Volunteer Opportunities at Baptist Health Corbin
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! As you take on new responsibilities you will soon know the joy and fulfillment received by serving others and doing a job that only you can do. You can make a difference by sharing your talents and unique personality with those we serve at Baptist Health Corbin.
For information on how you can become a member of the Volunteer Services Department at Baptist Health Corbin, call 606.523.8768.
Teen Volunteer Program
Baptist Health Corbin offers the Teen Volunteer Program for teens ages 14 through 18. Teen volunteers contribute many hours to the hospital by helping out in many different areas. The program provides teens with the experience of working in a hospital, as well as a good reference for their first jobs or college applications. Teens will need to complete an application for entry into the program.
Adult Volunteer Program
To become a Volunteer, you will need to complete an application. Once your application has been received, it will be processed and you will be contacted to set up a time for an interview. During the interview, we will discuss what position and schedule work best for you. At this time, we will also schedule you to attend the hospital orientation program and to have a TB test. Our volunteers take pride in their work and are committed to be valuable members of the healthcare team.
Projects Sponsored by Volunteers
Our adult and teen volunteers participate in many fundraising events to provide for both the hospital and community we serve. Here are some of the projects sponsored Surgical Pillows provided to patients who have undergone major surgery.
- Baby Memory Boxes, provided to parents who have lost an infant in the hospital. The Memory Box is a keepsake containing a baby outfit that can be used for burial, picture frame and place to put a print of the baby's hand and a lock of hair. During this sad time, the Memory Box provides some small measure of comfort to the grieving parents.
- Tote Bags for our new patients coming to Baptist Health Cancer Care. Bags are filled with water, snacks, puzzles, prayer clothes and other comfort items.
- Contribute funds to update and purchase new medical equipment for the hospital.
- Purchased pictures to decorate patient rooms.
- Contributed to Handicapped Accessible Van - used to provide transportation for our rehabilitation patients during their therapeutic outings.
- Walking Track - The Volunteers donated funds to build an out-door walking track complete with exercise stations at Baptist Family Fitness. The walking track is free for the community to use.
- Reclining Chairs for the patient rooms. The Volunteers provided 70 reclining chairs for patient rooms. If you have ever had to stay overnight with a family member then you will appreciate the reclining chairs instead of the standard straight back chairs usually found inpatient rooms.
- Murals painted in the Paul Parker Pavilion and Critical Care Unit to transform those areas into beautiful landscapes; murals painted in the Pediatric unit to transform the area into a Pediatric park with each room a different theme.
- Inpatient Surgery Lobby was transformed with a Tuscany landscape mural, water feature and decorations to provide a comfortable setting for our patient families.
- Scholarships awarded to teen volunteers who have served at Baptist Health Corbin for over four years and worked over 500 hours.
- Contributed to R2 Image Checker - used for early detection of breast cancer
- Purchased Pediatric Paddles for Crash Carts
- Purchased 15 Transport Wheelchairs
- Purchased furniture for the Inpatient Surgery lobby, Paul Parker lobby, 2nd and 3rd floor lobbies and Emergency Department lobby
- Purchased Wishing Well in memory of one of our Volunteers, Bessie Jewell.
- Purchased Memorial Leaves for Staff and Volunteers that had passed away – hold Memorial Service in January each year as leaves are added to the Memorial Tree of Life.
- Volunteers Crocheted Tiny Hats – A red hat was given to each baby born at Baptist Health Corbin in February in recognition of Health Heart Awareness. Easter hats were also given to each baby born during Easter in the month of March to share our Christian faith.
- Book Drive – Volunteers collected books for the book cart that is taken around to patients each day.
- Children’s Book Nook - We also donated books and created a Children’s Book Nook for our Outpatient Specialty Clinic waiting room
- Cuddler Program – Volunteers are trained on how to cuddle our tiniest patients in the nursery and NICU.