There are a variety of positions available to volunteers. Oftentimes, volunteers are the source of comfort and ease for patients and visitors. They are able to provide services that improve an experience for people that may otherwise be disorienting and uncomfortable. Volunteers are at the core of a great patient experience.
Greet visitors as they enter the building, give directions and, when possible, take them to their destination after they have registered with admissions. They also help load and unload patients from front entrance, getting wheelchairs when needed.
Provide information to visitors, such as patient room numbers, directions around hospital, etc. Deliver gifts to rooms, Answer phones.
Load the cart with juices, soda, cookies, crackers, etc. Offer refreshments, books and magazines to patients in the occupied rooms and/or to visitors waiting in the Surgical Waiting Areas. Communicate with nursing staff if the patients has requests you cannot help with.
Sit at the Surgical Waiting Desk with an employee and check-in paperwork for the patient, gather information on family members and are a liaison between the nurses/doctor and patient’s family. Must be 16 years old.
Keeping supplies organized and stocked. Disposing of expired products.
A fast paced environment where help is needed in keeping supplies stocked and rooms available for patients. Assistance could also be used in keeping patients and their families comfortable.
Help restock supplies and comfort patients through communications with nursing staff.
Positions on this floor can range from assisting CNAs, creating happy seasonal decorations for the floor, or providing entertainment through music or art.