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Volunteer Positions

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:

Book Cart
To distribute books and magazines to help keep patients occupied during their hospital stay.

Chaplaincy Services
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. More...

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. More...

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.

Greeter/Wayfinder
As the first point of contact for patients and guests, the Greeter/Wayfinder eases the anxiety that some visitors experience when they visit the hospital. This role provides for a comfortable and low stress environment. The Greeter/Wayfinder is a very interactive role in which the volunteer will greet visitors, provide directions and/or escort guests throughout the hospital. This may require a lot of walking.

Information Desk
Be the smiling face to greet patients, visitors and staff. Assist information desk staff with screening visitors and issuing visitor passes.

Journey to Better Health Program
The Journey to Better Health program provides health and social support services to Howard County residents through participating Howard County faith organizations. J2BH has the following volunteer opportunities available for community members who are 18 years of age and older. Training is provided for all opportunities.

  • Community Companions – provide support to Member Care Support Network members who have experienced a significant health event, such as a hospitalization.
  • Faith Community Nurses – assists with blood pressure screening and consultations, including providing referral information. Volunteers must have a current nursing license and be a member of a Howard County faith organization.
  • Health Educators - teaches self-management health classes that focus on long-term health conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.
  • Event Support Volunteer – provides event set up and on-site registration support and event guidance and language interpretation for attendees.

To apply, call 410-720-8788 or email hcgh-j2bh@jhmi.edu.

Office/Clerical Support
Assist various departments with answering phones, scanning, computer data entry and look up, filing, mailing, making packets, and running errands.

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.

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.

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. More...

Surgical Family Waiting Area
Engage with family members and act as a liaison to communicate with family members the status of their loved one.

 

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