Santa Clara Volunteer Opportunities
1st Floor, Dept 164
710 Lawrence Expy
Santa Clara, CA 95051
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Cardiac Procedure Unit
- Caring Community
- Emergency Department
- Eucharistic Ministry
- Health Education
- Information Desk
- Labor and Delivery Refreshment Room
- Mended Hearts
- Music Enhancement
- Newborn Club
- No one dies alone
- Pet Visitation
- Reach Out and Read
- Service Rounders
- Special Projects
- Waiting Rooms
Provide blood pressure screening to those requesting their blood pressure taken.
Acts as a greeter in for members and their families coming in for procedures; direct visitors to appropriate staff and/or locations; answers and routes incoming calls to the department; filing and processing of paperwork related to department work or patient documentation. Prefer knowledge and ability to create Microsoft word documents.
Volunteers engage in conversation, read to or play games with patients. Games, inspirational books and puzzle books are provided. Volunteers may also do various crafts with patients. (See Coordinator for details)
Emergency Room volunteers enhance the Service Experience of visitors and patients during their stay in the Emergency Department. Escorting guests to patient rooms; assist discharged patients and/or family members to the Pharmacy and/or waiting room, replenish reading material in patient rooms, participate in monthly disaster drills and support ED staff are just some of the tasks our volunteers perform.
The Eucharistic Ministry program is designed to meet the sacramental needs of Catholic patients. Eucharistic Ministers are assigned one or two units and will bring communion to the Catholic patients on those floors. Qualifications include; Being a practicing Roman Catholic, being kind and prayerful with patients, and being willing to be trained in pastoral skills. Shift times are flexible and can be tailored to your personal schedule.
Under the direction of the Volunteer Services Department, the Volunteer Escort Guides provide direction, assistance, information and wheelchair assistance to those in need of escorting to and from the patient pick up/drop off areas or within the buildings. They serve as a host to provide members with personalized services and Wayfinding. Wheelchair training is provided.
Responding to questions regarding courses offered, items for sale and educational materials for check out.
Visit Hospice patients in their homes and provide an added caring atmosphere to those in need. Specific training is required.
You will promote member satisfaction by greeting, directing and escorting members and visitors; solving problems, answering questions and delivering flowers. Computer training is provided when appropriate.
Individuals who want to help and knit and crochet baby hats, scarfs and lap blankets for patients receiving various treatments.
Set up light snacks and drinks for the parents and visitors of the newborn babies and inpatient Pediatrics Units.
Specific to those who have had a cardiac procedure. These volunteers communicate their experience in living happy and productive lives after heart surgery.
Volunteers play a musical instrument within specified hospital areas or play the grand piano in the Medical Office Building lobby.
Supporting Nursing staff to provide three day post-birth baby check up appointments.
Volunteers who sit beside the bed of a patient dying. Additional training provided. Volunteers must be 18 years and older.
Volunteers interact with patients in both the inpatient and our outpatient Pediatric waiting areas. Volunteers read to young members and patients; offer coloring books and crayons, and circulate a coffee and movie/book cart to pediatric inpatient rooms (must be 18 years of age and older).
Volunteers and their Certified Therapy Dog will visit patients in room. Specific qualifications and certifications apply.
Participate in a National Physician based Reading program designed to support reading at an early age. Read aloud to children in the Pediatric waiting rooms and help to coordinate the books within the program.
Provide support and assistance to patients, members, visitors and staff in various locations of the medical center.
Assist with a variety of tasks: computer input, filing, copying, as needed within the Volunteer Services department.
Assist patients, family members, visitors and staff in the various waiting areas of the medical center including the Main OR, Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Eye Surgery Center.