Becoming a Volunteer

The in's and out's of becoming a KCH Volunteer.

Application

Please take a moment to fill out an application (www.kch.org/volunteer-application). If you have any questions contact the Volunteer/Student Coordinator at 740.393.9079. Once your application is received, you will be contacted.

Interview Process

We prefer to interview each candidate to best match our openings with your skills and talents. An interview is not an automatic guarantee of assigned service.

TB Test

It is a requirement of each new volunteer to have a Tuberculosis (TB) test. This is provided at the expense of KCH.

Flu Shot

It is a requirement as of October 1, 2015, that all volunteers receive or have received a flu shot.

Orientation

New volunteers are required to take the Mandatory Education Test, attend a hospital orientation program (when available). Orientation includes a presentation of the philosophy and mission of the system, safety and security procedures, confidentiality, universal precautions (Infection Control), rules and ethics, benefits, service and routine procedures.

Uniform

Volunteers must wear a uniform when on duty. The uniform is a salmon colored smock/blue polo shirt. It identifies you as a part of the Knox Community Hospital team and will be provided by the Volunteer/Student Coordinator. Shoes must be clean, comfortable, worn with hosiery or socks. Exercise sandals or thong sandals and casual clothing such as jeans, sweat cloths, t-shirts and shorts are prohibited.

All volunteers and employees are required to wear an identification badge which will be provided to you by the Human Resources department. When service is terminated, the badge must be returned to the Volunteer/Student Coordinator.

Benefits of Volunteering

Knox Community Hospital benefits to volunteers include access to parking, free meal when volunteering, education programs and others. Specifics about these benefits will be covered during orientation.

We ask that volunteers contribute four hours a week. We so hope you'll join the KCH Volunteer Team.