BMH volunteers have many assignments…for all.
The volunteers have many assignments throughout the hospital. The volunteer coordinator works closely with each volunteer to match the skills and interests of the volunteers with the needs of the hospital to ensure a meaningful experience for all. Ray Brown is BMH’s Volunteer Services Director and you can contact him at 843-522–7928.
Volunteering Opportunities at BMH
Please go to the “Careers” tab on the homepage of BMH’s website for current Volunteering opportunities. Scroll through job listings until you get to Volunteer Services listings. Click on position of interest and “Click Here button to Apply Online”. Please complete online application and background check for the position that you are applying for and submit electronically. Service areas and opportunities for volunteers usually include:
- Admissions volunteers help patients sign in and provide general information regarding the hospital to patients, family members and visitors.
- BMH main lobby volunteers greet patients and visitors, provide directions and general information. Volunteers also assist on patient floors by transporting discharged patients to the main lobby for pick up.
- BMH volunteer office volunteers receive work from various departments daily, run errands throughout the hospital, and assist with discharges.
- Pastoral Care volunteers have training in the areas of providing spiritual and emotional support to patient and their families.
- Health Information Systems/Medical Records volunteers provide general office assistance such as filing and copying.
- The One Blood volunteers assist the center during the blood drives, call to remind donors about appointment times, and staff blood drives to offer information, giveaways, and prizes to donors following donations.
- Patient Representative volunteers assist by visiting with patients daily, learning about the patients’ stays, and providing answers to questions and help with concerns.
- Beaufort Medical Plaza Lobby volunteers greet and provide information to patients coming into the plaza for services. Volunteers work on projects from other departments when they are not assisting patients, and make phone calls to physicians to remind them of upcoming meetings.
- Beaufort Medical Plaza Admissions volunteers assist with the signing in of patients, and also provide general office help to admissions staff. Education Department volunteers provide assistance to staff by helping them prepare for classes and workshops.
- Education Department volunteers provide assistance to staff by helping them prepare for classes and workshops. Gift Shop volunteers work as cashiers and customer service representatives.
- Human Resources volunteers provide general office help, including filing, copying and covering the reception area.
- Volunteer Services Courtesy Shuttle Driver volunteers provide transportation to patients and visitors around the hospital campus via golf carts.
Born to Read Volunteers
BMH partners with Born To Read, a non-profit program for early literacy, to train a special group of volunteers to encourage new mothers to read to their babies. These volunteers receive orientation from Born To Read and from BMH. Volunteers are trained to talk with new mothers about connecting with their babies at every opportunity, like when they change the baby's diapers, and taking the time to read to them...even if they don't think the baby is paying attention. Studies show that these kinds of connections encourage early learning skills. Born To Read volunteers ask a series of questions to determine if there are any literacy needs the mother or other family members might have, such as where to go to get a GED, or finding classes for learning English as a second language, or finding a doctor to follow up baby's care after they leave the hospital. The volunteer leaves the new mother with a bag of useful items, including the baby's first book.
For more information on Born To Read, click here. For information on being a Born To Read volunteer, contact Terri Sassman, Executive Director of Born To Read, at 843-379-3350. Once you complete orientation with her, you should coordinate your orientation as a BMH Hospital volunteer through Ray Brown, Volunteer Services Director. He can be contacted at 843-522-7928.