Volunteer with Purpose at Family Health West

As a volunteer at Family Health West, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact in someone’s life everyday. 

There are plenty of ways to get involved, from helping out with events to spending time with those in our inpatient unit.

Why Volunteer at Family Health West?

At Family Health West, we’re determined to provide the very best in medical care and customer service. When people visit our facilities, they should immediately feel welcome and cared for. We can’t do this without amazing volunteers.

 

We're passionate people. So are you.

One thing to know about FHW, we’re defined by our people. We love to play, explore, create, and chase the things that make us happy. We thrive on helping others do the same. Good health is synonymous with good life, and we dedicate our days to helping you chase your passions. We provide a healing environment for our rehabilitation patients close to home, continued care when rehabbing transitions to outpatient, and one-of-a-kind programs like driving rehabilitation and a COVID Recovery Clinic. 

FHW staff, from the frontline to leadership, are empowered to have fun at work, treat patients like family, solve problems, and bring new ideas forward. 

Who can volunteer at FHW?

The hours of volunteer time invested in Family Health West are critical and meaningful, allowing providers to focus on patient care. Volunteers fill important roles within the organization and can make all the difference to a patient. We truly appreciate everyone who contributes their valuable time to supporting the FHW Foundation by volunteering.

Community Volunteers are a very diverse group of individuals aged 14 and up. Residents in Mesa County are well-represented in this group, as well as people from many other nearby communities! Volunteers are accepted into the program year-round and are asked to commit for six months (72+ hours).

Why Volunteer at FHW?

Connect With
Others

Volunteering for FHW community is an important – and often fun – way to meet new people. In fact, one of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared activity together, and volunteering lets you do just that. Because volunteering is open to everyone, it allows you to meet a wide variety of people from all sorts of walks of life. People from different ages, ethnicities or social backgrounds can only open your eyes further.

Build
Confidence

Working as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity, helping to boost your self-confidence further by taking you out of your natural comfort zone and environment. Indeed, volunteering helps you feel better about yourself, which you can then take back to your ‘regular’ routine, hopefully creating a more positive view of your life and future goals.

Improve Physical
Health

Interestingly, volunteering has distinct health benefits that can boost your mental and – perhaps more surprisingly – physical health. Indeed, a growing body of evidence suggests that people who give their time to others might benefit from lower blood pressure and a longer lifespan.
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