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Youth Volunteer Opportunities
You are required to make a 40-hour annual commitment as a volunteer, and must be able to commit to six months. The minimum commitment is to work 1 hour a week in any assignment. The exact schedule must be agreed upon between you and the Director of Volunteer Services.
(These are some of the regular opportunities available. However, if you have special interests or skills, we will try to accommodate your preferences.)
Clerical Assistance: Assists with filing, photocopying, answering phones, data entry, stocking nurse servers, and other clerical functions. Shifts flexible, but usually during weekdays.
Navigator Services: Assists the hospital staff by taking patients to their destinations within the hospital and escorting discharged patients via wheelchair to the driveway by the front entrance. Work involves a lot of walking/pushing. Shifts: Monday – Sunday; 8 – noon, noon – 4, 4 - 6p.m.
Family BirthPlace: Assists the Family BirthPlace staff by monitoring entrance/exit. Shifts: Monday – Friday; 8 – noon, noon – 4 p.m.
Gift Shop: Serves as a salesperson in the hospital Gift Shop. Shifts: Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 1 – 5 p.m
Information/Reception Desk Visitor Entrance: Greets people as they enter the facility, provides information regarding patient room assignments, and offers directions & other assistance to patients/visitors. Shifts: Monday – Sunday; 8 – noon, noon – 4, 4 – 8 p.m.
Music to Heal Program: Musicians who come in to the hospital on a regular, monthly basis (maximum of 2 hours) to play in the waiting areas of the hospital. Shifts: Seven days a week.
Patient/Guest Services: Visits lobbies, waiting rooms and hallways offering beverages. Work involves a lot of walking/pushing carts. Shifts: Monday – Friday; 9:00 – noon
Surgery Information Desk: Serves as a liaison between surgical patients, families and staff. Takes discharged day surgery patients out to their vehicle via wheelchair. Work involves some walking/pushing patients in wheelchairs. Shifts: Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 12:00; 12:00 – 4 p.m.