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Volunteer Opportunities

IVCH has an immediate need for volunteers in these areas:

New Volunteer Opportunity

Assisting  people entering buildings A & B with directions and/or escorting them to their appointments.

  • Energetic.  Much walking required.
  • Good communication skills
  • Takes initiative to approach people
  • High school and up
  • Monday through Friday – 8:30a-12:30p or 12:30p-4:30p
  • One or two shifts per week desired
  • Contact Jackie Barr if interested:  Jackie.barr@ivch.org or 815-780-3387

The Joint Replacement Center

  • Weekdays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m.
  • Once or twice a week

Help joint patients with group therapy, assist with group lunch, prepare therapy equipment for patients, assist therapists and staff with transferring patients to and from group therapy room

Obstetrics Unit Waiting Room

  • Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Weekends: morning, afternoon and evening shifts available.

The obstetrics unit is a locked unit. Volunteers staff a waiting room desk and admit visitors who want to see patients.

Afternoon Program

Weekdays: 4 to 7 p.m.
Transport patients, deliver specimens and paperwork throughout the hospital, answer the telephone and log requests, provide information to visitors and patients.

Emergency Room

Daily: 4 to 8 p.m.
High school and college students can assist the ER staff by helping to make family members comfortable, cleaning exam rooms, answering call lights and transporting patients by wheelchair to other departments.


IVCH Auxiliary members staff the hospital gift shop, organize fundraisers and provide clerical help for hospital activities. The Auxiliary has monthly meetings (September through May) at 10:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Gift shop shifts are available on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Escorts

The "Red Coats" help transport patients and make deliveries between hospital departments. Shifts are available mornings and afternoons each weekday.

Other Adult Volunteers

Adults who have daytime jobs but who still want to volunteer at IVCH can join the hospital’s special evening program. Shifts are available from 4 to 7 p.m.


Students age 15 and older work with patients on the nursing floors. Flexible hours, including weekends are available.

Students age 14 and older can perform clerical duties for various departments within the hospital. Available shifts are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hospice Volunteers

Volunteers are a key component in the delivery of services provided by Illinois Valley Hospice, the IVCH department that cares for terminally ill patients in their homes.

Contact Us

For information about Auxiliary, volunteer escorts, other adult volunteers and volunteens call Jackie Barr, IVCH volunteer service coordinator, at 815.780.3387 or email Jackie.Barr@ivch.org.

For information about Illinois Valley Hospice volunteers, call the hospice office at 815.224.1307 or email Linda Pinn at linda.pinn@ivch.org.

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