aides, chaplains and social workers.
Our hospice volunteers go through a training process before they start work. And the tasks they perform as a hospice volunteer can vary, depending on the needs of the families they serve. For more information, contact Berger Hospice at 740.420.7950.
Berger Hospital Gift Shop
Our gift shop is located in the corridor between the hospital's main lobby and the Medical Office Building. It offers a variety of gift items, including fresh flowers, cards and candles. Those gifts can brighten the day of a person recovering in the hospital. And proceeds from those purchases help to fund the professional development opportunities of the staff. Purchases also help us raise funds for the purchase of equipment.
Our volunteers help to keep the Gift Shop running. They answer questions, ring up purchases and perform other retail duties during the shop's open hours.
For more information, call 740.420.8372.
Circle of Caring
Circle of Caring was founded in 1997. It's mission is to assist the frail and elderly, as well as people and their families who are living with disabilities. Through this program, people in need can get help with:
- Handyman chores, including ramp building.
- Light housekeeping.
- Shopping or other errands.
- Yard work.
Our volunteers also make friendly visits, in person or by phone. And some of our volunteers offer respite care, so family members accustomed to providing around-the-clock care can rest, relax and recharge.
Circle of Caring services are coordinated by Berger Health System, with support from the United Way of Pickaway County, local churches and the community at large. To find out more, call 740.474.7844.