Heritage Valley Kennedy Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities Available for Adult and Junior Volunteers Include:


Clerical/Administrative Duties

  • Organization, filing, and maintenance of records and files
  • Sort, shred, collate and photocopy materials as assigned
  • Assembling and distribution of informational packets

Information Desk Attendant

  • Greet patients and visitors and answer any inquiries
  • Answer information desk telephone and provide requested information to the caller
  • Transport patients via wheelchair as required
  • Sort and deliver patient mail
  • Deliver floral arrangements
  • Deliver information requested to nursing units
  • Distribute gift to discharged patients

Greeter

  • Greet patients and answer any inquiries
  • Offer telephone and transportation numbers for patients that require that service

Nursing Helper

  • Pass water pitchers to patients
  • Make new charts
  • Stock supplies
  • Distribute requisitions and testing to appropriate departments
  • Take charts to information management department
  • When necessary, assist disabled patients with opening and reading mail
  • Accompany discharged patients to the main entrance and wait with patient until a family member arrives in a vehicle
  • Answer phone calls and call lights
  • Clear patient trays
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Pastoral Care Ministers

  • Responsible for the distribution of the Eucharist on scheduled day(s) each month
  • Pray with the patient before and after Communion, if possible
  • Pray with patients who do not wish to, or are not able to, receive Communion if the patient is receptive to this
  • Follow up on requests for calls or sacraments

Patient Escorts

  • Greet patients and visitors and answer any inquires
  • Transport patients via wheelchair as required
  • Deliver information requested to nursing units

Room Service Representatives

  • Visit new patients to promote the availability of room service
  • Respond to patients’ requests for newspapers, items from the gift shop, cards, magazines, etc.
  • Call nutrition service for approval prior to obtaining any food/drink items for the patient
  • Record request for service
  • Miscellaneous clerical duties as assigned in the community service office

If you are a high school student who is interested in volunteering and are between the ages of 15 and 17, you may be eligible to participate in our Junior Volunteer Services Program. Students may volunteer year-round or during the summer months. We offer flexible shifts to fit your needs.

Heritage Valley Kennedy offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for students, giving them the ability to discover more about a potential career path in health care or at a non-profit organization.

If you are interested in finding out more about what particular roles we offer for Junior Volunteers, please visit our Volunteers section.

Volunteering at Heritage Valley Kennedy

To be a Volunteer at Heritage Valley Kennedy, you are required to:

  • Fill out an application by visiting our online Volunteer Application section
  • Have a one-on-one interview with the Coordinator of Community Services

Once you are accepted into the program, you must:

  • Attend a safety training course
  • Attend a customer service training course, if applicable
  • Receive a TB (Tuberculosis) Skin Test provided by Heritage Valley Kennedy

Location and Contact Us

We are located on the 1st floor of the Main Hospital. Our Volunteer Services office is run by our Community Services Department and is located directly across from the Cashier’s Office.

If you would like more information about Heritage Valley Kennedy's Volunteer Services Program, please contact us at 412-777-6359.

Heritage Valley Kennedy invites people with a sincere interest in helping others to explore opportunities for learning and giving in our volunteer program. As a volunteer at Heritage Valley Kennedy, you will become a member of a dedicated team that helps to provide care to our community.

We offer opportunities for both Junior and Adult Volunteers, as well as job shadowing opportunities.

Through the Volunteer Services Program, many special services and tasks that are so important to our patients and the OVH hospital staff will have been completed by your generous volunteering. The greatest reward is giving to those in need.

We recognize that our volunteers come to us with different abilities and preferences. Our flexible program allows us to work with you to find a role that highlights your talents and skill set. Whether you enjoy helping patients or prefer a more clerical role, Ohio Valley Hospital has a variety of assignments available to fit the needs and interests of each applicant.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please take the time to fill out our Volunteer Application. We have more information about Volunteer requirements on our Volunteers and Junior Volunteers pages.

Whether you’ve spent time working in health care, or enjoy helping others, volunteering at Heritage Valley Kennedy provides you with a personally rewarding experience. At the same time, you’re helping others in your community!

Volunteering at Heritage Valley Kennedy

To be a Volunteer at Heritage Valley Kennedy, you are required to:

  • Fill out an application by visiting our online Volunteer Application section
  • Have a one-on-one interview with the Coordinator of Community Services

Once you are accepted into the program, you must:

  • Attend a safety training course
  • Attend a customer service training course, if applicable
  • Receive a TB (Tuberculosis) Skin Test provided by OVH

If you would like more information on our Volunteer Services Program, please contact us at 412-777-6359.

Heritage Valley Kennedy Volunteer Application Form

Email Address

Phone Number

What kind of volunteer work would you like to do?

What skills do you have that work well with your requested volunteer work?

Please list your past work/volunteer experience or current school?