Other Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for the chance to connect with students? Sign up to become an alumni mentor! While we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is entirely virtual. Alumni, this is your opportunity to share your experience, advise students on career paths, and help students establish a network of alumni and other health care professionals. This is the opportunity for students to tap into the knowledge and expertise of our alumni. Click here to learn more and email Samantha Hawkins at email@example.com to sign up.
Lancaster County Nurse Honor Guard
Joni Sweigart (Nursing ’82) is looking for volunteers interested in helping to launch the Lancaster County Nurse Honor Guard. This newly formed group would provide honor guard services – much like those provided by veterans, firefighters and police – at nurses’ funerals or memorial services upon request. Nurse Honor Guard members would wear formal uniforms, possibly including the traditional nurse’s cap and cape. They might incorporate a lantern or white rose into the service, and the Nurse’s Prayer might be read.
The group has applied for 501c3 nonprofit status and is incorporated with the state. They are working on obtaining their Honor Guard attire, including capes and caps, and arranging for other needed supplies, planning communications and outreach and more.
All interested volunteers are welcome to attend. Please visit the group’s Facebook page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer, make suggestions, or request additional information.
Share Your History with the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation
The Board of Directors of the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation invites our alumni to share their expertise on the history of nursing and the allied health professions in Lancaster County.
The Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation was founded in 1982 to preserve and make accessible the rich heritage of the healing arts, with special attention given to Lancaster County. The Edward Hand Medical Museum includes more than 11,000 artifacts, many of which are used in historical and medical research by students, specialists and local historians.
The Foundation is particularly interested in gathering more information on the history of nursing and nursing education in Lancaster, which would include the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing.
More information is available on the Foundation website. Please email the Foundation to volunteer or request additional information.