Volunteer Program 2017-01-09T21:45:10+00:00

Volunteer Program

The overall goal of the Volunteer Program is to assist Rio Grande Hospital with its mission: “Health Care Needs of the Western San Luis Valley Community are Met”.

Volunteers assist our staff in providing many services that may otherwise not be furnished. An attempt is made to place volunteers in assignments where their talents and interests can be best utilized. Staff members are grateful for volunteer assistance and appreciate their energy, enthusiasm and dedication. The Hospital benefits from the insight volunteers bring and the information they take back to the community.

Our volunteers come from different areas and educational backgrounds. They vary in age, background, personality, interests and skills.

It is our policy to maintain and continuously improve our volunteer relations to promote retention, development, commitment, motivation and satisfaction of a competent and qualified volunteer force.

Basic qualifications to be a volunteer: sincere interest in rendering service; business-like approach with a friendly attitude; good communication skills; ability to follow directions under general supervision and/or independently; dependable, courteous, compassionate and flexible; ability to work with groups as well as individuals; patience, kindness and humility and a sense of pride in work.

All volunteers will function under the direction of the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Volunteers must complete a basic application, pass background checks and complete orientation before being assigned to volunteer duties.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?
Contact Lottie Whitmer, RN, Compliance Officer, Rio Grande Hospital (719) 657-4090.