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We strive to match our volunteers with their interests and with the needs of the hospital. The following is a sampling of the volunteer positions available:
Patient Care Units - Assist at the nurses' station and also in patient rooms. Engage in one-on-one interactions with patients, distribute and collect meal trays, answer phones, assist with paperwork, and help the nurses and techs in many other ways.
Information Desk - Be the smiling face to greet patients, visitors and staff. Assist information desk staff with screening visitors and issuing visitor passes.
Surgical Family Waiting Area - Engage with family members and act as a liaison to communicate with family members the status of their loved one.
Office/Clerical Support - Assist various departments with answering phones, scanning, computer data entry and look up, filing, mailing, making packets, and running errands.
Book Cart - To distribute books and magazines to help keep patients occupied during their hospital stay.
Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy - Assist the staff with clerical duties, transporting patients to the gym, and other duties as assigned. Greet patients, visitors, and staff. Assist therapists, by comforting patients, and gathering items needed for treatment.
The Right Touch Gift Shop - Assist customers in selecting merchandise while by providing a warm, caring atmosphere and excellent customer service. Take payments for purchases (cash, credit cards). Maintain the Gift Shop's clean and organized appearance. Restock merchandise, as needed.
Pastoral Care - Offer spiritual support to patients and family members through prayer, meditation, worship, sacrament or other religious rituals to members of their own religious tradition or in ecumenical/interfaith capacity.
Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center – Salon Volunteers greet patients and visitors, screen for their needs. Help clients with products (free wigs, hats etc.). Perform salon duties.
Emergency Department - Assist staff as necessary. Restock carts and supply rooms. Deliver meal trays. Make frequent rounds of all patients to assess their needs. Assist with visitors as needed in the waiting area.