Volunteer Positions

 Our current volunteer opportunities are varied and include:

Avon Urgent Care

Description: Assist Avon Urgent Care Staff with non-clinical tasks and offer patients and families assistance as directed.
Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM
Skills Required: Compassionate, outgoing, supportive, able to maintain confidentiality, committed, comfortable interacting with people who are ill or in crisis, able to take directions and to work as a team member as well as independently.

Beaver Creek Medical Center

Description:  Assist Emergency Department staff at Beaver Creek Medical Center with non-clinical tasks and offer patients and families assistance as directed. This position is available during the ski/snowboard season only.
Schedule: Holiday weeks, Sunday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM; regular season hours, Friday through Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM
Skills Required: Compassionate, outgoing, supportive, able to maintain confidentiality, committed, comfortable interacting with people who are ill or in crisis, able to take directions and to work as a team member as well as independently.

Eagle Care Clinic

Description: To support Eagle Care Clinic with administrative and non-clinical tasks.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, as needed
Skills Required: Able to work with minimum supervision in a busy, sometimes noisy, health care environment; demonstrate good customer service skills; possess excellent communication skills; physically withstand periods of sitting and walking. Spanish-speaking skills helpful.

Emergency Room

Description: Assist Emergency Room Staff at VVMC with non-clinical tasks and offer patients and families assistance as directed. This position is available during the ski/snowboard season only.
Schedule: Sunday through Saturday, noon to 5 PM.
Skills Required: Compassionate, outgoing, supportive, able to maintain confidentiality, committed, comfortable interacting with people who are ill or in crisis, able to take directions and to work as a team member and independently.

Gift Shop

Description: Offer guests, patients and employees an opportunity to purchase gifts, candy and merchandise while at the hospital. All proceeds benefit Vail Valley Medical Center. 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 10 AM-4 PM
Skills Required:  Comfortable working on the computer, exchanging monies and working independently.

Hospitality Cart

Description: Offer cookies and beverages to patients on the Patient Care Unit and Women and Children's Center.
Schedule: Wednesday, 2 to 4 PM
Skills Required: Outgoing and friendly, comfortable being in the hospital environment and around people who are ill, able to move 30 pounds and able to maintain confidentiality.

Patient Care Unit

Description: Volunteers on the patient care unit support staff in providing a high level of compassionate, patient-centered care. Volunteer duties range from stocking supplies, preparing patients for meals, visiting with patients, answering nurse call pagers and contributing to a healing environment.
Schedule: Monday through Thursday, noon to 5 PM, 5 PM to 7 PM; three shifts per month.
Skills Required: Compassionate, outgoing, supportive, able to maintain confidentiality, committed, comfortable interacting with people who are ill or just coming out of surgery, able to take directions and to work as a team member as well as independently.

Shaw Information Desk

Description: Greet patients and guests, escort them to various areas of the center and provide information pertaining to Shaw Regional Cancer Center and other clinics and services. May also make appointment reminder calls for the Sonnenalp Breast Imaging Center.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM
Skills Required: Outgoing, high level of customer service, able to escort patients to locations and comfortable being around people who are ill.

VVMC Educational Resource Library at Shaw

Description: Be a helpful volunteer for the librarian. Learn the basics of how a medical library functions on a daily basis and assist with projects as necessary.
Schedule: Flexible, as needed.
Skills Required: Detail-oriented, computer literate, and understanding and caring of patients, family members and the general public.

Sonnenalp Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center

Description: Assist guests and staff as needed. Duties may include offering coffee and tea to patients who are waiting, helping to create a calm environment and visiting with patients.
Schedule: Monday and Tuesday, 9 AM to 2 PM or later.
Skills Required: Compassionate, able to listen and not offer advice, able to maintain confidentiality, able to take directions and to work as a team member as well as independently.

Special Events

Description: Help with volunteer and hospital fundraisers and special events. Tasks could include serving as a committee chair, helping on a committee and/or working the day of the events.
Schedule: Varies
Skills Required: Organized, energetic and self-starter.

Vail Information Desk

Description: Assist guests by escorting them to various areas of the hospital and by providing information pertaining to Vail Valley Medical Center, its clinics and services. Greet all patients and guests and manage complimentary services in the lobby. 
Schedule: Regular two or more times per month; days, evenings or weekends; Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 1 PM, 1 to 5 PM, 5 to 7 PM; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 PM.
Skills Required: Outgoing, high level of customer service, able to escort patients to locations and comfortable being around people who are ill or just out of surgery.

Volunteer Office Administrative Work

Description: Assist with administrative duties such as filing or entering data.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, flexible.
Skills Required: Detail-oriented, comfortable working with computers and other office equipment.

VVMC Development Department

Description: Office work, make thank-you phone calls, database entry.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, flexible
Skills Required: Detail-oriented, personable, and comfortable talking on the phone and working on the computer