Find your volunteer opportunity.

Volunteers play a critical role in how we provide quality healthcare services at Hancock Health. By donating their time and talents, volunteers also serve as an important bridge between the community and the hospital.

You can join this admirable group of community residents and make a difference for our patients. As a volunteer, you will need to be at least 15 years of age and volunteer a minimum of two shifts per month and agree to volunteer for at least six months. Apply online today, or call (317) 468-4252 to get started.

Hancock Regional Hospital Guild

The Hancock Regional Hospital Guild sponsors a number of projects and fundraising events throughout the year. Profits generated from events as well as through the Gift Shop are returned to the hospital and community in the form of donated equipment, scholarships, community wellness programs, and financial assistance to hospital departments with special requests.

The Guild has donated equipment in excess of $1 million dollars in value. The Guild also supports the future of higher education and has awarded $7,000 in scholarships to active volunteers attending college since 2014.

To learn more about Hancock Health volunteer program call 317-468-4252.

Our mission

Our volunteers directly affect patients by adding a personal touch to their care, giving compassionate guidance to families, providing ancillary services to staff and promoting the hospital’s excellence in the community.

Join our team

We have more than 350 volunteers at Hancock Health who provide more than 56,000 hours of service annually.

Our volunteer program director reviews all applications. New volunteers are invited to attend hospital orientation and specific one-on-one training. Apply online today, or call (317) 468-4252 to get started.

Our volunteers are assigned permanent or substitute shifts between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. During that time, volunteers usually work a four- to six-hour shift. Volunteers are also welcome to shadow an experienced volunteer in an area of interest before they officially volunteer to see whether it would be a good fit.

Information Desk Volunteers – Serve as receptionists in the main hospital lobby, help direct visitors to specific areas, answer general questions and dispatch transporters throughout the facilities. Our transporters and Information Desk volunteers work as a team in this area.

Surgery Waiting Reception Volunteers – Serve as liaisons between surgery, recovery and families waiting for surgical patients.

 Same Day Surgery Volunteers – Assist in prep and recovery rooms to keep patients comfortable and provide supplies to keep rooms clean.

Clerical Services Support Volunteers – Provide clerical support based on temporary or long-term needs in various departments, including Wound Center, Administration, Patient Financial, Human Resources and Volunteer Office. Volunteers also help with special events and perform other duties, as needed.

Emergency Department Volunteers– Assist in the ED by cleaning rooms, stocking supplies, running errands and escorting patients or families. Volunteers serve as communication liaisons between families of emergency patients and Emergency Room physicians and nursing staff. They strive to alleviate anxiety of families and provide other immediate services as appropriate.

Knitters – Crochet and/or knit baby hats and blankets for newborns. Volunteers also make hats for chemotherapy patients and lap blankets for inpatients.

Rehabilitation Volunteers – Assist heart patients in a controlled exercise program. Volunteers also provide support, education and assistance to staff during patient rehabilitation sessions.

Hospice Care Volunteers – Provide emotional, physical and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers are part of the interdisciplinary team that provides care in the home as long as the patient and family desire.

Pet Partners Volunteers – Provide pet visitation to hospital patients on a weekly basis. All pets are certified through the Delta Society. Volunteers and pets provide caring support and socialization for patients on all hospital units.

There are a lot of great reasons to commit your time and talent through volunteering. Some of the benefits include:

  • Meeting new people and learning about your hospital
  • Free parking
  • Uniform provided
  • Free flu injections
  • Learning a skill to help in future employment
  • Discounted meals while volunteering
  • Complimentary beverages while on duty
  • Recreational discount tickets and coupons
  • Discounted membership to Hancock Wellness
  • Free or discounted health education classes
  • Annual volunteer dinner
  • Service awards
  • Special awards for hours served
  • Membership in the Hancock Regional Hospital Guild, with state and national dues paid