CONCORD -- Emerson Hospital is currently interviewing adult candidates to volunteer throughout the hospital, particularly individuals with retail experience for the gift shop.

Even with more than 500 adult and student volunteers representing 38 towns, we need your help. It's more important than ever for our community to come together -- and there's no better place than your local hospital.

Volunteers must commit to a minimum of four consecutive hours per week and 100 hours, or one full year. A wide range of duties are available in the following areas: administrative and support units, clerical, clinical units, gift shop, patient representatives, pre-surgical testing, reception desk, Reiki and transport. An orientation is required, and on-the-job training is provided for specific assignments.

Volunteers provide an invaluable service in 50 different service areas, with one-quarter having served at Emerson for more than 10 years. For a personal interview to determine the best fit for your skills, interest and availability, call 978-287-3200. For more information, visit emersonhospital.org.

To learn more, visit emersonhospital.org.