Opportunities for Volunteers

We want you to enjoy your work at Fairview and feel comfortable with your assigned duties. That’s why we offer so many different opportunities for volunteer placement.

You can work directly with patients, transporting them in wheelchairs or delivering flowers to their rooms. Or if you’d rather serve in a support function, you can help with clerical work or run errands for our various departments. The choice is yours to make.

If you see something listed here that interests you, please let us know. Or, if you have a special skill you think we could use, we’d be glad to discuss it with you.

Training & Orientation

The volunteer office has a monthly orientation for new volunteers. For every specific job, there is specific training. Training will either be offered by the volunteer staff or will be offered by the department which the volunteer will be working in.

If you are interested in any of the following positions, contact Clare Brim at 216.476.7211.

Open Positions for Volunteering

Flower Shop»

Flowers of Fairview is run by The Auxiliary Board Volunteers. These volunteers create wonderful arrangements for our patients and staff here at Fairview Hospital. Flower shop volunteers also make floral deliveries to patients.

Gift Shop»

Fairview Hospital Gift Shop is located on the first floor by the surgery center. The Gift Shop sells all different types of items to fit your needs, such as angels, gift cards, baby items, teddy bears, candy, seasonal items, and much much more.

Grafted Hearts»

The Grafted Hearts Volunteer Group can be found in our Parkview 2nd Floor Unit. These individual volunteers are special volunteers who have undergone Bypass Surgery. The purpose of these volunteers is to work with patients and family members who are going through this surgery. These volunteers will work with the patients and help comfort them with stories from their experiences and are there to comfort patients and family member and answer any questions they may have. Please call the Grafted Hearts Group at 216.476.7210.

Information Desk Receptionist»

The Information Desk Receptionists, otherwise known as the voices of Fairview Hospital, receive phone call from family members and friends of our patients for Fairview and Lutheran hospitals. They are responsible for transferring phone calls to patient rooms, as well as phone calls all throughout the hospital. They also help give directions and make sure visitors get to their destination.

Knitting / Crochet»

We are always in need for newborn baby hats to be made for our smallest patients. If you would like to make baby hats, please call our office. We provide the pattern and the yarn.

Library Cart»

The Library Cart is a wonderful program for patients at Fairview Hospital, and we are so fortunate to have books and magazines donated to us from Cleveland Public Library, people in the community and Fairview Hospital staff members. On our library cart we have hard back books, current magazines, word puzzles and more. This is a great opportunity for someone to give a caring touch to our patients by stopping by patient rooms to see if they would like some company or reading material.

Mobile Hallway Pathfinder»

Monday - Friday and Weekends, various shifts.

Ombudsman»

Ombudsman Volunteers receive hands-on training from the Ombudsman Department. These volunteers greet new admits and assess patient care satisfaction. Ombudsman Volunteers are very important individuals because they allow the patients to give an honest opinion regarding the care they have received. If you have questions or are interested in this position, contact the Ombudsman Department at 216.476.4424.

Pastoral Care»

Under the Pastoral Care Department, there are two different positions: Eucharistic Ministers, a Catholic position, hand out communion to our patients. Contact Fr.Schwet at 216.476.4929 for more information on this position.

Stephen Ministers make spiritual visits to our patients. For more information on this position, contact Tricia Gilbert, 216.476.7285.

Pathfinder»

Pathfinder Volunteers are stationed at the Courtesy Desk located in Parkview. These specific volunteers direct and escort patients and visitors to their destination. Pathfinder Volunteers are given a red blazer to wear so that visitors and patients can locate them easily and receive assistance as needed.

Patient Hand Massages»

Various days and times. The volunteer office will provide the materials and training. A great way to have patient interaction!

Patient Transport & Errand Running»

Volunteer Transporters are an essential part of the hospital's mission and vision to good patient care. These volunteers do a wide variety of things serving every department in the hospital including the Medical Building. Transport Volunteers discharge, admit and transfer patients, and they also deliver medications, lab specimens, medical records, flowers, mail and much more.

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. − 4 p.m.

PAWS for Care»

PAWS for Care is Fairview Hospital's Pet Therapy program. If you are interested in learning more about this program, contact PAWS Coordinator, Robin Love at 216.476.PAWS (7297).

Ronald McDonald Family Room»

For more information, contact Kathie McNeilly at 216.476.7635.

Other Open Opportunities»

There are none available at this time.

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