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Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Paris Community Hospital (PCH) volunteer. Our volunteers do everything from running the gift shop to directly helping patients. Volunteer work includes clerical duties and patient activities. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and pay a $10 volunteer fee. Volunteers receive a vest, photo ID, TB test, and flu shot at no charge.

How to Become a Volunteer
Contact Kim Macke at (217) 466-4295.
Or pick up an application at the hospital gift shop.
Hours: Weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm. The PCH Volunteers meet every other month.

Volunteer Positions

Gift Shop

Open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.
The shop offers a nice selection of figurines, jewelry, candy, gum, balloons, cards, knick knacks, and other items at reasonable prices. New things are available every month or two.
The shop is staffed by volunteers, who also do all the shopping and pricing. The shop is located opposite the main reception desk.


This is a multi-faceted area, including the following:

  • Delivering mail
  • Putting names on payroll envelopes
  • Folding letters for payroll envelopes and stuffing the envelopes
  • Serving as bookkeeper for the volunteers
  • Decorating the hospital for Christmas
  • Helping in medical records and other areas
  • Straightening up magazines in waiting rooms
  • Assisting staff members as requested

Patient Care

Volunteers help patients in a variety of ways, including:

  • Pass out ice water
  • Visit with patients
  • Water patients' plants
  • Help with lunch trays
  • Take patients to places in wheel chairs
  • Take drinks to family members
  • Direct people to locations
  • Help patients make holiday decorations
  • Fill bird feeders in the Swing Bed Unit
  • Carol in the hospital at Christmas

2022-2023 Volunteer Officers

  • President
    Peg Raley
  • Vice President
    Janet Abernathy
  • Secretary
    Jody Sperry
  • Co-Treasurer
    Janine Brunn & Joann Bayler