We are currently recruiting for winter volunteer needs.These priorities are based on the needs of our patients, staff and visitors. Our current focus is:
Unit Volunteers: Our patient care unit- based volunteers serve the non clinical needs of our patients nursing units. They enhance the patient experience by assisting clinical staff, responding to non medical requests and providing transport services within the hospital and at discharge.
Mom Baby Units from 10am-2pm
Medical Surgical Unit between 11am-5pm
Emergency/Triage Unit from 3-6pm or 6-9pm
Individuals must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills to volunteer on our patient units. A successful volunteer must be able to work as an independent member of an interdisciplinary team. It is an active position, so our Unit Volunteers are on their feet for much of their 3 or 4 hour shifts. For additional volunteer requirements, link here.
Timeline and Schedule for Unit Volunteers
Unit Volunteers will be expected to start early January 2015 and stay on at least through May 2015. If you are placed as a Unit Volunteer, attendance at the orientation and training is required.
Group Interview Date: Tuesday, January 6th 10-11:30am
Orientation Date: Friday, January 9th 1- 3pm OR Tuesday, January 13th 10am-12pm
Training Date: Monday, January 12th 3pm-4:30pm OR Wednesday, January 21st 2-3:30pm
The Application Process
If you are interested in and available for serving in this position, please submit our Volunteer Application.
After reviewing your application, a member of Volunteer Services will contact you within 5 business days. You will either be invited to our upcoming Group Interview Session or receive notification that we will be holding your application, pending a more suitable position.
The date and time for the interview and related steps will be listed above. Please check your calendar for availability for each of these required steps. You will receive a packet of information with your confirmation that contains detailed instructions. With that material is additional paperwork that you must complete in advance and bring to the session.
Please be aware that we receive more applications than available volunteer position openings. If your application does not indicate a fit for our current needs, it will remain active for the next 3 months. We will notify you if we identify a different opportunity that might suit your goals, interests and skills.
Remember, per our program requirements, we expect our volunteers to make at least a four-month minimum commitment to service once they start. The overall process is designed specifically to protect our patients and our valuable health care resources.
If a regular, ongoing commitment is more than you can do right now, there are other resources available to help you find a suitable volunteer position. you are looking for a volunteer opportunity prior to our fall/winter timeframe, Volunteer Match, www.volunteermatch.org is a great resource for all kinds of information about volunteering and is helpful no matter what kind of organizational involvement you are considering.
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