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Volunteer Opportunities

Whether your interest is to give back to your community or to explore health careers as a volunteer, St. Joseph Hospital has a place for you! Our volunteers are a vital part of our mission of healing and are an essential extension of our values to the community we serve.

Admitting Desk: weekdays (5:30 a.m., morning and afternoon)

  • Provide assistance to patients, family members and visitors.
  • Assist Admitting Staff with visitor inquiries, paperwork and deliveries.
  • Escort patients and families to locations within the hospital.

Ambassador (Outpatient Pavilion): weekday mornings and afternoons

  • Greet patients, visitors and family members.
  • Assist visitors and family members with general building information needs, checking in Registration, directions to departments & medical suites.
  • Bilingual volunteers are a plus!

The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Infusion): weekdays

  • Make rounds with chemotherapy patients receiving infusions to see if they need water, blankets, reading materials or a short visit.
  • Focus is listening to patients, not talking to them about personal experiences.
  • Escort and direct incoming patients and physicians.
  • Assist with office tasks (get supplies from central room, file charts, fax, copy, etc.
  • Clean patient chairs (Observing Standard Precautions).
  • Fold clean linens and restock exam/treatment rooms.

The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment (Front Desk): weekdays

  • Assist arriving patients into wheelchairs as needed.
  • Answer questions and escort as needed to destinations.

Chronic Dialysis (Pediatric Activity Volunteer):

  • Know age-appropriate play activities and games as well as safety issues related to them.
  • Knows location of games and crafts.
  • Demonstrates proper toy cleaning procedure.
  • Recognize patient's social needs (e.g. play games, talk, etc.).

Clerical Positions: weekdays

  • Assist hospital staff with basic clerical duties (filing, data entry, mailings, stocking supplies, etc.).
  • Answering telephones and directing caller to appropriate resource if necessary.
  • Operating various office equipment (FAX machine, paper shredder, computer, copy machine, etc.).

Emergency Care Center (Greeter): mornings, afternoons and evenings, 7 days/week

  • Greet patients/visitors/family members in waiting areas.
  • Provide support to patients and family members by visiting with them.
  • Provide simple comfort items and coordinate special concerns with emergnecy staff members.

Emergency Care Center (Main Unit): mornings, afternoons and evenings, 7 days/week

  • Conduct an hourly walk around the department.
  • Offer patients/family/visitors comfort items such as blankets, water, etc. (with RN permission).
  • Listen carefully to any complaints or concerns that the patients, or his/her family, may have and immediately notify the RN/PCT assigned to that zone.
  • Clean empty treatment rooms.

Endoscopy and Pain Management: weekdays from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

  • Help with patient preparations in the holding room before procedures.
  • Provide comfort items for patients (e.g., extra blankets, pillows, neck wraps).
  • Discharge patients, help turn around beds, and run patient-related errands.

Eucharistic Minister: mornings and afternoons, 7 days a week

PRE-REQUISITE: Must already be a Eucharistic Minister

  • Distribute communion to patients, family and staff on assigned unites to those who desire to receive it.
  • Contact Spiritual Care Department or priest for other spiritual/emotional/religious needs.

Gift Shop: 7 days/week, including weekday evenings

  • Assist visitors, patients and employees with their purchases.
  • Knowledgeable of basic Customer Service skills.
  • Restock gift items.
  • Use cash register and credit card processing machines.

Gift Shop (Support Team): Monday mornings

  • Price all stock for both gift shops.

La Amistad: weekdays

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be fluent in Spanish and English

  • Clean exam rooms between patients.
  • Prepare exam room for next patient.
  • Restock exam room supplies and linens.
  • Assist with chart filing/pulling and other clerical tasks.
  • Telephone patients for follow up or other projects.
  • Answer clinic telephones.

Messenger Service

  • Physically active position (walk four to seven miles per four-hour shift).
  • Work with a team of volunteers.
  • Varied patient-related errands including patient discharges, deliveries to the lab, and deliveries from the pharmacy and medical records.

Nursing Units:

  • General Surgery, Labor & Delivery, Medical Telemetry, Mother Baby Unit, Observation, Oncology, Orthopedics and Pulmonary Renal.
  • Greet patients, as well as visitors and family members.
  • Assist with typical "messenger volunteer" tasks, such as specimens to labs, supplies from central, blood bank runs, etc.
  • Discharge patients.
  • Assist patient with settling into room environment.
  • Help locate patients for visitors.
  • Assist unit secretary by answering phones and intercom, maintaining overall cleanliness of nursing stations and patient rooms.
  • Make rounds to patient rooms to determine any pending patient needs.
  • Escort ambulatory patients that would like to walk around unit.
  • Patient Interaction Opportunities: Attend to patients social needs; offer coffee/water to patients and family.

Occupational Therapy (In-patient and Outpatient):

  • Shadow staff during patient therapy sessions.
  • Assist department staff with basic clerical duties and restocking supplies.

Pavilion Outpatient Surgery Center Reception and Pre-Op (SPU): Tuesday - Friday

  • Greet patients, family members and visitors as they arrive.
  • Assist patient with signing in process.
  • Escort patients to and from SPU.
  • Weigh patients.
  • Assist family members as needed.
  • Assist with labeling patient charts and clerical duties.
  • Wipe down and make up gurneys.
  • Restock supplies.

Physicial Therapy (In-patient and Outpatient):

  • Shadow department staff during patient therapy sessions.
  • Assist department staff with basic clerical duties and restocking supplies.

Puente A La Salud: weekdays

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be fluent in Spanish and English

  • Answer phone, assist with patient registration check in and check out process.
  • Create new charts daily for new patients on mobile health clinic.

Service Representative: weekdays

  • Provide support by visiting with patients in their hospital rooms and listening carefully to any complaints or concerns that the patient, or his/her family, may have and immediately notifying a Service Representative of those concerns.
  • Excellent opportunity to experience working with a diverse group of patients, and their families, who are being treated for widely varying health problem.

Speech Therapy:

  • Shadow department staff during patient therapy sessions.
  • Assist department staff with basic clerical duties and restocking supplies.

Sterile Processing:

  • Assist Instrument Tech with decontamination process and instrument tray assembly.
  • Assist with clerical duties and restocking supplies.

Surgery Prep (In-patient) SPU: weekdays starting at 6:30 a.m.

  • Assist patients to their pre-op rooms.
  • Escort/transfer patients to and from SPU.
  • Assist with typical "messenger volunteer" tasks such as specimens to labs, supplies from central, blood bank runs, charts, paperwork, etc.
  • Assist family members as needed.
  • Assist with phone calls, operating intercom system, light paperwork, etc.
  • Wipe down and make up gurneys.
  • Restock supplies.

Surgery Recovery (PACU): weekdays (until 7 p.m.)

  • Make rounds in patient treatment area to determine any pending patient needs.
  • Escort/ transfer patients to and from PACU.
  • Wipe down and make up gurneys (bedding, pillow cases, etc.) observing Standard Precautions.