Careers

Adult Volunteer Program

Volunteer--080Volunteers contribute nearly 45,000 hours to the Backus Health System on an annual basis. Will you consider joining us and make a valuable contribution to your community?

  • All applicants must be interviewed by staff, provide references, be cleared through the Employee Health Department, have a criminal background check, and attend a Volunteer Orientation.
  • Volunteers also complete an annual in-service program and an annual health screening.
  • Flu shot is mandatory.

Volunteer Service Departments

  • Ambulatory Medical Service
  • Arthritis Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Central Sterile Supply
  • Child Care Center
  • Communications
  • Courier
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Room
  • Escort Office
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Gift Shop
  • Healing Touch
  • Human Resources
  • Information Desk
  • Management Information
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Records
  • Operating Room
  • Out Patient Lab
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Accounts/Coding
  • Patient Representative
  • Pet Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Philanthropy Office
  • Registration
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Same Day Surgery
  • Volunteer Services Office

To Apply, You Can:

  • Contact the Volunteer and Guest Services Office at (860) 823-6320 with a request for an application and one will be mailed (or faxed) to you.
  • Stop by the Volunteer and Guest Services Office and pick up an application
  • Download an application

When your application has been completed and returned to the Volunteer and Guest Services Office, we will call you to arrange an interview at a time that is convenient with both you and staff.

View Current Listing of Available Volunteer Opportunities


Junior Volunteer Program

Picture-011The William W. Backus Hospital Junior Volunteer Program gives high school students the opportunity to explore careers firsthand, as well as provide service to the hospital and our patients.


Junior Volunteer Program / Summer 2013 Update:

Thank you for your interest in the Backus Hospital Junior Volunteer Program. Due to an overwhelming response, we have reached capacity for applications for this summer’s program. We wish you much success with your future endeavors and encourage you to check back next year.Junior Volunteers are high school students with much to offer.


The program provides high school students the opportunity to learn new skills, develop new interests, and make new friends. If you enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others, you will enjoy being part of The William W. Backus Hospital Junior Volunteer Program.

Juniors begin their duties as soon as they complete their orientation in June, and can continue through the fall, winter and spring months, after school on weekdays, and school vacations.

Our Junior Volunteer program gives young people the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, as well as provide service to our hospital and patients.

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Applying for the Junior Volunteer Program

Please read the following information carefully, if you have questions about our program, please contact Volunteer & Guest Services at (860) 823-6320.

Application

  • Applicant completes the Junior Volunteer application form in full.
  • Be sure a parent or guardian also signs this application. This gives the hospital permission to contact the teacher or guidance counselor you have chosen for your school reference.
  • Attach a copy of your student ID.
  • Acceptance into our program is very competitive. We regret that we are only able to offer interviews to 50 applicants.

Vaccinations

For our health records, and to maintain the safety of our patients, please attach proof of:

  • Your first and second MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccinations,
  • Your first and second Varicella inoculation or date of disease, as explained on the application.

Interviews

Applicants are interviewed by the Director of Volunteer Services with a parent or guardian present. Please feel free to ask any questions about the Volunteer program, and to provide any information about your interests. Be at your best for the interview.
Guidelines for Volunteering.

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Applicants who are accepted into the summer program must:

  • Provide a recent PPD (a tuberculosis skin test), or sign a new parental permission slip for our PPD Clinic at Backus in June.
  • Attend an 8-hour orientation June 21 or June 24
  • Volunteer a minimum of one eight-hour day of service after orientation through the start of school.
  • Not be away more than two weeks.

We aim to make this program as meaningful as possible for Junior Volunteers, and encourage participants to let us know if they are interested in a particular assignment.

To Apply, You Can:

  • Contact the Volunteer and Guest Services Office at (860) 823-6320 with a request for an application and one will be mailed (or faxed) to you.
  • Stop by the Volunteer and Guest Services Office and pick up an application
  • Download an application