Volunteer Guild

Kaweah Delta Hospital Guild

The Kaweah Delta Hospital Guild, initiated in 1956 by Kay Fleming, has proudly been volunteering for nearly 60 years. To date, the Guild has purchased over $1 million in patient care equipment and worked just over a million total service hours since its founding.

The Guild is an important part of the hospital’s team. Guild volunteers serve in the surgery waiting room, the intensive care unit, discharge service, hemodialysis, and the book cart. Additionally, there are many dedicated volunteers who commit themselves to comforting patients by making quilts and baby blankets and delivering teddy bears to children.   A faithful group of volunteers that calls themselves "Pillow Pals" cut embroider, sew and stuff pillows for little children who come to the emergency room and other areas. Oncology and Rehabilitation volunteers make lap robes, caps and pillows for these areas. In the 2012-2013 workshop, 480 lap robes and 720 pillows were made and taken to the patients on various campuses such as Sub-Acute Care and 3S.

The Guild Courtyard located in the hospital’s main lobby is operated solely by Guild volunteers and is a wonderful place to shop. It’s open to visitors, patients and hospital employees. Flowers, candy, magazines, cards and lovely gift items are sold. Visitors may call in a phone order for flowers and the arrangements will be delivered directly to a patient's rooms at the caller's request. For more information on the Guild Courtyard, call (559) 624-2217 or click HERE.

Join the Guild

We're always looking for more dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in a volunteer job that will and bring a smile to your face and to those you are helping or for more information please call (559) 624-2359. You may also pick up an application at the front desk of the hospital, or you can click HERE for a copy of our application which can be printed from the convenience of your home.