|Since 1965, the Deaconess Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary has provided extraordinary care and compassion to the hospital’s patients. The Auxiliary began with 29 members. Today, it is more than 90 members strong who serve in more than 15 areas throughout Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess at Bethany; these volunteers contribute approximately 30,000 hours each year. More than 2.3 million hours have been contributed since the group’s inception.
Those Who Serve
Our Volunteers are men and women ranging from students to individuals in their 90s. You’re sure to find the perfect fit for your interests and talents while providing a future of hope for those in need.
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The Time is Always Right
Deaconess volunteers contribute time seven days a week when it’s most convenient to them. Whether you’re an early riser or a night person, we have a shift to fit your schedule.
We Recognize and Award Your Service
Our volunteers often insist they are the ones who benefit most from the time they spend at Deaconess, whether by making new friends, having the opportunity to interact with patients and families, or simply from the warm feeling they get knowing they are making a valued and necessary contribution. Nonetheless, we still like to show our very real appreciation by presenting you with awards as they are earned. Awards include a pin for 50 hours. Volunteers who have logged 500 hours of service are recognized with a unique gold pin – designed by a Deaconess volunteer. Volunteers are recognized thereafter each time they log an additional 500 hours of service.
A Future of Hope
Our volunteers offer hope to patients with their assistance and care. Some of the ongoing projects that our volunteers provide to patients include:
Read to Me – In conjunction with the Metropolitan Library System, this program focuses on the need to read to children beginning at birth.
Baby Caps – Each baby born at Deaconess receives a cap fashioned from a linen handkerchief trimmed with ribbon and lace.
We Have A Little Emergency (WHALE) – Program for child safety.
Tele-Care – The members of this committee contact all released patients over age 70 to assess their condition and offer further assistance if needed.
Newspaper Service – Patients receive newspapers Monday – Friday during their stay.
Fundraising – As a 501(c)3 organization, funds are raised for scholarships for students studying health care professions at local colleges and vo techs, and patient-focused initiatives.
Areas of Service
Abundant volunteer opportunities await you in the following:
- Facilities Management
- Floor Duty
- Gift Shop
- Information Desk
- Lobby Hosting
- Pastoral Care
- Imaging Waiting Room
- Recovery Room
- Surgical Care Unit
- Surgery Waiting Room
- Deaconess @ Bethany Campus
Be Part of Something Special
By joining our extraordinary team of volunteers at Deaconess Hospital, the time you give could start to seem invaluable, not only to yourself but also to individuals who are suffering, families who are worrying and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to protecting and saving lives.
As a volunteer at Deaconess Hospital, you’re certain to discover you’ve become a part of something very, very special.
If you’re interested in joining the ranks of caring individuals who help make and keep Deaconess Hospital a very special place to heal, call Deaconess Volunteer Services at (405) 604-6112 or click on the link here, print, and complete our application and mail to Deaconess Hospital, Attn: Volunteer Services, 5501 N. Portland, Okla. City, OK 73112 or email to email@example.com. After the application is received, a volunteer representative will contact you regarding opportunities that suit you.