Cortland Regional Volunteers
Making a Difference for Others and Themselves
“Being a volunteer made me realize that as a nurse, I wanted a deeper,
connection to my patients, my community and the chance to work with a
close knit team.”- Danille Wood, RN, CRMC Maternity
What does it mean to be a Cortland Regional volunteer? That depends on
where you are in life. Maybe you’re taking the first steps to explore
a future career in health care. Or perhaps you want to give back to the
place that cared for you and helped you heal. Most importantly, you enjoy
being connected with your community and helping others.
Since 1961, Cortland Regional has offered unique, flexible volunteer opportunities
for learning and giving back. Our volunteers play an invaluable role in
fulfilling our commitment to the community and to delivering excellent
patient care. Our hard-working volunteers can be found in nearly every
area of the hospital. And many of our volunteers go on to become healthcare
professionals both here at Cortland Regional and beyond.
Flexible and Customized
We offer a wide array of volunteer service opportunities which match almost
every interest and skill level, ranging from more active roles such as
patient transport to light administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers
are often cross-trained to work in different departments throughout the hospital.
You choose the area and capacity that works best for you, including but
not limited to:
Developing Life-Long Skills and Relationships
No matter your age or experience, being a volunteer offers you the opportunity
to work on team building, problem solving, and interpersonal communications
while deepening connections with staff, patients, and the community.
“Whether a student is going to become a nurse or a residential care coordinator,
what they learn here in our program – from serving meals to sitting
with a patient and comforting them – is how to interact, to be professional
and to maybe take a step outside of their comfort zone.”- Jarrod, Manager, Volunteer Services
Where do you see yourself? Find out today by contacting our Volunteer office.
Jarrod Kolodziejczyk, Manager, Volunteer Services