Milton Rosa-Ortiz,
Patient Care Volunteer

"There was a patient who only spoke Russian and needed help at meal times. We developed a relationship and would communicate in a kind of sign language. On the day she was discharged she signed to me, 'You are like the sun.' That is what I love, to bring a little light to people when they are in a dark place."

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Patient Care Program

Patient Care
As a patient care volunteer, you will gain hands-on experience on a hospital nursing unit. Volunteers are trained to feed, transport, provide comfort and communicate with patients of all ages. They will be responsible for pharmacy and lab rounds, responding to call bells, and patient and family requests. Working as part of the nursing team, volunteers have an opportunity to enhance the quality of life of hospitalized patients. This program is ideal for volunteers considering a health profession.

Minimum time: Two, four hour shifts per week for a minimum of six months and 150 hours of service.

Available shifts: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:00-4:00 pm, 4:00-8:00 pm seven days a week*

* One weekday shift required.

Project Best Suited for:
Career-Minded Individuals, College Students, Pre-Med Students, Post Baccs, Nursing Students and Working Professionals