Volunteer Opportunities at Genesis Medical Center- Davenport, DeWitt and Silvis Campuses

Volunteers are an integral and valuable component of Genesis Medical Center. A number of opportunities for volunteering exist by using your job-related skills, acquiring new skills or simply doing something you enjoy. Based on your interest, time availability, and personal concerns, here are the opportunities available at all campuses.

Cancer Center

As a volunteer in the Cancer Center you will assist with greeting patients and family members in the reception area, escorting patients to treatment areas, helping to take care of patients needs while in the center, and assisting with clerical duties at the reception desk. Making a patients visit a little brighter and more comfortable. This job is available only at the Davenport West Campus, daytime hours, Monday through Friday.

Clerical

If you love making Genesis employees happy, this job is for you! Clerical duties would include typing, filing, answering phones, assembling mailings or packets, helping with newsletters, and computer data entry. This job is done in departments such as Quality, Education, Marketing, Corporate Communications, Patient Financial Services, Medical Affairs, the Silvis Medical Library, and Westwing Place in DeWitt. This job is available at all campuses.

Gift Shop

Providing positive customer service by serving as a cashier, assisting with food orders (on Davenport West campus only), and keeping the Gift shops neat and tidy. Helping patrons find a flower for a loved one or a gift for a family member (or themselves!) makes this job very enjoyable. This job is available at Genesis East, West, and Silvis campuses, day, evening, and weekend hours.

Bus Outings

Helping assist with wheelchair mobility and meal service for residents during facility bus outings to parks, restaurants, etc. is a very rewarding experience. This job is available at Westwing Place, Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt and also at Silvis Restorative Care.

Greeter/Information Desk

As a volunteer at one of our information desks, patients and family members will come to you for assistance with directions! Other duties would include greeting visitors, answering patient information telephone calls, and delivering mail and flowers to patient rooms. If you are looking to help visitors find their way this is the job for you! This job is available at all campuses.

ER Assistant

ER assistants put charts together for patient visits, make follow-up phone calls and escort patients and family members to rooms. Helping patients have a smooth transition is important in this job. Available at Genesis East and West campuses.

Creative Floral/Knitting/Crocheting/ Sewing

Design and create items for sale in the gift shop, this would include green plant or floral design, knitting and sewing. If you want to show off your creative side, we would like to meet you! Floral jobs are available at Genesis East and West campuses. Knitting, crocheting, and sewing jobs are available at Genesis East, West, and Silvis campuses.

Patient Escorts

As a patient escort, you will accompany patients, in wheelchairs or walking, to various areas of the Medical Center, deliver snacks to patient rooms, answer phones, and give directions when needed. If you like to be on the move, this job is for you! This job is available at East and West campuses.

Senior Dinners

Want to help meals run smoothly for our Seniors? We've got a job for you! Assist with registration and hosting at our HealthQuest Sunday Senior dinners. This job is available on Sundays only at East and West campuses. 

Surgical Lounge/Waiting Room Assistants

Are you a great communicator? Are you sensitive to families needs? Act as a liaison between staff and patients' families in the surgery or intensive care unit waiting rooms. This job is available at Genesis East, West, and Silvis campuses.

Special Friend

Become a special friend to a resident(s) by providing one on one visits, reading to individuals, attending activity programs together. This job is available at Westwing Place, Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

Befriender

Work in conjunction with the Spiritual Care Department to work one on one with patients and family members. This job requires a 9 month training program and is available at East and West campuses.

Activity Helper and Seasonal/Holiday Parties

Assist residents during baking class, craft class, bingo, card parties, gardening, landscaping, giving manicures, hanging up monthly activity calendars, monthly parties and special functions. Assist with decorating, preparing, set-up, serving, and cleanup for social gatherings. This job is available at Westwing Place, Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

 Church Services

Assist residents to and from church services, setting up altar for church services, assist with residents with receiving weekly communication and bible readings, provide monthly bible study class, and playing the piano for church services. This job is available at Westwing Place, Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

 Mail

Deliver mail to residents/patients. Assist residents with opening and reading their mail to them as requested and/or if needed. Forward residents/patients mail as needed. This job is available at Westwing Place, Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

*Prior to becoming a volunteer, it is a requirement to have a background check and a meeting with the employee health nurse to update Tuberculosis and Flu Vaccinations.

To volunteer at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport or Silvis, please fill out a Volunteer Application. For more information, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 563-421-2195.

To volunteer at Genesis Medical Center DeWitt and Westwing Place, please contact Melodie Schutt, Manger of Activity and Volunteer Services, at 563-659-4215 or schuttm@genesishealth.com.

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