Johns Hopkins Bayview has a number of volunteer opportunities to meet individual interests and fill a variety of important roles, both in patient care and employee support.
Partner in Caring
Visits patients and family members, offers refreshments or magazines, and assists as needed.
Patient Representative Aide
Acts as liaison between patients, visitors and hospital staff, keeping lines of communication open. Responsibilities include visiting patients, providing information regarding hospital policies and patient rights and responsibilities, assisting with distribution of general information including patient service guidebooks and safety brochures, assisting in resolving problems, either by acting independently or reporting a complaint to patient representative, or other appropriate staff member, and generally helping to insure patient satisfaction.
Stork’s Nest Volunteer
Assists as needed in the Stork’s Nest Program (an incentive program for low income, at risk, pregnant women. Mothers to be accumulate points by visiting the clinics to learn how to care for themselves during pregnancy and for their babies after birth. They exchange their points for baby items donated to the Stork’s Nest.). Responsibilities include assisting clients in shopping, moving clothing form storage, arranging stock, filling out forms and calculating point useage.
Recreation Therapy Department Volunteer
Assists patient care staff with activities for patients and nursing home residents. Responsibilities include assisting in activities for patients and nursing home residents and transporting patients and residents to activities.
Child Day Care Volunteer
Provides staff with assistance in performing duties related to the functions of the Child Day Care Department. Responsibilities include supervising, reading and providing comfort to children.
Clinic Clerical Services Volunteer
Provides clerical assistance to assigned areas within Johns Hopkins Bayview. Responsibilities vary according to department but generally include answering the phones, recording and distributing messages, data entry, filing, and picking up and delivering mail.
Gift Shoppe Volunteer
Assists staff with the operation of the Gift Shoppe. Responsibilities include using the cash register, assisting customers, stocking shelves, pricing merchandise, delivering flowers throughout the Medical Center and assisting with inventory. (Gift Shoppe profits go to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Unit and support community-based health programs through the East Baltimore Kiwanis Club.)