Volunteer Program

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Individuals and families from surrounding communities support Bassett Healthcare Network by volunteering throughout the year. Volunteers help in various roles at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown and at Bassett’s community health centers around the region. Volunteers add an important personal connection to patients’ experiences in the increasingly technological environment of health care.

Bassett volunteers are people just like you – professionals, retirees, students, stay-at-home parents, and many others.

Complete the acceptance process:

2017 Yearly Volunteer Requirements:
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Upcoming Volunteer Quarterly Meetings:

March 7: Clark Auditorium - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
June 6: Clark Auditorium - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Volunteer Luncheon: April 26

Volunteer Potluck: Sept. 12

All volunteers will be trained and oriented to the hospital setting and are required to complete the 2017 mandatory education packet. Applications will not be processed until this packet is complete.

Mandatory education is a required educational program established to provide an effective and efficient method of training all employees annually for topics set by state and federal regulations. These topics include infection control, employee health, the patient representative service, safety, HIPPA, Bassett's compliance program, harassment, and risk management. All volunteers will be educated about hospital procedures to assure their safety and the safety of others.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the minimum age required to volunteer?
Volunteers must be 14 years of age.

How far in advance should I submit my application?
At least three weeks in advance.

How soon should I expect a response?
Applicants should expect a response in approximately seven business days, but the time may vary depending on the number of applications and immunization records to process.

What is a PPD?
A PPD is a tuberculosis test. The first step is receiving an injection, and the second is to return to the facility between 48 and 72 hours later to have a health professional examine the injection site.

What should I wear to volunteer?
Volunteers should dress in business casual attire: khakis, dress shirt, dress pants – no jeans, no open-toed shoes, and no tank tops.

If I am scheduled to volunteer and get sick, what should I do?
If you feel ill, please contact Patient Services at 607-547-6691 or barbara.tarka@bassett.org.

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