There are many volunteer opportunities in all communities and so many volunteers willing to help. At North Texas State Hospital, we are so blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers like yourself.
Some of our volunteer areas are:
Volunteer Services Council: these volunteers work with the hospital to raise money, in-kind donations and awareness. The monies raised help in different areas such as Christmas for patients, Birthday gifts, Off-ground activities, patient sponsorship, Bingo prizes and educating our communities about mental health.
Group Volunteers: Some groups come out weekly, monthly quarterly and annually. Christmas Parties are hosted by groups, Bingo parties. We also have singing groups who come out during the year to entertain our patients.
Donation Room: our volunteers in the donation room sort the donations that come in, donations of all kinds and sizes. This is not always a fun job! These volunteers also help to organize and run the garage sales.
Deposit: Each week a volunteer on each campus comes to the office to pick up the weekly deposit. They take this to the bank and then return the deposit slip. This is a big help to our staff and a job also that needs to be done by a volunteer.
Pet Therapy: On the Wichita Falls Campus, we have pet therapy volunteers. These volunteers bring out their furry friends to brighten the lives of our patients. They come monthly to one of our programs, one time to each of the two buildings for this program.
Chaplaincy: Our Chaplaincy volunteers help the chaplain with needs during the week and also at the weekly worship service, assisting with the service and also singing to the patients.
Student Volunteers: In the summer on the Wichita Falls Campus, we host the Student Volunteer program for teens 14year of age and older. These kids come out and can volunteer up to 20 hours per week. There are usually between 10-20 each summer. These volunteers assist staff and patients in rehab classes in the Rehab Dept and also on unit classes. They also help out in the Laundry, Food Service, Motor Pool and the Client Worker Program.
As you see we have many volunteers from our communities who love our patients- that is you! We appreciate all you do for our patients and staff at North Texas State Hospital. Whether you see it now or it comes out later, you have touched lives and made a difference. Your service to our patients is priceless.