Volunteer Services at Fairfield Medical Center

Fairfield Medical Center is fortunate to have the assistance of over 200 individuals who each year volunteer their time and talent to assist patients, visitors, and Center staff. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available with over 40 service areas to choose from.  Great care is taken to match each individual's skills and interests with just the right opportunity for them.

"I live by this quote taken from the book "Simple Truths"; Giving is a generative act. It does not subtract from what we have but multiplies the effect we can have in the world. No praise, no tones of holy generosity. Just give, smile and walk away."
Cheri Crist, Baltimore, started in 2012


"I make a difference by having empathy for the patients and by being cheerful and helpful to the hospital visitors and employees."
Kitty Handley, Lancaster, started in 2015


"Hospitals can be scary places. We help our customers and their families be comfortable and well-informed, and have the best experience possible."
Phil Settecase, Lancaster, started in 2012


"I enjoy working in the gift shop because it’s a chance to give back to my community. I have always enjoyed meeting new people and the gift shop is a fun place to do just that."
Phyllis Jones, Baltimore, started in 2015


"With a world full of uncertainty it is such a delight to put a smile on someone's face or to offer an unexpected service. Trusting that this may result in renewing ones faith in humanity. Volunteering is a GIFT given to us."
Sandy Kellenbarger, Lancaster, started in 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

Each volunteer has his or her own reason for choosing to volunteer, but some of the most frequently cited reasons include:

Why Volunteer?

  • To help others, meet new people, and learn new skills.
  • To give something back to my community.
  • To get out of the house and do something productive.
  • It makes you feel good & it’s fun!

How Much Time Does It Take?
The typical volunteer spends one three or four-hour shift per week. You can schedule your volunteer hours to fit your lifestyle and your vacation schedule.

What Would I Be Doing?
Fairfield Medical Center has as many as 40 different types of opportunities to select from.  The goal is to match the your interests and skills with a job you would enjoy. Whether you enjoy working with people or paperwork, new challenges or consistent tasks each week, physically active work or a sedentary assignment, we have an assignment that fits each preference.

What Do I Get Out of It?

  • Interaction with many people.
  • A free meal for each shift worked.
  • Parking in garage.
  • A sense of satisfaction that you have contributed something and helped others.

How Do I Get Started?
If you have questions, please call 740.687.8109. You can pick up an application packet at the North or Main Information Desk. You may also download an application and e-mail the completed form to heidire@fmchealth.org.

Hard copies may be mailed to

Fairfield Medical Center
ATTN: Volunteer Services
401 North Ewing Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130