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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.

Current available positions include:

Adult Day Care Services
Position:  Activities Assistant
In this position, the volunteer would be calling BINGO for the participants. Days are flexible. Time is 1-2:30pm each day. 
Adult Day Care Services
Position:  Activities Assistant
In this position, the volunteer would be assisting the staff with the set up and clean up for the meal that is served at lunchtime. Days are flexible. Time is 11am – 1pm.
Medical Staff Office
Position:  Clerical Support
This volunteer will work directly with the Medical Staff Coordinator. The work will involve scanning documents, copying and filing. Days and times are flexible.
Health Information Management Department
Position:  Patient Portal Support
This volunteer would be rained by the Health Information Management Department on the process of assisting patients with accessing their Patient Portal. This is a new system within Springfield Hospital. All inpatients, upon discharge, will be shown how to access their medical history of the stay at Springfield Hospital via the web. The volunteer would need to be comfortable with working on a laptop or computer and navigating the internet.



For More Information

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like more information, please contact:
Sandy Peplau
Coordinator of Volunteers

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