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Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Paris Community Hospital (PCH) Volunteer. Our volunteers staff the surgery waiting room, operate the gift shop, and sort the mail.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and pay an annual $10 volunteer fee. They receive a photo ID, TB test, and flu shot at no charge.

The PCH Volunteers meet every other month on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

How to Become a Volunteer
Contact Kim Macke at (217) 466-4295.
Or pick up an application at the hospital gift shop.

Volunteer Positions

Gift Shop

Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10:30 am-2 pm.
The gift shop offers a nice selection of seasonal décor, signs, figurines, jewelry, candy, gum, cards, knick knacks, and other items at reasonable prices. New things are available every month or two.

The gift shop is staffed by volunteers, who also do all the buying and pricing. The gift shop is located in the long hallway between the clinic and hospital patient services; between outpatient lab and the vending area.

All funds raised from gift shop sales support Horizon Health projects.

Surgery Waiting Room

Volunteer opportunities are available in the surgery waiting room, Monday through Friday, from 7:30-11:30 am. Volunteers work with surgery staff. They take patients and family members to preop, answer the telephone, update families/caregivers on a patient's status and assist them with any needs or requests. The surgery waiting room is located in the hallway near surgery, next to the courtyard.


Volunteers sort the mail Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). They pick up mail around 11:15 am and place it into mail slots for hospital departments and provider offices.

2023-2024 Volunteer Officers

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