New Safety Protocol

  • All bags/belongings entering the Emergency Department will be searched.  It is suggested that patients only bring necessary items (e.g. Keys, ID, Phones)
  • All Patients entering the Emergency Departments will be Screened via a security wand
  • Patients entering the ED Treatment area will be provided a gown
  • Visitation Update - One visitor per patient (children may have both parents).  Visitors will be subject to wanding and are asked not to bring any belongings into the ED with them.  If they choose to bring in bags they will be subject to a search.
  • At this time, all protocols are not currently in effect at Athol Hospital. Full implementation is planned to begin in the coming days.

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Volunteer Services

Welcome to the Volunteers Services. Volunteers are an important part of our care team because they are able to add an additional level of compassionate support to the care we provide. They find many ways to enhance both our patients' and our employees' experience at Heywood Hospital. Volunteer Services at Heywood Hospital recruits, orients, and trains volunteers to participate in a wide variety of opportunities throughout our system.

Volunteering affords individuals the opportunity to attain knowledge, promote interests, remain active, and make friends, while providing supporting services that contribute to the health and well-being of our patients. If you are interested in volunteering at Heywood Hospital, below is some information on the process.

We truly appreciate individuals who are willing to share their time and talent in the interest of a better and healthier community. The greatest rewards come from the heart, and you CAN make a difference in someone’s life.

Depending on your availability and interests you can select from many different areas of the hospital, such as:

  • Transport of patients
  • Information Desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Patient liaison
  • Vendor sales
  • And MORE...

Potential Volunteers will fill out an application, have their references checked, discuss volunteer options in a personal interview, and then receive a thorough hospital orientation. TB tests and CORI checks are also required.

When You Volunteer You Will:

  • Gain personal satisfaction in supporting and helping others
  • Receive recognition at special events
  • Expand your social opportunities
  • Learn about today's changing and dynamic healthcare environment
  • Meet new people

Plus, we are happy to provide our volunteers with:

  • Onsite parking
  • Voucher for use in the hospital cafeteria each time you volunteer
  • Free flu shots 
  • Volunteer uniform

Many have found that volunteer service at Heywood Hospital is an interesting way to share free time, from 4 hours per month to 4 hours per week or more.

Heywood Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, sexual orientation, handicap or age in admission, access to treatment, or employment in its programs or activities.

What's Next?

Use our online form to apply as a volunteer at Heywood Hospital.

Contact Information

Volunteer Department
Phone: 978-630-6433