As always, the health and safety of our patients, staff and community are top priorities at Day Kimball Healthcare. With concerns and continued uncertainties that we face as a hospital and community regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer our Junior Volunteer Program for 2021.
We appreciate the value of this program and what our Junior Volunteers can contribute to our hospital but feel these steps are essential in keeping everyone safe. We look forward to resuming our Junior Volunteer Program in the future when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to everyone in our community.
To past participants, we thank you for all you have done to care for our patients and one another. You’ll be missed this summer by our staff and our patients. For those of you who may be graduating this year, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope that our program has helped you grow and given you guidance in your career choices.
The Department of Volunteer Services supports the mission of Day Kimball Hospital by providing service opportunities to community residents, encouraging and enabling them to participate in the activities and work of the Hospital. We strive to make the best possible use of the gifts, skills, energy, time, and commitment of friends of the Hospital through the sharing and facilitation of their voluntary efforts.
Volunteering at Day Kimball Hospital provides the opportunity to:
Day Kimball’s Adult Volunteer Program consists of more than 200 caring individuals who share their talents and hearts with the patients and staff of Day Kimball Hospital. Our volunteers assist throughout the entire hospital, performing a variety of valuable tasks, including:
Volunteer shifts are typically 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but all individuals with the time and desire to give of themselves are welcome to contact us. Interested volunteers must be willing to commit to a minimum of 100 hours.
PLEASE NOTE: Day Kimball Healthcare does not provide court-ordered community service opportunities.
Many of our volunteers are former patients who were ill and received treatment at Day Kimball and/or our affiliated services. Upon becoming well again, these grateful individuals decided that they wanted to do something to give back to others through volunteering at the hospital.
Other volunteers are simply warm hearted individuals, perhaps retired, who enjoy the spirit and companionship of helping in the hospital setting. They know that their work for hospital is important, and are proud of their contribution to ensuring Day Kimball’s continued high-quality healthcare.
Due to regulatory requirements, all volunteers must:
Please return your completed Application and Reference Forms to:
Day Kimball Healthcare
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260
For more information:
E-mail Janet Johnson, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Volunteers at Day Kimball Hospital must be mature, independent, conscientious, and dependable. They must be good listeners and good communicators, and they must follow directions well.
In order to become a Junior Volunteer, candidates must:
Every hospital setting has the potential for trauma, as well as emotional and physical distress, not only for the patients, but for workers as well. It is our intent to anticipate situations and to prepare all of our volunteers to respond appropriately. There may be times when a volunteer is in an upsetting situation without a supervisor immediately available. For this reason, Junior Volunteers need the ability to function in a caring, compassionate, and professional manner when dealing with patients and their families, visitors, other volunteers and staff, despite occasional problems.
Applications for the Junior Volunteer Program are accepted from January through March each year. **2021 Program Suspended due to Continued Uncertainties Around COVID-19**
For More Information
Contact Janet Johnson, Coordinator Volunteer Services at email@example.com or (860) 963-6458.
Hospice Volunteers are special individuals who assist a trusted and caring team working with the terminally ill and those who love them. These loving and compassionate individuals provide assistance during times of crisis, bereavement support to family members, and a shoulder to lean on when times are tough.
Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut, is a program of Day Kimball HomeCare. Hospice volunteers are given extensive training in preparation for providing vital moral support and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families.
For More Information
Contact Janet Johnson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 928-6541 ext 2279.