Volunteers are the hospital's most valued ambassadors because they give their time freely to others who are in need of their friendship, work expertise, and fellowship. Here at Alaska Regional Hospital, we depend on our volunteers to help provide that personal touch to make patients and their families feel more comfortable.
Alaska Regional Hospital has different types of volunteers. Auxiliary volunteers are part of a nonprofit organization that was formed for charitable purposes. There are also those who are not part of this organization. All volunteers act as goodwill ambassadors and help with various assignments throughout the hospital.
Provide companionship for patients who are alone or may not have family or friends in the area to visit them.
Purchase books, accept donations for distribution to patients, keep bookshelves stocked and supplied.
Cancer Care Center
Provide support and assistance to cancer patients.
Distribute stuffed animals, crayons and coloring books for young patients needing comfort and reassurance.
Maintain the Auxiliary’s donated and purchased clothing inventory for patients in need.
ER & Lab
After approved training, volunteers assist in these specialized areas.
Greet and welcome visitors, answer questions about the hospital, and provide directions to areas in the building and on campus.
Mended Hearts Experienced volunteers provide support and assistance to heart patients.
Menus & Tray Favors
Collect menus for the following day’s meals and help patients complete menu requests.
Family Birth Center
Provide baby supplies and make memory boxes for families of infants who have died.
No One Dies Alone (NODA)
Provide companionship to patients who are alone as they enter into their final days.
Occupational & Physical Therapy
Assist patients and therapists with various tasks.
Answer general questions about the hospital and act as a liaison between patients, families and hospital staff while the patient is in the recovery room.
Therapy Dog Program
Volunteers whose dogs are registered with an approved organization take their pets to visit patients and staff.
Benefits of Volunteering
Being a member of the Auxiliary results in learning opportunities and new experiences. In addition to attending and participating in meetings, members are encouraged to serve on a committee or become an Auxiliary board member. Hospital events hosted to recognize the group, and functions put on by the Auxiliary, are also open to volunteers. Other free benefits include covered parking, valet parking, shift meals at the cafeteria and annual TB testing and flu shots.
A Sense of Purpose
Alaska Regional volunteers enjoy being part of a group of like-minded people who give back to the community. Their services are seen campus wide as they support staff and healthcare teams, welcome and escort patients and visitors, and participate in community events and health fairs.
Interested in Volunteering?
Joining the Auxiliary involves an interview, background check and hospital orientation, which may take several weeks to complete. Please follow the steps below to join our team!
- Download and fill out the forms below. You may also request that an application packet to be mailed to you by calling the Auxiliary office at 264-1346.
- Notice to Volunteer Applicants (33.1 KB - PDF)
- ARH Volunteer Application (240 KB - PDF)
- Consumer Authorization (162 KB - PDF)
- Background Check Application (262 KB - PDF)
- Release of Information Authorization (22 KB - PDF)
- Volunteer Medical Record (83 KB - PDF)
- Schedule a meeting with the Auxiliary. Please bring all completed paperwork with you to this interview.
- After the interview process, the Volunteer Committee will provide a successful applicant with information on completing a background check and general health review. The next steps are to attend a hospital orientation session, schedule department-area training, and then begin volunteering.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you! To contact the Alaska Regional Hospital Auxiliary, please call 264-1346.