What does a Candy Striper do?

A candy striper volunteers his/her time weekly at the hospital by assisting the nursing staff with patients needs such as refilling water and ice, taking books and magazines to rooms, or assisting nurses by taking vital signs and filing or other simple but important tasks.

What is required to become a Candy Striper?

In general, you need a desire to help others, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. There is not cost involved and smocks are provided.

What’s the next step?

Contact the Director of Volunteer Services to request and complete a volunteer application. The Director will conduct an interview to determine your interests, skills and availability. An orientation and tour of the hospital is also required.
Click here for downloadable application.

Can I use these volunteer hours for my bright futures scholarship?

Absolutely! This is a great way to fulfill those community service hours required for your scholarship. Letters of recommendation may also be obtained from the Volunteer Services Director upon request.