Delta Health Volunteers
At Delta Health we encourage anyone wanting to share their time, knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for helping others to apply. It takes many skills and a variety of departments for Delta Health to be successful. Our volunteers play a huge role when it comes to our service, compassion, and operations. Volunteering is not only an opportunity to give back to the community, but it is also good for your health and longevity. By volunteering, you have an opportunity to help staff and patients as well as yourself.
In 1976 the hospital volunteers were organized by 22 women who felt the need to give back to the community. The volunteers started as the “Gray Ladies,” at the old hospital that was located on Grand Avenue, and in 1976 when the newer hospital was built on Stafford Lane, Betty Crane created the “Pink Ladies.” The volunteers would greet all those who entered the front door and helped to staff the emergency desk. Gradually they began to staff other departments and when the new addition was built in 1981, volunteers were needed in that area too. Eventually, the volunteers changed their name from the “Pink Ladies,” to “Delta Health Volunteers,” to be more inclusive of the male volunteers, known as the Red Barons, who had joined. Today our volunteers consist of over 75 women and men who donate their time in multiple multiple areas of the hospital.
Volunteers are always needed and applications may be picked up at the Concierge Desk in the main lobby of the hospital.
Jacqueline Davis, MHA, FACHE
Delta Health Director of Marketing/Communications/PR
In partnership with area clergy, Delta Health has created an on-call Chaplain program. This hospital is dedicated to providing the community with consistently high-quality health care, we also felt it is important to offer spiritual care as a valued added service.
Volunteer Chaplains have a weekly call rotation and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is available to patients and family members.
The goal is to first contact the patient’s own clergy or pastor if the need arises; if they are not available then the Chaplain on-call will be contacted. If you wish for pastoral care and do not have someone available, please tell your nurse or contact the case managers at 970.874.2253.
During a time of illness, patients often feel frightened, discouraged, bewildered or emotionally drained.
In patients’ hearts they may be troubled and asking:
- “Why is this happening to me?”
- “Where is God in all of this pain and suffering?”
- “What can I hope for now?”
- “Who can I turn to?”
Volunteer Chaplains are available:
- To Listen
- To help sort out questions
- To assist in discovering sources of hope & strength
- To pray
- To offer support to patients and their family members
Volunteer Gift Shop
In 2021, the Delta Health Volunteers revamped the Volunteer Gift Shop. Located in the main lobby of the hospital, there are coffee mugs, notebooks, jewelry, candles, and one-of-a-kind gifts. The gift shop is an exciting feature for patients, employees and community members. It’s important for patients to have a gift shop where they can find something meaningful to celebrate a variety of occasions from the birth of a new baby in Stork’s Landing, or to wish someone a speedy recovery from surgery. Stop by the Gift Shop today!