Becoming a Volunteer at Oneida Health
If you have a heart for service and a desire to provide exceptional care right here in your community, volunteering at Oneida Health may be the right fit for you. We have various volunteer roles which can be discussed during your interview that can help meet your personal desires, time availability, and organizational needs. The process of becoming a volunteer is simple, yet thorough. Start your journey to volunteering at Oneida Health by completing our online form or by contacting our Volunteers Director at 315-361-2300. If you submit an online form, our Volunteers Director will be reaching out to you within 24-48 hours to continue with the onboarding process.
Thank you for considering volunteering your time and talent with Oneida Health.
The following is a step-by-step outline for prospective volunteers:
Step 2: Interview with Volunteer Services
Step 3: Complete a background check and the required health documents which will be discussed during the interview.
Step 4: Complete Orientation and Start Volunteering!!
How Long Does it Normally Take?
On average the onboarding process for volunteers can take up to two weeks, depending on your time and availability.
Background and Health Checks
To prepare volunteers for acute care and extended care settings and to protect the patients and community we serve, the onboarding process for new volunteers is thorough. Since you will potentially work with patients, their families, and visitors, we will require a health review and criminal background screening to ensure – to the best of our ability – your and the community’s safety. Also, the New York State Department of Health requires that all new volunteers be evaluated by a physical exam prior to placement.
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