The volunteers of St. Luke's Hospital provide warm, caring and compassionate care to patients, their families and our staff. From clerical positions to courier routes to the thrift shop, our volunteers have the opportunity to lend a helping hand in their own special way. Volunteers typically contribute approximately 2-4 hours each week and enjoy benefits such as free flu shots and a free beverage during each shift, or a free meal if on duty at mealtime. Some volunteer opportunities include:
Patient Care Volunteers: These volunteers are responsible for the delivery of juice and daily newspapers to our patients each morning.
Daily Couriers: The afternoon volunteers deliver lab results and mail to local physician offices.
Gift Shop: Volunteers in the Gift Shop manage its daily operations, handling sales and keeping the shelves stocked and tidy.
Golf Cart Service: One of the volunteer services unique to St. Luke's Hospital is our daily golf cart transportation. As visitors arrive, they are greeted by our smiling volunteer and a ride up the hill in the golf cart to the front door.
Radiology: Volunteers at the radiology reception desk enjoy a fast-paced day of greeting patients, entering their information into the computer and pulling previous films. Morning and afternoon/evening shifts are available.
Reception Desk: These volunteers are among the friendliest you'll find! They are responsible for greeting visitors and assisting with patient information, such as directions to patient rooms and other hospital departments.
WINGS: On the "WINGS" of these special volunteers, all Interdepartmental mail is delivered daily. Two shifts are available.
Print Shop: This ambitious group contributes to the hospital by running the in-house print shop. They produce forms, business cards and other printed materials for the hospital.
Clerical: Volunteers also help out with tasks such as filing and computer input in the Business Office and Medical Records offices.
Thrift Shop: The St. Luke's Hospital Thrift Shop is completely managed by volunteers. Located in downtown Tryon, the shop is open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday.
Junior Volunteers: Opportunities for local high school students include volunteering to deliver juice to patients weekdays during the summer. Junior Volunteers must be 14-18 years old.
The St. Luke's Auxiliary also supports the hospital and the community through these activities:
The Auxiliary awards scholarships to local high school graduates, residents and hospital employees who are entering higher education in the healthcare field, especially areas of critical need.
Each year, the Auxiliary donates monies generated through the Thrift Shop, Gift Shop and its other activities to the hospital for the purchase of new equipment and/or other needs.
New volunteers are always welcome. Contact Gayle Cook at (828) 894-0895 or email for information on available volunteer opportunities.
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