SCRMC Volunteer Partners
The St. Croix Regional Medical Center Volunteer Partners has contributed financial support to the Medical Center for nearly half a century. Since 1984, they have awarded more than 124 scholarships totaling over $63,000 to those entering a medicine-related field, and they have generously contributed numerous dollars for patient care equipment. In 2002, for example, donations to the Medical Center and to a scholarship program for those entering a medicine-related field of study totaled more than $72,000 (including $55,000 for the Emergency/Trauma Care Unit). Volunteer Partners raise money in many ways, most notably through proceeds from the Gift Shop, their annual Salad Luncheon, Bake, and Book Sale, and the Love Light Ceremony. To join Volunteer Partners, call Kathy Lucken at 715-483-1061.
Volunteer Partner Scholarship Applications: Applications are available here for several scholarships for health care careers.To apply read both the invitation for the criteria and print the application form to submit by the April 1 deadline.
Medical Center Gift Shop
To reach the Gift Shop, call Ext. 1552 or from the outside, call 1-800-642-1336, Ext. 1552.
Open weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the Medical Center Gift Shop offers a variety of gifts, snacks, and cards for people of all ages. Located on the hospital’s first floor adjacent to the main lobby, the Gift Shop is staffed by Auxiliary members and volunteers. All proceeds from the Gift Shop are used to support Medical Center patient care services.
Volunteering: A way to make a difference
Many people want to feel they have made a difference to others, yet often find it very difficult to accomplish this goal in their day-to-day lives. Whether working as a floor volunteer, baker, driver, or by relieving the burden of office personnel by filing, stapling or carrying out other tasks, St. Croix Regional Medical Center volunteers make a difference to people who truly appreciate their efforts by giving their time in a wide range of activities.
Patient Contact Volunteers
Information Desk Volunteer
An Information Desk Volunteer helps patients and visitors find their way in the Medical Center. In addition, they assist staff with small tasks such as delivering paperwork to departments, distribute mail and flowers to patients, and otherwise helping where needed.
Special Patient Volunteers . . .
The Medical Center has numerous items available for entertainment, such as CD & tape players, reading materials, games and other items. These volunteers visit room to room, offering patients or family members the opportunity to listen to music, read a book (or have it read to them), or play a game. By providing patients the choice of music or activities in their rooms, they provide a measure of comfort and diversion for patients and family members.
Baker Volunteer. . .
The Medical Center has a small kitchen that is stocked with ingredients for baking cookies, bars, and bread. Volunteer Bakers can prepare the treats of their choice – either from scratch or from mixes. After they are baked, volunteers offer them to visitors and family members in waiting lounges and to appropriate patients. Nothing brings a smile like the smell of warm cookies!
Floor Volunteer. . .
The Floor Volunteer collects and sorts mail, assists departments and offers nutritional snacks to patients.
Gift Shop Volunteers . . .
Volunteers are needed to work in the Gift Shop, which is operated by the Auxiliary. Work includes retail sales, stocking and purchasing.
Driver Volunteers . . .
These volunteers use their own vehicles to move documents, supplies, or specimens between the Medical Center and other facilities or vendors. Drivers are paid the current Federal Mileage rate and must provide their own insurance coverage.
Clerical/Support Volunteers . . .
Many departments, such as Administration, Behavioral Health, Business Office, Diagnostic Imaging, Education, Health Information, Human Resources, Obstetrics, and Med/Surg may have a need for additional clerical or other help during peak activity periods. This work can include typing, filing, photocopying, collating, delivering documents, and so forth.
Community Service Student Mentorship
Secondary level students seeking further educational experiences in healthcare or related fields may choose to work closely with specific departments or staff members on a volunteer basis. Individualized learning experiences can be explored. Depending on the requirements of the school, it may be possible to accrue academic credits.
Because we value the contributions volunteers make to the care and comfort of our patients, we offer the following benefits:
To learn more about becoming a volunteer for St. Croix Regional Medical Center, call today:
Mickey Gebhard, Volunteer Manager at 715-483-0331 or 800-642-1336 and Ext. 2331.