Some of these volunteer placements are not offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hospital can be overwhelming and confusing. As a result, one of our biggest volunteer needs is for people with big smiles who love looking for people to help. These volunteers greet hospital visitors and assist them with finding their way around the hospital. Current wayfinding opportunities include: Main Entrance, Wiser Entrance, and the GI Lab.
Volunteers greet and provide assistance to staff/parents/guardians/families in the PICU. These volunteers provide a welcoming service and general information about our unit to all entering visitors and assist in screening visitors.
Volunteers greet families and patients at the Pediatric Day Surgery floor. They monitor the waiting room, answer phones, give directions/wayfinding for waiting families, and assist families needing information from OR/post-op.
Volunteers greet families and patients at the Children’s Imaging Reception desk. They monitor the waiting room, answer phones, give directions/wayfinding for waiting families, and assist families needing any additional information.
Volunteers in the School of Dentistry serve as a greeter for patients who enter the facility. They also assist in directing patients on where to go for their appointments.
Volunteers in this role serve with our hospital chaplains to ensure that spiritual care needs are met for those patients who need them. This individual will help the hospital chaplains by speaking with patients, delivering religious materials, and rounding on various units to help ensure that spiritual care needs are met. This role requires a 6 hour orientation, and these volunteers must agree to serving a minimum of six hours each week.
Volunteers in the spend their volunteer hours rocking our NICU babies! NICU rockers commit to three months of service. These volunteers are required to provide proof of COVID, flu, MMR, Varicella, and TDap vaccines.
The NICU has a limited number of volunteers, so we require that each volunteer serve in a different area before being added to the waitlist.
Child Life volunteers serve in our activity rooms in the Children’s hospital with children of all ages. These volunteers assist in activities such as arts and crafts, puzzles, reading, etc.
Proof of COVID, flu, MMR, Varicella, and TDap vaccines are required for this volunteer area.
Volunteers in this role spend their time interacting with patients on various help improve overall patient experience and ensure that each patient’s needs are being met. They may also assist in obtaining items such as books, clothes, activities, etc… in an effort to help improve patient stays.
The volunteers are able to observe and encourage patients during their therapy sessions. They are able to play with patients by throwing/catching a ball or playing a game that is incorporated into the therapist led treatments. They also help clean equipment in between patient use to ensure our patients are as safe as possible!
The volunteers assist with patient wayfinding, rounding on patients in the waiting room, communicating urgent needs with staff, and other tasks as requested by ED staff. This area is also open for volunteering on weekends.