The mission of the Department of Volunteer Services is to support the mission of Day Kimball Hospital by providing service opportunities to community residents, encouraging and enabling them to participate in the activities and work of the Hospital. We strive to make the best possible use of the gifts, skills, energy, time, and commitment of friends of the Hospital through the sharing and facilitation of their voluntary efforts.

Volunteering at Day Kimball Hospital Provides the Opportunity to:

  • Help your community hospital
  • Work in a professional environment
  • Get the experience you need to make the right career decisions,
  • Gain work experience to use on: your resume, job applications, college applications, scholarship applications

Adult Volunteers

Day Kimball’s Adult Volunteer Program consists of more than 200 caring individuals who share their talents and hearts with the patients and staff of Day Kimball Hospital. Our volunteers assist throughout the entire hospital, performing a variety of valuable tasks, including:

  • Escort
  • Gift Shop
  • Visitor Information
  • Emergency Room 
  • Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)
  • Development 
  • Business Office
  • Human Resources

Volunteer shifts are typically 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but all individuals with the time and desire to give of themselves are welcome to contact us. Interested volunteers must be willing to commit to a minimum of 100 hours. 

PLEASE NOTE: Day Kimball Healthcare does not provide court-ordered community service opportunities.

Who is a Day Kimball Adult Volunteer?

Many of our volunteers are patients who were ill and received treatment at Day Kimball and/or our affiliated services. Upon becoming well again, these grateful individuals decided that they wanted to do something to give back to others through volunteering at the hospital.

Other volunteers are simply warm hearted individuals, perhaps retired, who enjoy the spirit and companionship of helping in the hospital setting. They know that their work for hospital is important, and are proud of their contribution to ensuring Day Kimball’s continued high-quality healthcare.

Due to regulatory requirements, all volunteers must:

  1. Print and complete an Application Form and print two (2) reference forms.  Submit the reference forms to two (2) people who are not relatives.  They must be completed and returned to the volunteer office before you can begin volunteering.
  2. Once all three forms are received, the Volunteer Coordinator will call you to schedule an interview.
  3. If accepted, you will receive a Health Screening form which must be completed by your physician.  The Employee Health Department will meet with you to discuss any immunizations or blood work you may require.  You will also receive a Criminal Background Form that you must complete and return to Human Resources.  This will all be done at the expense of Day Kimball Healthcare.
  4. You will need to complete an orientation and obtain a badge after completion of all other requirements.

Please return your completed Application and Reference Forms to:

Day Kimball Healthcare
Volunteer Services
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT  06260

The following form is available for download in Adobe PDF format.
It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader available here.

Volunteer Application Form
Confidential Reference Form
For more information
Contact: Janet Johnson, Coordinator
Email: jjohnson@daykimball.org

Junior Volunteers

Junior Volunteers at Day Kimball Hospital (DKH) must be mature, self-reliant, creative, self-directed, and industrious. They must be good listeners and good communicators, and they must follow directions well! Every hospital setting has a potential for trauma, as well as emotional and physical distress, not only for the patients, but for the workers as well. It is our intent to anticipate situations and to prepare all of our volunteer teens to respond appropriately. There may be times when a volunteer is in an upsetting situation without a supervisor immediately available. Our Junior Volunteers need the ability to function in a caring, compassionate, and professional manner when dealing with patients, their families, visitors, other volunteers, and staff despite occasional problems.

The following information is available for download in Adobe PDF format.
It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader available here.
Junior Volunteer Informational Brochure
Click to download 2014 Junior Volunteer Application Packet
All Junior Volunteers accepted for the program must attend a mandatory training session at the end of June.

For more information
Contact: Janet Johnson, Coordinator
Email: jjohnson@daykimball.org

Hospice Volunteers

Hospice Volunteers are special individuals who assist a trusted and caring team working with the terminally ill and those who love them. These loving and compassionate individuals provide assistance during times of crisis, bereavement support to family members, and a shoulder to lean on when times are tough.

Hospice of Northeastern Connecticut, is a program of Day Kimball HomeCare. Hospice volunteers are given extensive training in preparation for providing vital moral support and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families.

For More Information
Contact: Janet Johnson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (860) 928-6541 ext 2279
Email: jjohnson@daykimball.org.
Volunteer Application Form

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