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Baystate Wing Hospital Seeks Volunteers

PALMER — Baystate Wing Hospital is looking for seniors and young adults to come in and support the hospital staff and patients in various departments as a volunteer.

 “Volunteers are extraordinary people who want to contribute to the greater good of things,” said Marie Saunders, manager of Volunteer Services for Baystate Health. “We have several opportunities open for individuals to share their talents and skills to support and assist our staff in creating wonderful experiences for our patients.”

Volunteers are currently being sought to fill positions in various departments, including greeters and patient-care areas. Duties will vary depending on the assigned department. Volunteers are assigned to a department/area according to their interests and needs of the hospital.

“During their service at Baystate Wing Hospital, we want to ensure that all of our volunteers are doing something that they enjoy,” Saunders said.

The Volunteer Services program is open to anyone who is interested in giving back to their community. All potential volunteers must be age 16 or older and complete a volunteer application, submit to and pass a background check, and meet all vaccination requirements.

The program is an ideal opportunity for seniors and young adults who wish to volunteer in a healthcare setting. Volunteers will receive training and support and can receive credit for school (if they require it) and grow personally through service to others.

For more informatio or to fill out an application online, visit www.baystatehealth.org/about-us/volunteer or call Michele LaPrade, volunteer coordinator for Baystate Wing Hospital, at (413) 370-5295.