Morris Hospital is recruiting volunteers for its patient transportation service, which provides more than 15,000 rides to medical appointments annually with six vehicles on the road Monday through Friday.

Both drivers and drivers’ assistants are needed. Working in pairs, drivers operate the vehicle, while assistants help navigate the route. The pair works together to safely assist patients on and off handicap-accessible buses.

Patient Transportation volunteers must be 21 or older, and drivers must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. A commercial license is not required.

Shifts are typically four to six hours. While it is preferred volunteers work one shift per week, the frequency of volunteering can be adjusted according to the volunteer’s schedule.

The hospital also needs volunteers for the outpatient surgery desk and gift shop. All volunteers receive orientation and training for their responsibilities. Uniforms and a picture identification badge are provided. Volunteers receive complimentary flu shots, meals in the hospital on the day of service and recognition for service hours.

For more information, call Morris Hospital at 815-705-7022.


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