TMC Volunteer On-Boarding Process
Volunteer Services staff reviews all volunteer assessments and contacts possbile applicants within 48 hours to schedule a face-to-face interview. During the interview, applicants are given an application to complete, policies and procedures for review, including infection control guidelines and confidentiality information.
The applicant then submits immunization records and completes two TB tests. If immunization records are not available, applicants must be willing to be immunized if a blood draw determines it necessary. TMC Employee Health gathers this information and administers the tests free of charge to committed volunteers.
Volunteers are also asked to attend an orientation, rich with key information for new TMC volunteers.Orientation is offered the third Monday morning of the month and lasts about three hours. It concludes with a tour of the main hospital.
Prior to beginning training, volunteers must purchase a uniform shirt, acquire a TMC badge and follow our uniform policy.
New volunteers typically train with an experienced volunteer in the area of placement. Training ranges from one shift to multiple trainings, depending on the volunteer and work area. Once the volunteer is adequately trained, they begin work in their assigned shift time. Most shifts are four-five hours, once a week.
The on-boarding process can take a few weeks to over a month depending on the applicant’s availability for interview, orientation and training.