Volunteer at NNMC

Hospital patients, families, guests and staff have benefited tremendously from the commitment of men and women who have been part of a dedicated volunteer team. When you volunteer, you join a group who is an integral part of our hospital family. When you become a hospital volunteer, we can match your skills, interests, experience and availability with our open volunteer positions.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you make a difference in the lives of patients, staff and your community.
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of what nurses, doctors and other medical staff really do each day.
  • Meet other volunteers and staff who may become good friends and associates of yours.
  • Realize that your services are needed every day and night and add to the care provided at the hospital.
  • Do work that is valued by patients and staff. You will gain a rewarding experience in helping others.
  • Holiday and appreciation luncheons.

Qualifications for Volunteering

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and have an interest in helping others.
  • Be able to conduct yourself with dignity, courtesy and with consideration of others.
  • Endeavor to make your work professional in quality.
  • Hold as absolutely confidential, all information that may be obtained directly or indirectly concerning patients, doctors or personnel.
  • Must be dependable and honor your commitment.
  • Be able to perform assigned tasks.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Admitting
  • Book cart / goodwill ambassador
  • Emergency room
  • Information / front desk
  • Mission services / spiritual care
  • Patient concierge team
  • Pet therapy
  • Same-day surgery / ICU (second floor waiting room)
  • Life stories
  • Peer visitor program
  • Other departments available upon request

Requirements for Volunteering

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Attend a full-day volunteer orientation session.
  • Schedule an interview with the Human Resources department. Call 775-356-4085 for more information.
  • Undergo a criminal background check.
  • Complete required lab work, including a urine test for drug screening, a blood draw to check your resistance level for childhood diseases and a QuantiFERON blood test for tuberculosis.
  • Must understand that the services provided to the hospital are donated without contemplation of compensation or future employment, and given for humanitarian, religious or charitable reasons.

How to Become a Volunteer

Read the Volunteer Program Handbook so you have a full understanding of the requirements and responsibilities to volunteer at NNMC.

Call 775-356-4908 to schedule an interview.

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