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Twin Towers
Hospitals, Healthcare, & Disease Awareness

Twin Towers would like to offer several opportunities to the Wofford community to perform services in the healthcare field. Some non-profit organizations in the Spartanburg area include but are not limited to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic. Volunteering in these healthcare areas gives students the chance to interact with the local residents and utilize their talents for the well-being of others.

Because disease awareness goes hand-in hand with healthcare, we also encourage students to participate in annual fundraising events such as American Heart Association Walk and Relay for Life. Twin Towers will do its part by encouraging awareness of and preventative measures against illnesses.  In order to do so, the organization will be observing national awareness days, as well as doing its part to try to educate the community and raise money for research programs.
Suggested areas to volunteer:

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center*
101 East Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
864-560-2110
Contact Name: Anna Cash
http://www.srhs.com 

St. Luke’s Free Medical Clinic
162 North Dean Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
864-542-2273
http://stlukesfreemedicalclinic.org/volunteeropportunities.htm 

American Red Cross-Piedmont Chapter
104 Garner Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
864-583-5000
Contact Name: Casey Sanders
csanders@piedmontarc.org
http://piedmont.redcross.org/volunteer.html 

*In order to be a volunteer at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center you must be 18, commit to volunteering for six months, and commit to spending a minimum requirement of 4 hours at the hospital per week.  SRMC’s volunteers do not do a lot of “hands-on” activities. The following are positions typically held by volunteers:

Greeters
Patient Escorts
Waiting Room Attendants
Flower Receiving and Delivery
Gift Shop Hosts
Nursing Unit Assistants
Rehabilitation Assistants
Clerical Assistants

Prospective volunteers are asked to complete the following steps:
Application form/interview
Orientation session
TB test and health survey through Employee Health
Assignment of uniform and identification badge
Introduction and training in assigned work area

Students may also become hospice volunteers, which may involve more “hands-on” interaction with patients.  They may choose to work either with patients or in the hospice office. Those working with patients and families receive special training, and references are closely checked. Volunteers may also assist with clerical duties and with special events.

For more information on the hospice program, contact Sheila Chapman, Volunteer Coordinator, at 864-560-3901.

To learn more about disease awareness, or to become actively involved in educating the community and raising money, visit the following links:

American Cancer Society 

Relay for Life 

American Heart Association 

Heart Walk