Volunteers: Many hands make rewarding work

Volunteers are essential to helping Cheshire Medical Center fulfill its mission. They welcome visitors, comfort patients, and families, and help with essential jobs throughout our campus. Cheshire caregivers are able to focus on healing patients thanks to the work our volunteers and staff do every day.

There are many ways you can help

Volunteer Sylvia Ryder plays the piano in Cheshire Medical Center's lobby while people stand and listen in the blurred background
Sylvia Ryder, volunteer, plays piano in our lobby

At any given time, more than 100 volunteers can be found providing valuable support across the Cheshire campus. From the ED or Radiology to the PCU and Laboratory, volunteers perform important work. They also spend time on inpatient floors as patient representatives, assist birthing parents as doulas, help out in the mailroom, and provide assistance at the Information Desk.

Kerry Kelly, volunteer with Cheshire Doulas, supporting her daughter, Kiara, during the birth of her first child.

Volunteer Spotlight: Kerry Kelley Nurtures Our Community One Miracle at a Time

Kerry builds relationships and priceless memories supporting people through Cheshire Doulas, including her own daughter’s first birth.

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Why volunteer at Cheshire Medical Center?

There are many good reasons to volunteer. Which is most compelling to you?

  • Join our family. We treat each other like family and support and respect each other fully. You’ll make new friends here.
  • Give back to the community. We are dedicated to serving the community; your work contributes to making the region stronger and healthier.
  • It’s safe and healthy. Your health and safety are important to us. You’ll get whatever personal protective equipment you need to do your work safely.
  • It’s fun. Volunteering is a great way for retirees or people who are looking to make new contacts in the area to get out, move around, socialize, and have fun.
  • Gain valuable skills and experience. You’ll learn a lot and enhance your resume by volunteering at the area’s leading community hospital.
A senior woman, Theresa Acerno, wearing a blue Cheshire Medical Center volunteer vest and name badge, smiles as she leans on a counter
Theresa Acerno, clerical volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Our application process requires the completion of an online application, an interview, federal and state background checks, and evidence of certain immunizations for documentation through our Employee Health Office.

Frankie and her owner Janet Goldstein, volunteers, Cheshire Medical Center

Volunteer Spotlight: Four-Legged Frankie Makes Her Rounds

If you've ever had an appointment at Cheshire Medical Center and noticed a four-legged furry animal walking about wearing a blue bandana, then you’ve seen one of our volunteers in action.

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