Opportunities for qualified volunteers include offering communion, assisting with Sunday worship and supporting the pastoral care team.
Pet Therapy infuses the atmosphere with positive energy. Bring your dog for an hour or two and see the smiles on the faces of patients and staff.
Being a Physical/Occupational Therapy volunteer is a great way to get exposure to the profession while supporting the therapists who provide patient care. Whether you are a student considering a healthcare career or an adult looking for an opportunity to give of yourself to others, being a therapy volunteer may be the right fit for you. You will work with therapists in treatment sessions, talk with patients, make copies, organize files and gym equipment.
Speech therapy volunteers assist patients with a variety of activities related to their treatment program. Duties can include helping patients complete speech therapy computer programs and review of home activities. Volunteers will be assigned a patient to work with and will receive training specific to that patient's needs. Additional duties may include assisting speech-language pathologists with copying, filing, and organization of materials. This is a good opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in speech therapy.
Volunteers provide fun and stimulating activities while having the opportunity to meet new and interesting people. Therapeutic Recreation staff strives to increase or maintain patients' participation in recreation. Staff utilize leisure-based activities based on patient preferences to provide opportunities for skill acquisition and enhancement as well as explore newly identified interests. Volunteers can assist with Baking Club, Garden Club, Art Club, Book Club, Bowling Group, Table Top Games Group, and Craft Group. Volunteers can also assist with bedside activities for patients with limited out of bed opportunities. Examples include: playing video games, board games, painting nails, social visits, assistance with computer activities, and letter writing to name a few. Opportunities with children are also available, assisting with fun and interesting activities such as reading books, playing games, rocking babies, and helping out with a variety of group activities such as music, crafts, and various play-based programs.