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UnityPoint Health-Pekin is fortunate to work with many volunteers through the UnityPoint Health - Pekin League and the UnityPoint Health - Pekin Auxiliary, which include hospital escorts and other volunteers. These men and women volunteer simply because they believe in UnityPoint Health - Pekin and our mission, and they want to serve the community.

If you have two or more hours a month available to volunteer, you like meeting new people and you enjoy staying busy, then join UnityPoint Health - Pekin Volunteer Services Team! For more information on how you can become part of our team, call (309) 353-0445 or email rwhancock@pekinhospital.com.

How many volunteers does UnityPoint Health - Pekin have?

The number of people who volunteer at UnityPoint Health - Pekin exceeds 450! That's more than hospitals two and three times our size.

What do UnityPoint Health - Pekin volunteers do?

Our volunteers assist staff in providing extra services to our patients. Hospital volunteer services include:

  • Delivering flowers, cards and newspapers to patients
  • Assisting patients in the Radiology Department
  • Delivering supplies from the Pharmacy to patient floors
  • Serving as hostess in the surgical waiting and lobby areas
  • Assisting departments with typing, copying, filing, making tour packets and other projects

In addition, UnityPoint Health - Pekin Escort Service, traditionally staffed by men, provides a variety of services for patients, including transporting patients to and from various departments, delivering equipment and/or supplies to patient care floors and escorting patients to the lobby for discharge.

Our Volunteer Services Program is growing, and we also offer the opportunity for you to join us as a lobby greeter. Individuals interested in this rewarding volunteer position will provide the personal touch of greeting patients and visitors to our hospital.

How much time do volunteers usually donate monthly?

Volunteers can donate anywhere from just two hours per week to a full 40 hours per month. At UntiyPoint Health - Pekin, we recognize that people lead busy lives. We're flexible to let you volunteer on the schedule that works best for you.

Will I receive training?

All volunteers receive on-the-job training and jackets to wear while serving as volunteers.

How can I get involved?

For more information on how you can become part of UnityPoint Health - Pekin Volunteer Services team, call (309) 353-0445 or email rwhancock@pekinhospital.com.