Roles and Opportunities
We welcome volunteers at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. Whether you’re transporting patients, working in the gift shop, helping with registration, or selling popcorn, you will have the fulfillment of knowing you’re helping others and allowing us to better serve our patients.
Volunteers help in many ways at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. You conduct fundraising events, make and sell popcorn to visitors and staff, work in the Treasures Gift Shop, or serve on the volunteer services board. Volunteers also function as patient escorts and mail couriers, as well as help in ambulatory surgery, the lab, nursing, hospital administration, human resources, accounting, the emergency department, the cancer center and other areas.
Because all volunteers have specific skills and interests, we will do our best to place you in an area where your talents can be used to help patients, visitors and hospital staff.
Volunteers at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital:
- Bring valuable skills to hospital staff and are a vital part of the hospital team
- Give more than 20,000 hours each year
- Have one thing in common: a desire to serve your community by volunteering at your community hospital
- Include both men and women who are retirees, working professionals and students
- Receive a free uniform, flu shots, meals and special recognition
Please review the following volunteer requirements before you apply.
Age requirement: Volunteers at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital must be age 18 or older.
Commitment requirement: In order to properly orient and train individuals, we ask volunteers to commit to serve a four hour shift, one time per week, for at least six months.
Application requirements: If you’re interested in applying to volunteer at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, simply complete the online application.
Next Steps and Orientation
If your skills and interests meet an existing need, a representative from volunteer services will contact you to schedule an interview. If we cannot identify a match at this time, we will keep your file open for six months. We will contact you within that time if an opening becomes available that we believe may interest you.
Following a satisfactory interview, we must complete a background check. We ask you to meet additional requirements (free of charge and with our assistance) such as two tuberculosis skin tests and a seasonal flu shot. We require all volunteers to sign a confidentiality agreement, commitment statement and Spectrum Health’s Code of Excellence. We will provide a uniform and volunteer name badge.
Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital volunteers are required to attend a one-day orientation with new staff members. This gives each volunteer the opportunity to learn about the organization and your role in it. Following the general orientation session, specific training is provided in the area in which you are assigned. Training timeframes are flexible and based on your needs and comfort level.