Volunteer Opportunities

Shore Medical Center is your hospital. It could not exist without the generous support of countless volunteers and community-spirited people who selflessly give their time and energy, as well as their financial support. Your active support is critical to maintain Shore’s position as a leading-edge hospital.

Shore needs qualified and committed volunteers throughout the course of the year to help fulfill our mission to serve our local community. We welcome all qualified volunteers to apply but please note, that we cannot guarantee the acceptance of all applications.

Volunteer Opportunities
  1. Information Desk - greet all patients and visitors who enter the medical center.  Provide a positive first impression and experience.
  2. Patient Navigators - Navigating through the hospital to find a destination can be challenging. That's where Shore's Patient Navigators come in. Much like the global positioning device that helps people get from point A to point B in a vehicle, Patient Navigator volunteers help patients and visitors find their destination in the hospital – but with a personalized touch. Shore's volunteers escort guests from the information desk directly to their location, and back again if desired. Along the way, they may provide comfort and conversation, helping to calm nerves and make a visit less stressful.
  3. Patient and Family Liaisons - On the first day a patient is admitted to Shore Medical Center, a Patient and Family Liaison volunteer will visit them to share nonclinical information and to address any questions or concerns.
  4. Operating Room Liaisons - When patients come to Shore for a surgery, they are often accompanied by family or friends who wait in the surgical reception area for updates. OR liaison volunteers are there to check on the status of surgical patients and update the waiting individuals on the status of their surgery.
  5. Thrift/Gift Shop Volunteers - Volunteering at one of The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center thrift shops, located in Somers Point and Marmora, or the hospital Gift Shop are more great ways to make an impact on patient care.
  6. No One Dies Alone - is a volunteer program that provides companions for patients near death who do not have any family or close friends to be with them in their final hours.  Volunteers sit with the patients and offer solace through meditation, music, poems or the simple gesture of touch.
Junior Volunteer Program

Every summer, our volunteer ranks swell as local high school students give back to their community through volunteerism at Shore Medical Center.  This popular program provides a real world introduction to healthcare for area youth.

Junior Volunteers are placed in either patient care or non-patient care departments depending upon their area of interest.  All teen volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and 16 years old to serve in patient care areas.

If you are a high school student looking to explore the diverse world of healthcare, Shore Medical Center’s Junior Volunteer program is for you.  To kick start your volunteer experience at Shore, contact the Volunteer Office at 609-653-3543 for an application packet.

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Join the ranks of our in-service volunteers. Over 400 strong, this group of men, women and students play a crucial role in the healthcare process. They are people of all ages, from all walks of life, who give their time and energy in support of Shore Medical Center and its patients. Share the rewards, friendship and satisfaction of volunteering.

Volunteering is Good for Your Health

From alleviating stress to staying active, Volunteering can improve your health and help you live longer. Click here to read a wonderful article recent published by the Mayo clinic to learn more about the health benefits of volunteering

For information or questions please call 609-653-3543.