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Volunteer Services

Our volunteers are caring individuals who contribute significantly to the daily functioning of the Medical Center by supporting our staff in various departments, and assisting patients and their visiting families. If you have time, and would like to participate in a rewarding and enriching experience, consider volunteering. Last year, 511 volunteers provided over 36,500 hours of service to support Milford Regional Medical Center. Volunteers contribute their skills, experience and most of all their compassion.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a win-win endeavor. As much as volunteers contribute to Milford Regional, they are quick to say they receive even more. Developing friendships, being part of a team, an opportunity to learn and gain experience, satisfaction from giving back to the community or to the hospital, and the ability to provide a useful and valued service are some of the reasons our volunteers give their time to Milford Regional.

Who volunteers at Milford Regional?

Men and women of all ages contribute to support our patients and staff. Volunteers include professionals who volunteer after work or in between jobs, retirees, moms and dads, college students, teens and even employees who enjoy giving their time and energy to different areas of our Medical Center. We make every effort to match the skills and interests of each volunteer to the needs of the medical center and to place volunteers into positions where they will feel comfortable and able to contribute. All volunteers are interviewed, CORI screened, and specifically trained for each role.

How can you contribute to the Medical Center?

Volunteers currently provide support in 30 areas of the Medical Center. Opportunities include these areas and others:

  • Emergency department and other patient care areas
  • Lobby reception
  • Gift Shop
  • Visitor escort
  • Messenger/errands
  • Mailroom
  • Cancer Center
  • Food Services
  • Book cart
  • Elder Wellness Program
  • Compassionate Companions

Milford Regional is fortunate to have many wonderful people who volunteer. At times opportunities for volunteering in certain areas are limited and could be full.

Download an application to volunteer at Milford Regional

If you would like more information, please call 508-422-2263 or e-mail ewilley@milreg.org. After your application is received, an interview will be conducted to discuss options and best match your interests and skills to Milford Regional’s needs and opportunities to help. Orientation and training is provided.

Teen Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Milford Regional. Volunteering can provide an opportunity to learn and gain experience while providing assistance to others (and we hope it is fun as well!) The kindness and assistance of volunteers is greatly appreciated by patients and staff.

To be eligible for the Teen After School Volunteer Program you must be at least 14 years old.

During the school year teens provide assistance once or twice a week after school until 4:00pm.

To apply to be a volunteer, the forms you need to include are:

Once you have completed the application and health forms, please attach them in an email to: jblackwood@milreg.org or mail them:

Milford Regional Medical Center – Volunteer Services
14 Prospect Street
Milford MA 01757

Thank you again for your interest in volunteering at Milford Regional. We look forward to meeting with you soon.

Scholarships

There are three scholarship opportunities for current or former Milford Regional Volunteers; two Auxiliary Scholarships for $1,000 each and a Bill Perry Memorial Volunteer Scholarship for $500.00. The deadline to submit an application is March 31, 2017.

Here is the application and eligibilty requirements for the auxiliary scholarship and for the Bill Perry Memorial Scholarship.

Compassionate Companion Program

Based on the No One Dies alone program, Compassionate Companions provide a caring presence to patients at end of life during hours they would otherwise be alone. Families are not always able to be with their loved ones 24/7 for a variety of reasons. Compassionate Companions fill in these hours sitting with, talking to, and providing a comforting presence. Trained Compassionate Companion Volunteers may log in to schedule themselves during a vigil.

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