Volunteering at Sutter Lakeside Hospital starts with membership in the Auxiliary. Our program is open to community members who are 18 years of age or older. Participants are asked to commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week. Our volunteers assist the hospital in the following departments:
- Front desk
- Patient accounting
- Emergency room
- Surgery waiting room
- Patient care
Patient Experience Council
The Patient Experience Council is a group of people passionate about ensuring our patients receive quality healthcare while having the best possible hospital experience. We are looking for patients or their family members who are interested in joining our council as community representatives.
Patient/family consultants serve for a 12 month term during which they meet for two hours monthly. To be a patient/ family consultant, you need to be either a SLH patient or caregiver/family member of a patient. You should be willing to share insights in a group setting about your experiences.
Benefits of Volunteering
"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." — John Andrew Holmes
Volunteering is a wonderful gift that can be given to patients and the community. Volunteers meet people, make new friends, use their skills and acquire new ones. They feel a sense of accomplishment and perhaps the most important benefit is satisfaction of knowing they are contributing to their community and making a difference.