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Volunteering at Cody Regoinal Health

Become a Volunteer

If not submitted online you can return hard copy completed applications to Volunteer Services at the hospital or mail them to:

Cody Regional Health
Attn: Volunteer Services
707 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, WY 82414

You may also email completed applications to: foundation@codyregionalhealth.org

Why Volunteer?

There are many benefits to volunteering, from professional to health.

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the following health benefits of volunteering have been documented by several scientific studies:

  • Volunteering provides older adults (those age 60 or older) with greater benefits than younger volunteers. These benefits include improved physical and mental health and greater life satisfaction.
  • More is more: Volunteers must be engaged in a regular amount of volunteering in order to derive health benefits. That amount has been variously defined as either (1) volunteering with two or more organizations; (2) 100 hours or more of volunteer activities per year; or (3) at least 40 hours of volunteering per year.
  • Volunteering leads to greater life satisfaction and lower rates of depression. Evidence indicates that volunteering has a positive effect on social psychological factors, such as a personal sense of purpose and accomplishment, and enhances a person's social networks to buffer stress and reduce disease risk.
  • Individuals who volunteer live longer. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, even when taking into account such factors as physical health, age, socioeconomic status and gender. Researchers have also found that when patients with chronic or serious illness volunteer, they receive benefits beyond what can be achieved through medical care.

Volunteering also has professional and social benefits for people of all ages. For example:

Students

  • Enhance your resume or college or job applications and let people know that you're reliable and motivated.
  • Gain positive references for future education or jobs.
  • Learn about the growing health care industry and learn new skills.
  • Get your foot in the door or test the waters if you're interested in a health care career in the future.
  • Enjoy less time commitment and more flexible hours than a part-time paid job.
  • Satisfy community service requirements for clubs, school classes or other civic organizations, such as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Professionals

  • Diversify/build your resume.
  • Give back to the community.
  • Meet and get to know community leaders.
  • Gain positive references for future education or jobs.
  • Satisfy community service requirements for various civic organizations.

Retirees

  • Stay active and involved on your terms.
  • Give back to the community.
  • Meet and get to know community leaders.
  • Get to know other active retirees/baby boomers.
  • Learn about the health care system.

Cody Regional Health Volunteer Benefits

Some of the benefits of volunteering at Cody Regional Health include a 20% discount at the Cody Regional Health gift shop, a free lunch for working a four-hour shift and invitations to recognition/appreciation luncheons.

What Our Patients Have to Say
  • "My wife (Gerie Helton) and I traveled to Cody for our anniversary trip to Yellowstone National Park. On September 23, 2018 which would have been the first day of our trip she dislocated her left hip ( which had been replaced in 2009 0r 2010) while putting on her socks ( of all things.) We were staying at the Sunrise Motor Inn which fortunately was a short ambulance ride to your emergency room. The experience we had beginning with the EMT's who responded to the ambulance call, to the emergency room, and the next day on the second floor of your fine hospital is what ..."

    - Terry
  • "ER department went to great lengths to make this "out of towner" feel comfortable. Dr. Polley and Nurse Sarah were very professional and had a great bedside manner. It was my worst asthma attack and I felt very confident that I was getting top notch care."

    - Kelly
  • "Had to bring my daughter for a shoulder injury, on July 4th. I was thoroughly impressed. The staff was absolutely great, very friendly and compassionate. They took great care of my daughter and explained the diagnosis and discharge orders with great detail. I only wish our ER back home could be this professional. I know this is a smaller town and more tight knit, but this hospital/ER could set an example for the rest of the country. Thanks to the staff, physician and PA for the excellent care."

    - Chris
  • "I was a walk in patient on 5/29/18. I had been sick for several days while on a month long motorhome trip. The reception staff was friendly and efficient. I was seen quickly by the PA on duty, Robert Lang. He listened to me, did an exam, diagnosed my illness as acute bronchitis, and prescribed the necessary medication. I was feeling better in just a few days which enabled me to enjoy the remainder of my trip. I was sick and a long way from home so I really appreciated the excellent and friendly care that I received."

    - Bill