As a Candy Striper, you will contribute your time, energy and talents to assist the Hospitals' personnel.
Volunteering is an excellent way to learn about an occupation or an organization while gaining real work experience. One of the candy stripers most important duties is attending to patients. Candy stripers make a hospital visit pleasant by eating with, reading to, assisting or delivering items to patients. So, whether it’s interaction with patients in our nursing units or clerical work, there is a place for you to volunteer.
As a volunteer, you may work in any of the following areas of George Regional Hospital:
- Nursing Services
- Infection Control
- Medical Records
What are some benefits of becoming a Candy Striper?
- Gaining real work experience
- Doing something good for others
- Giving back to your community
- Gaining community service hours
- Having fun
- Learning about yourself and others
- Most of all, experience the joy of giving
Volunteering takes dedication and responsibility
To make your experience as a candy striper the best it can be, you must make sure that you maintain professional behavior at all times, because your conduct reflects on the institution you work for. If you are able to observe all hospital policies, you'll be sure to get a great reference in the future.
What will be required?
Our Candy Stripers are asked to contribute 5 service hours each month and attend our monthly meetings. Services hours are flexible. Volunteers make their own time schedules so as not to interfere with personal commitments.
If you or someone you know are in the 9th through 12th grade and are interested in the Candy Striper Program at George Regional Hospital, then contact us. Whatever your reasons for volunteering, whatever your background or skills, we would like to talk to you about putting your talents to work at our Hospital.
For more information, please call Ann Green, RN, Staff Development or Infection Control at 601-673-6027.