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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

After being on hold the past two summers we anticipate the teen volunteer program re-opening this summer on a smaller scale.

Volunteering can be a great way to gain experience while providing valuable support to patients and staff.

The minimum age for the summer program is 15 years. Teens must be fully vaccinated and able to make a commitment of 6 or more weeks over the summer.

There are typically many more teens interested in volunteering than we have volunteer openings for. It is always difficult to select from so many wonderful and capable teens. Teens will be selected based on age (priority given to older teens), availability (must be available for most of the summer, missing only up to 2 weeks), and interest. Some slots will be held for children of Milford Regional employees.

If you are interested in volunteering and meet the above criteria, please complete the following forms and return them along with required documentation to the Volunteer Services Department either by mail or in an email attachment. The deadline for submitting an application is May 20th.

Scan documents and send in an email attachment to: vol@milreg.org

Or Mail to:

Milford Regional Medical Center - Volunteer Services

14 Prospect Street

Milford MA 01757

Scholarships

Milford Regional has two scholarships open to current or former volunteers at the hospital. Here are the guidelines and applications for each of the scholarships.

Auxiliary Scholarship

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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