Fairfield Medical Center

Volunteer Services at Fairfield Medical Center

Fairfield Medical Center is fortunate to have the assistance of over 200 individuals who each year volunteer their time and talent to assist patients, visitors, and Center staff. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available with over 30 job areas to choose from.

Great care is taken to match each individual's skills and interests with just the right job for them. We offer a variety of volunteer jobs including: filing, greeting and escorting patients and visitors, delivering mail, labeling envelopes, clipping newspaper articles, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Each volunteer has his or her own reason for choosing to volunteer, but some of the most frequently cited reasons include:

Why Volunteer?

  • To help others, meet new people, and learn new skills.
  • To give something back to my community.
  • To get out of the house and do something productive.
  • It makes you feel good & it’s fun!

How Much Time Does It Take?
The typical volunteer spends one three or four-hour shift per week. You can schedule your volunteer hours to fit your lifestyle and your vacation schedule.

What Would I Be Doing?
Fairfield Medical Center has as many as 30 different types of opportunities to select from.  The goal is to match the your interests and skills with a job you would enjoy. Whether you enjoy working with people or paperwork, new challenges or consistent tasks each week, physically active work or a sedentary assignment, we have an assignment that fits each preference.

What Do I Get Out of It?

  • Interaction with many people.
  • A free meal for each shift worked.
  • Parking in garage
  • A sense of satisfaction that you have contributed something and helped others.

How Do I Get Started?
Call (740) 687-8109 to receive an application by mail or stop at the North or South Entrance Lobby Information Desk and ask for an application.  You may also download an application (see link below) and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Hard copies may be mailed to:

Fairfield Medical Center
ATTN: Marketing Department
401 North Ewing Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Once the application is returned an interview will be scheduled, followed by orientation and on-the-job training.

Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of possible volunteer opportunities.  Please contact the Fairfield Medical Center Marketing Department at (740) 687-8109 for specific openings.

Sorts and opens incoming mail; stamps accounts receivable checks with appropriate endorsement; photocopies all checks and provides other clerical support.

Café Greeter
Assist people who need help getting through the food line and to a table.  When a line forms, inform people of what is being served in the hot line and indicate whether they can move ahead to avoid the wait.

Contracts and Collections
Sorts, files, and retrieves financial information.

Courtesy Cart
Delivers items from the cart to patients and family members in various areas of the Center.  Provides a comfortable atmosphere to those waiting.

Chaplain Services
Visits patient bedsides to identify the patients’ church affiliation; notifies churches of any hospitalized parishioner(s).

Information Desk
Greets the public; escorts patients and visitors; responds to telephone inquires; delivers patient mail and floral arrangements; provides directional information.

Folds washcloths, towels, and patient garments.

Assembles mailings, assembles packets, provides clerical support.

Menu Education
Visits newly admitted patients to explain how a patient orders his/her meals.

Messenger Service
Picks up and delivers inter-departmental correspondence throughout the building and transports U.S. mail to and from the mailroom.

Outpatient Therapy Services
Files paperwork and provides clerical support.

Patient Representative
Visits newly admitted patients to inquire if they have any questions or problems; provides information on who to contact if a problem arises; helps resolve minor concerns and refers other concerns to an appropriate staff member.

Pet Therapy
Visits patients with a certified pet therapy dog.

Greets patients arriving for outpatient procedures; assures that patients get through the registration process in a timely and orderly manner; escorts patients to testing locations; delivers paperwork to patient units.

Prepares patient charge stickers, affixes stickers to incoming patient chargeables, shelves incoming inventory items.

Surgery Waiting Room
Greets patients and families; logs what family members belong to which patient; serves as communication liaison between staff and waiting family members; logs destination of families who want to leave the area prior to the completion of surgery so they can be located if needed.

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