If you are interested in making a difference and touching lives, then VVRMC is the perfect place for you to volunteer your time and showcase your talents. Our volunteers, like our staff, "Live to Deliver Healthcare our Community can Trust."
Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities
The VVRMC Auxilary is an exceptional group of men and women who dedicate over 600 hours per month. Proceeds from the Auxiliary efforts are allocated to the hospital for purchasing equipment, and funding scholarships for youth pursuing medical careers. Auxiliary Volunteers donate their time in various capacities, including:
- Volunteering as a merchant in "The Best Little Gift Shop in Del Rio."
- Escorting patients and visitors throughout the facility.
- Taking blood pressure for patients, staff and visitors.
- Hosting various fundraising events throughout the year.
Medicine tends to the physical needs of patients. VVRMC understands the importance of other needs. The chaplains strive to meet the spiritual needs of patients and their families. There are currently 15 volunteer chaplains from many different denominations who serve one week at a time on a rotating basis. These dedicated chaplains provide nondenominational support.
Hospice provides medical care, comfort and emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families. The hospice team is made up of the patient's physician, skilled nurses and aides, ancillary technicians, social services personnel and volunteers. Our volunteers provide a valued and appreciated service for our hospice patients and families.
Hospice has three types of volunteer opportunities:
Patient Care Volunteers
These volunteers visit with our patients providing companionship with individualized activities such as reading aloud, singing, painting, playing games, etc.
These volunteers work with our staff with various operational or marketing functions, such as compiling mailings, filing, preparing patient packets, etc.
These volunteers work with our bereavement counselor making phone calls or visits with family members who have recently lost a loved one.
For more information on hospice volunteer opportunities please call Christy Rodriguez, Volunteer Coordinator at 830.774.4580
HOPE Cancer Resource Room
HOPE Cancer Resource Room utilizes volunteers to provide cancer patients and families with a comforting, confidential and helpful research environment. Duties include restocking pamphlets, maintaining visitor logs, answering phones, maintaining visitor confidentiality, and sustaining a caring and comforting attitude.
Contact Stacey Covarrubias at 830.778.3852 for more information.