Partners of Black River Memorial Hospital is an auxiliary group that has had a long tradition of caring and giving. It was formed in 1967 and currently has 150 men, women and students who freely give of their time, skills and energies to support the hospital and its mission. There are many volunteer positions within and outside of the hospital. Partners provides lobby/escort services throughout the hospital. They also hold several different fundraising events to provide monies for our hospital’s needs and projects. The Gift Shop is part of the Partners continuous fundraising and is staffed solely by volunteers. They provide educational opportunities to schools concerning teens and tobacco, poison prevention, and self-esteem. Partners also sponsor area Red Cross Blood Drives, including 2-3 times per year at BRMH. The Partners operate the Telecare program, which consists of volunteers doing a safety call every morning to listed subscribers. On occasion, Partners have provided family respite for hospital patients/families. Partners also sponsor a Volunteen group. This is for teens age 14-18 to take part in many of the same activities as the adult volunteers, as well as allowing opportunities for job shadowing. Volunteer services staff will find the best “job” that fits volunteer’s interests, skills and schedules. Volunteers are required to complete and interview, application, health history, TB skin test, general orientation and specific orientation and training for their particular position. For more information on volunteering at Black River Memorial Hospital or for other hospital based programs, contact Volunteer Services.
Partners of Black River Memorial Hospital