Cortland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary
Explore the Volunteer Experience
Volunteering at CRMC gives you the opportunity to better both your life and the lives of others in the community. Cortland Regional matches you to a volunteer position where your talents and interests can be applied. The result is a rewarding volunteer experience for both you and the people you work with.
- Auxiliary volunteers, from teenagers to older adults, work in various areas of CRMC, performing important tasks that support the day-to-day operations of the hospital.
- Volunteer greeters are on duty in the operating waiting rooms, and the Emergency Department reception area. These volunteers are on hand to help with communications, making sure that patients and their families are kept up to date on the patient's status and treatment.
- Admitting volunteers greet and coordinate patients upon their arrival for outpatient services, outpatient surgery and inpatient admission.
- Transport volunteers aid the staff with patient transport to physical rehabilitation and to testing in Imaging Services.
- The CRMC Coffee & Gift shop is the Auxiliary's main fundraiser. Each week 70 volunteers are needed to serve as waiters, cooks and cashiers.
- There is a large variety of volunteer positions available that cater to your particular interests.
Customize Your Volunteer Experience
At CRMC, we appreciate the gift of your time and energy. So when scheduling your volunteer times, we are flexible and work around your availability. The typical volunteer shift is 3-4 hours, once a week, on a regular basis. We offer volunteer programs for adults (working and retired), as well as college and high school students.
All Volunteers Receive the Following Benefits
- Free drink in the Coffee Shop when on duty
- Free meal in the Coffe Shop for shifts of 5 hours and more
- Free meal in the Cafeteria with membership in Cortland RSVP
- Double credit for evening and weekend shifts
- Free parking
- Annual recognition and awards luncheon
- National Volunteer Week celebration
- Employee store discounts
- Pharmacy discounts
Cortland Regional Medical Center
In 1905, 200 area women began the Hospital Aid Society. Their mission
was to furnish and equip the Women's Ward. Three years later the Junior Hospital Aid Society was formed by young mothers who provided education, equipment and furnishings for the Children's Ward. These two volunteer groups later combined to become what is known today as CRMC Hospital Aid.
CRMC Hospital Aid sponsors a number of programs that benefit new mothers and children of all ages. One such program, Unit Support, provides sleepers, blankets, socks and other “every day” items to children that need them. The group is also one of the co-sponsors of WHALE (We Have A Little Emergency), a child safety seat identifiication program.
Aid volunteers also provide funding for the Maternity, Nursery and Pediatric Units. Through its recent fund raising efforts, CRMC Hospital Aid has provided money for the purchase of new equipment for these units, including an infant warmer for the Nursery, a pediatric blood pressure monitor for Pediatrics, a lighted microscope for Maternity, and the “Hugs” child protection system.
CRMC Hospital Aid's main fundraising event is the Charity Ball. This year it takes place on Saturday May 4th at the Cortland Country Club. Click here to learn how you can join the fun and support a great cause!
Interested in joining Hospital Aid? Please complete and mail this application to the Volunteer Office.
Teenage Volunteer Program
To enroll in the Teenage Volunteer Program, a young man or woman must be between the ages of 14 and 18, have passing grades, be recommended by their guidance counselor, meet physical requirements and, most important, be willing to make a commitment of time and energy. The 2009 class of teen volunteers amassed a total of 4,929 hours of service to the hospital. The students’ contributions were felt throughout CRMC and included areas such as: nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, clerical, laboratory, and the coffee shop.
Think you are right for our TAV Team? Complete this application and return to the Volunteer Office.
Join Our Team of Volunteers
We are eager to shape a volunteer program around your interests and abilities. To get started, please fill out a volunteer application
Mail to: Cortland Regional Medical Center Volunteer Office 134 Homer Avenue Cortland, NY 13045
Once we have reviewed your application, you will be invited to an orientation and then go through health clearance.