UMC Foundation Volunteer Corps
Make a Difference
Healing comes in many ways--not only by medical intervention but by the touch of a hand, a shared smile, or a generous spirit. University Medical Center Foundation Volunteer Corps is a diverse group of friends, co-workers, students and community members from ages 9 to 90 who selflessly contribute their time, energy and compassion to support mission-driven activities and programs of University Medical Center Foundation.
As part of the extended family of University Medical Center of El Paso, the new El Paso Children’s Hospital, and Children’s Miracle Network, University Medical Center Foundation’s Volunteer Corps offers a wide variety of community-based volunteer opportunities to help support the needs of patients, families and staff. You can learn new skills, discover tools to support your career, or simply enjoy the benefits of meaningful service. Whether you have one hour or many to give, by volunteering your time, participating in events, or serving as a community corporate partner you will truly “Make a Difference.”
For a downloadable UMC Foundation Volunteer Corps brochure, click here.
Many volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year to fit any schedule, interest or skill level. From asthma camps to golf tournaments, high-profile fundraising events to back room office support, Children’s Miracle Network Radiothons to virtual gift shop fulfillment, collection of newborn items for those in need to maintenance and inventory of rehabilitation equipment, there’s something for everybody! And the list is growing all the time.
How to Join
It’s easy. Take a moment to give us an idea about your issues and interests. As volunteer opportunities arise, an alert will go out to the individuals who show a match describing the tasks at hand, dates, times and type of volunteer assistance needed. If the opportunity fits your available time and schedule, you can sign up with the click of a mouse.
Those who have contributed time and talent to the University Medical Center Volunteer Corps will tell you that they gain far more than they give. To experience the joy of meaningful service, please fill out the Volunteer Form. Tell us about the causes you support and the types of things you enjoy doing. We'll find the perfect volunteer job for you!
Benefits of UMC Foundation's Volunteer Corps
· "Friend of the Corps" Membership
Anyone can volunteer with the Corps -- but when you make a donation of $50, you become a "Friend of the Corps" and will receive many wonderful benefits: a Volunteer Corps T-shirt, CORE SKILLS Training (and a gold UMCF Volunteer Corps pin following completion of training), and Virtual Gift Shop discounts. The training alone is worth over $500!
· UMC Foundation Volunteer CORE SKILLS Training
Communication · Consensus Building · Conflict Resolution · Compassion
Members of UMC Foundation Volunteer Corps receive CORE SKILLS Training Workshop focusing on communication skills, consensus building skills, conflict resolution skills and compassion. Held quarterly, this unique one day intensive training provides additional tools to improve communication, team building and problem resolution skills designed to empower effective communication and teamwork in every area of life.
· UMCF Volunteer Corps Lapel Pin
Awarded after completion of CORE SKILLS training, this silver pin exemplifies the completion of an important step toward meaningful effective service at home, at work and in your community.
· Discounts on UMC Foundation Virtual Gift Shop
As a Volunteer Corps member, you'll enjoy a 10% discount on UMCF Volunteer Corps clothing, gear and other membership items and special discounts on other gift items.
UMC Foundation Volunteers are community-based volunteers who do not work directly in the hospital with patients. Inpatient volunteers must apply through University Medical Center of El Paso’s Guest Services Department, have a criminal background check, up-to-date vaccinations, and commit to a schedule of 100 hours during a six-month period. For information about how to serve as an in-hospital volunteer, please call Guest Services at 915/544-1200.
- 5/02/13 University Medical Center Foundation Announces $30,000 Grant From The Susan G. Komen Foundation For Sobreviviendo El Cancer De Seno Program
- 5/02/13 UMC Foundation Awarded $95,000 Grant From The Marsh Foundation To Purchase Halo System To Treat Patients With Esophageal Cancer
- 5/02/13 University Medical Center Foundation Awarded $343,422 Grant From Medcares To Support El Paso Children's Hospital Child Abuse Clinic.
- 3/20/13 $40,000 Gift To Be Presented To Dr. Bradley Furhman, Physician-In-Chief At El Paso Children's Hospital
- 2/28/13 University Medical Center Foundation Awarded $3,000 Grant From Shiloff Foundation