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Santa Clara Volunteer Opportunities

Address
1st Floor, Dept 164
710 Lawrence Expy
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Contact Us
408-851-1731
KP-Volunteer-Santaclara@kp.org


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Provide blood pressure screening to those requesting their blood pressure taken.

Cardiac Procedure Unit

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.

CARING COMMUNITY

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 Department

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.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY

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.

GREETER/ESCORT

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.

HEALTH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (Adult, Women’s and Pediatrics)

Responding to questions regarding courses offered, items for sale and educational materials for check out.

HOSPICE

Visit Hospice patients in their homes and provide an added caring atmosphere to those in need. Specific training is required.

INFORMATION DESK

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.

KNITTERS/CROCHETERS

Individuals who want to help and knit and crochet baby hats, scarfs and lap blankets for patients receiving various treatments.

LABOR AND DELIVERY AND PEDIATRIC REFRESHMENT ROOMS

Set up light snacks and drinks for the parents and visitors of the newborn babies and inpatient Pediatrics Units.

MENDED HEARTS

Specific to those who have had a cardiac procedure. These volunteers communicate their experience in living happy and productive lives after heart surgery.

MUSIC ENHANCEMENT

Volunteers play a musical instrument within specified hospital areas or play the grand piano in the Medical Office Building lobby.

NEWBORN CLUB

Supporting Nursing staff to provide three day post-birth baby check up appointments.

NO ONE DIES ALONE (NODA)

Volunteers who sit beside the bed of a patient dying. Additional training provided. Volunteers must be 18 years and older.

PEDIATRIC ACTIVITIES

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).

PET VISITATION

Volunteers and their Certified Therapy Dog will visit patients in room. Specific qualifications and certifications apply.

REACH OUT AND READ

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.

SERVICE ROUNDERS

Provide support and assistance to patients, members, visitors and staff in various locations of the medical center.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Assist with a variety of tasks: computer input, filing, copying, as needed within the Volunteer Services department.

WAITNG ROOM VOLUNTEERS

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.