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Volunteer Opportunities

Sidney Health Center offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for individuals that are committed to community service. Currently, we have over 250 volunteers that help in various departments and facilities at Sidney Health Center. These compassionate individuals play an important role in providing excellent care to our patients, residents and guests.

We invite you to consider joining our team of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at Sidney Health Center, please contact the volunteer office directly at (406) 488-2122. A Sidney Health Center Application for Volunteer Service is required for all volunteers, which will indicate your area of interest, available hours, and lists two references. The Sidney Health Center Application for Volunteer Services is available.

The following is a list of departments that have volunteer opportunities. Please feel free to contact that department directly for more detailed information about their current volunteer needs.

Extended Care

The residents and staff at Extended Care are blessed daily by the special work of many volunteers. There are always areas where volunteers would be greatly welcomed. We invite family and friends to consider volunteering as a way to honor the people who were part of building our community to what it is today. The following is a list of areas that volunteers can help in service to our residents.
  • Beauty Shop
  • Bible Study
  • Bingo
  • Making Donuts
  • Monthly Birthday Parties
  • Musical Entertainment
  • One-on-One Interactivities (Reading, Helping with Crafts, etc.)
For more information, please contact:

Kris Radke
Activities Director
(406) 488-2338

Hospital

The following is a list of areas that volunteers can help in service to our patients and guests:
  • CARING CORNER GIFT SHOP – Volunteers work in a retail setting and staff the shop Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Shifts are from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. Duties include selling merchandise, handling cash, pricing and restocking gift items, and displaying merchandise. Proceeds generated from sales benefit patients/residents at Sidney Health Center.
    For more information, please contact:

    Diana Meehan
    Caring Corner Manager
    (406) 488-2122
  • SIDNEY HEALTH CENTER NURSERY – Volunteers sew burpers and knit or crochet baby hats for the newborns as well as Christmas Stockings for our December babies. The facility provides the pattern and flannel material for the burpers. Patterns for the baby hats can be obtained at the volunteer office.
  • SIDNEY HEALTH CENTER DIETARY DEPARTMENT – Volunteers take the nourishment cart around to patients at scheduled times.
    For more information, please contact:

    Diana Meehan
    Caring Corner Manager
    (406) 488-2122

    Carla Houchen
    Volunteer Coordinator
    (406) 488-2116
  • SIDNEY HEALTH CENTER CHAPLAIN SERVICES – Our pastoral care services has several trained pastors who volunteer for chaplain care as needed.
    For more information, please contact:

    Richard Evans
    Chaplain
    (406) 488-2596 - Office
    (406) 482-8793 - pager

Community & Outreach Services

The following is a list of areas that volunteers can help in service to the community and outreach services:
  • FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY CARE:
    • Events – The Foundation hosts two special fundraising events annually. Volunteers keep us moving toward our mission by planning the events, selling tickets, making donations and other on-the-ground efforts.
    • Mailings – Many times throughout the year the Foundation sends information to our donors and their families. This wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers who conduct the mailings.
    For more information, please contact:

    Staci Miller
    Foundation Director
    (406) 488-2357
  • GOOD CENTS STORE – Volunteers work at the second-hand retail store (located at the end of East Main in Sidney) Monday through Saturday. Duties include pricing merchandise, organizing donated goods, running the cash register, restocking shelves, and inventory control. All proceeds generated from sales benefit patients/residents at Sidney Health Center.
    For more information, please contact:

    Carla Houchen
    Volunteer Coordinator
    (406) 488-2116
  • SIDNEY HEALTH CENTER HOSPICE – Following a fifteen hour course, volunteers provide direct care for patients and their families, and indirect care through assistance with the Mend-A-Heart activities, art show, or fund raising events; and office functions such as mailings, scrapbook, or assembling packets for special events.
    For more information, please contact:

    Nancy Trudell, CNA
    Volunteer Coordinator
    (406) 488-2116

    Jill Carpenter, RN
    Hospice Director
    (406)-488-2226
  • RICHLAND COUNTY AMBULANCE SERVICE – Upon completing a six-month Emergency Services Course, individuals are eligible to be a volunteer EMT at Sidney Health Center.
    For more information, please contact:

    Bonny Stevens
    Ambulance Director
    (406) 488-2180
  • THE LODGE (ASSISTED LIVING) – Volunteers provide entertainment and activities for the residents at The Lodge including musical entertainment, bingo, paper making and scrapbooking.
    For more information, please contact:

    Kathy Jensen
    Director
    (406) 488-4682
 
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