Healthy Relationships

Why You Should Volunteer with Hancock Health

March 20, 2023

At Hancock Health, we really love our volunteers. They help us make health possible for you, in big ways and in small ones. And this April, we’re celebrating National Volunteer Month by taking the time to thank our volunteers and share with you a little bit about how you can get involved.

It takes a village

We’re grateful each and every day for the people who volunteer with us, from the Cancer Center to the information desk and everywhere in between. But it isn’t just about us—it’s about the community, too. We mean it when we say we love our patients, and we love the people who help us care for them, too. 

Being a volunteer for Hancock Health helps bridge the gap between our staff and members of the community. If you know someone who’s nervous about coming to the hospital, imagine how at ease they’d feel seeing a familiar face ready to greet them as soon as they walk through our doors. Because at Hancock Health, we’re focused on community—and how we can make it even better—while still giving you the quality healthcare services you’ve come to expect. 

We have more than 350 volunteers at Hancock Health who give more than 56,000 hours of service annually. And these thoughtful, caring community members are making a difference in the lives of our patients and our staff.

David Seevers has been volunteering since March 2005, and he loves the impact he makes each and every day. 

“I wanted to give back,” said Seevers. “My father, mother, and sister needed health care and there were people there to help them. I wanted to be there for others, too, to pay back the help my family received.”

And as for Marsha Ellett, another long-time volunteer of almost ten years, she wanted to continue serving her community after retiring from nursing. 

“I had just retired from working twenty-nine years at Riley Hospital for Children and teaching nursing for seventeen years,” said Ellett. “I wanted to continue helping people. That’s my favorite part of the work.” While you need to be at least fifteen to volunteer with us, there are plenty of other amazing ways to give back to the community for the youngsters, too. No matter what age you are, it’s never too early or too late to help others.

How can I get involved?

We have volunteer opportunities in many different areas of specialization. If you’re interested, you can apply online or call 317-468-4252 today. 

We are so thankful for all the people who volunteer their time and effort with Hancock Health. Join our amazing team of community members and make a difference in the lives of others.