How to Become a Methodist ElderCare Services Volunteer
Methodist ElderCare Services volunteers are required to take certain steps before starting their volunteer responsibilities. These requirements are listed below.
1) Complete a volunteer application.
2) Complete an Applicant Authorization form for a background/fingerprint check. A background check/fingerprinting for adults is mandatory in order to become a volunteer.
3) Students in high school must be a least fifteen (15) years of age and in the ninth grade to apply, have parental consent, sign the student contract and dress code and have a seasonal flu shot. Two teen reference letters are required.
4) Interview with the Volunteer Coordinator. You will be called to set up an appointment once your application has been processed. It is, at that point, any remaining paperwork will need to be submitted.
5) A badge must be obtained in our Human Resource office before your service begins. A valid license, state ID or student ID must be presented to obtain a badge. Adults will be fingerprinted at this time with no cost to the volunteer.
6) Prospective volunteers who have recently been hospitalized must wait six months before volunteering.
7) Prospective volunteers must be able to work independently and commit to three (3) months and six (6) hours per month.
* Methodist ElderCare does not participate in any court ordered community service hours.