Dear Volunteer Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Frederick Regional Health System.
When bringing a new volunteer into the Frederick Regional Healthcare System (FMH), we strive to make the best possible match for both the volunteer and our organization and to find a placement that the volunteer feels comfortable with and finds satisfying. In order to accomplish this task, there needs to be a strong mutual commitment. Due to the amount of time required for training and the medical requirements, we ask for at least a 6-month commitment from our new volunteers. By working together, we can make a difference in the lives of our patients and the Frederick community.
The following is a brief overview of the timeline associated with becoming a volunteer with FMH:
• Call our office at (240) 566-3567 to request an *Application Packet • Interview with the Director of Volunteer Services or the Volunteer Coordinator – about 1 hour• Auxiliary dues ($10) are paid (students exempt)• General Orientation/tour– about 2 hours• Customer Service Training Class – about 1 hour• TB screening – provided by the hospital• Two to three training sessions in chosen Service Area• When training is completed, an Auxiliary uniform and ID badge are issued• (Please note that we do have a dress code with which all volunteers must comply)If your request is for the Junior Volunteer (high school) program, please let us know so that we can get the appropriate information to you. Keep in mind that there may be a lengthy wait for an open position. In that case we can place you on our waiting list if you so desire.If you are a College student requesting a volunteer opportunity for the Summer, then please note that the deadline to apply each year is March 1st.As soon as we receive your completed application packet (*application form, 2 completed reference forms, and a background check form), Barbara Poffenbarger, Amy Wheeler or I will contact you for an interview. We look forward to hearing from you.Thank you,Sharon M. HannabyDirector, Volunteer Services