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Hospital Volunteer (Silverdale)

We are recruiting volunteers 55+ to be part of AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Please see additional information below about our program.

Volunteers assist in exceeding our standards in customer service and patient satisfaction. YOU MUST BE A NON-SMOKER. They support the enhancement of patient advocacy throughout the healthcare system in conjunction with the professional staff. They meet, greet and welcome patients and visitors while creating a warm, friendly and caring environment. They also interact with patients, family members and visitors in a caring and professional manner and identify the customers’ needs and work toward exceeding their expectations. Assists staff with administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.

Volunteers are encouraged to commit to one, 4 hour shift per week, Sunday through Saturday

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

GREETER: Greet patients, families and visitors, provide wayfinding services as needed. Collect inventory, and sanitize equipment (i.e. pagers, wheelchairs, etc.)

OFFICE SUPPORT: General office support: answer phones, retrieve faxes, assist in filing duties, scan documents.
Perform other duties as assigned (i.e. delivery of flowers, mail, etc.) and maintain compliance with hospital and departmental standards in regard to competencies, confidentiality, safety and infection control.

ANIMAL-ASSISTED ACTIVITIES — Bring smiles, comfort, and distraction to our patients and staff with your certified Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International dog or mini horse.

CONCIERGE CART — Connect with patients while bringing items and services to the patient’s bedside via a mobile cart.

INFUSION CENTER — Nurture, support and serve patients or family at our Outpatient Infusion Center through wayfinding, assisting in the Family Resource Centers or visiting patient-family members through rounding.

STAFF SUPPORT — Provide meaningful support to our staff through projects like assembling patient welcome/education packets, lab kits, data entry, and reception.

THERAPEUTIC MUSIC — Provide a warm, comforting, friendly, and calm atmosphere by playing instrumental music for patients and families in hospital common areas and in patient rooms.

VOLUNTEER COMPANION — Provide empathy and emotional support by spending individual time visiting with the patient or family.

WAYFINDING — Hospitals are often complex facilities; provide support to our patients, families, and caregivers by helping alleviate the stress of navigating through the facility as an escort or tour guide.

****INFORMATION ABOUT THE AMERICORPS SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM***

The AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and older. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and over have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.

RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches their personal interests with opportunities to serve in their communities.

Current RSVP volunteer positions include local food banks, congregate meal sites, non-profit thrift stores, museums, hospitals, Meals on Wheels, congregate meal sites, administrative/clerical assistance, and many more throughout Kitsap and Pierce County.

We are continually bringing on new and unique volunteer opportunities that help our community.

RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.

Are you INTERESTED or have questions? Please email or call and we will mail or email an RSVP application for you to complete.

We look forward to having you as an RSVP volunteer!

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