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Ruby Pinders volunteers at Springfield Health Center.

"I am fortunate to be in a good place in my life where I can reflect back on my accomplishments. Volunteering  helps me do that. I enjoy being with people and feel appreciated. It is a good feeling of independence and helping others is very rewarding."   — Ruby Pinders

Volunteers with Springfield Medical Care Systems enrich the lives of our patients, visitors and staff through their generoisty of time, energy and talents. Through our program, we strive to match the wishes of the volunteer with the needs of our organization. All volunteers are given the appropriate amount of training to be successful in their role as a volunteer. Most positions require a minimum of two hours per week and we ask for a three month commitment.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Sandy Peplau, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 802-885-7686 or email for more information.


Volunteer Greeter 
We are looking for several volunteers to meet and greet people as they enter the hospital. Volunteers will direct and/or escort patients and visitors to various departments within the hospital. Volunteers need to be able to be on their feet most of their shift and to be able to push patients in wheelchairs. Training will be done until the volunteer feels comfortable with the position. Three-hour shifts are available. This is a new position and trainings will be held throughout the summer. 

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Assistant 
This volunteer assists the staff in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department. Monday and Wednesday, 1-3 pm. Volunteers visit with the patients while they are using the exercise machines; volunteers assist the patients with logging their progress and perform other clerical tasks as directed by the Respiratory Therapist on duty. 

Adult Day Activities Assistant 
Adult Day is looking for a volunteer to help with activities and meal set-up and clean-up on the third Saturday of each month, 10 am – 2 pm. Adult Day can also use an additional volunteer during the week. Hours are flexible.


For More Information

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information, please contact:
Sandy Peplau
Coordinator of Volunteers
Springfield Hospital
25 Ridgewood Rd.
Springfield, VT 05156

Arlene Pearson has been volunteering in our Pharmacy Department for sixteen years. 
"I love volunteering because it allows me to 'give back' to all the people that helped me through the years. I love Springfield Hospital and everyone I work with. I like that it is small and everyone knows you. It is a comfortable place to be."   — Arlene Pearson