Our Volunteers: Making a Difference
A critical component of Blessing Health System comes in the form of hundreds of volunteer workers, who each year contribute tens of thousands of hours supporting our staff, patients and families across dozens of departments. Click here if you are interested in learning more, or signing up to volunteer at Blessing Health System.
Volunteer Opportunities at Blessing
At Blessing we have many different opportunities for our volunteers to participate in and want to help you find a spot that fits your passion. Opportunities that may be available are:
- Reception, waiting room assistants
- Discharge and transport team
- Tea Room and gift shop
- Knitting and bear making for newborn hats and children
- Chaplaincy staff provide 24-7 support for patients, families and hospital staff
- Shuttle drivers
- Youth Corps
- and more!
The Blessing Volunteers in Partnership (BVIP) is the merger of the former Women’s Board and Auxiliary groups. In addition to maintaining and operating the Blessing Tea Room, the BVIP raises money for special projects and equipment purchases. The group also coordinates other projects such as the monthly gallery displays from local artists, 24-hour fresh flower service, and special patient service programs such as knitting caps for newborns, providing turbans to chemotherapy patients and sewing “Buddy Bears” for children receiving care in the Emergency Center.
Volunteer opportunities are also available at Illini Community Hospital in select departments, along with Chaplaincy services provided by the Pike County Ministerial Alliance.
For more information or to join our volunteer team please call (217) 223-1200 or click here to fill out an online form.