Mercy Volunteer Opportunities
Here are the codes used in the volunteer descriptions below:
D = Monday-Friday days
W = Saturday or Sunday
AM = Morning
PM = Afternoon
Eve = After 4:00 p.m.
F = Flexible
= Current Opportunities
ARTHRITIS TREATMENT CENTER AT MERCY OAKWOOD [2-4 hours a month/F]
Volunteers provide general assistance to Affinity Health System/Bio-Med Services with the disassembly of electronic equipment to make certain their components are disposed of in the proper waste stream.
CARING COMPANION [Averages 4 hours per match/F]
|CENTRAL SUPPLY STICKERING [D/F]|
Volunteers put sticker labels on central supply items.
CHILDREN'S SCREENING SERVICES [F]
|CLEANING ATTENDANT [D]|
Volunteers wipe handrails with disinfectant or provide other basic cleaning services.
CLERICAL/COMPUTER ENTRY VOLUNTEERS [F]
|COFFEE CART [D/AM]|
Volunteers provide refreshments to families of patients on units within the building. Duties include preparing coffee, setting up coffee cart, going on rounds.
|COUNSELOR ASSISTANT [F]|
Volunteers support counselors in preparation for and during Group Therapy meetings for persons recovering from drug addiction.
|CRAFT AREA [F]|
Volunteers create crafts, knit or sew items for sale in the Gift Shop for special events, or to be given as gifts to newborns/patients/families. Different areas include Projects, Happy Flowers and Tray Favors, newborn hats and lap quilts.
|EMERGENCY ROOM [F]|
Volunteers assist Emergency department staff, patients and visitors with a variety of duties to enhance the customer service in Emergency Services.
Volunteers provide opportunities for patient expression, participation and social reintegration.
Volunteers deliver supplies and equipment to and from nursing units, ancillary departments and support services. Volunteers provide wheelchair transport of patients from unit discharge to car at entrance of the hospital. Duties also include the pick up and delivery of late food trays from the Serving Kitchen. Mailings and other projects may be requested by staff as needed. Volunteers assist visitors with patient information, directions, and delivery of mail/flowers as needed. (This position is especially good for students, teens, and those who want the opportunity to observe health care professionals)
||EUCHARISTIC MINISTER [F]|
Volunteers distribute the Sacrament of the Eucharist to patients, as assigned by the spiritual services staff. Volunteers also assist with church services when requested.
|FIELD STUDENT VOLUNTEER [F]|
Student volunteers interact with prospective volunteers, assist with routine office procedures, possibly work on a special committee planning, evaluating and re-engineering a volunteer assignment or process within the Volunteer Services or Patient Access department.
|FOOD SERVICE AIDE [F]|
Provides food prep assistance in the food service kitchen two hours once per week.
|GIFT SHOP [D/EVE)/Sat(PM)/Sun(PM)]|
Volunteers greet customers, handle sales via money/checks/credit cards, replenish the candy supply, deliver gifts or flowers to patients, and dust or straighten as needed.
|INFORMATION DESK [D/AM/PM]|
Volunteers greet and provide information to visitors and Mercy patients. Duties include answering information phone, sorting and delivering mail, delivering flowers, providing wheelchair transport when needed, and keeping the lobby area tidy.
I. V. INFUSION THERAPY [D/AM]
|LIBRARY SERVICES [D/F]|
Volunteers assist library personnel with routine filing, shelving of library materials and photocopying.
|MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTOR [F/weekly]|
Volunteers distribute new magazines and brochures and recycle old to provide current reading materials and information to visitors and patients in designated areas throughout the hospital.
|MAGAZINE SORTER [Once a month]|
Volunteers sort and label magazines to provide current reading materials to visitors and patients.
MAILROOM CLERK [D]
Volunteers support mailroom staff in the managing, sorting, and delivery of incoming mail.
|MERCY OAKWOOD INFORMATION DESK [D/AM/PM]|
Volunteers greet and provide information to visitors and patients. Duties include answering desk telephone, providing wheelchair assist when needed and keeping the lobby area tidy.
|MUSIC MINISTRY [D/EVE/W]|
Volunteers provide patients with spiritual enrichments through music. Individual and/or small groups welcome. Music enrichment may be provided on an individual or small group of patients or in a church service setting.
OUTPATIENT TESTING [D/AM/Tue, Wed & Thurs PM]
|PASSPORT 55 [D/AM/PM]|
Volunteers assist with office procedures such as tabulating statistics, answering phones, scheduling appointments, taking messages, answering questions about Passport 55 program, registering new members, and making photocopies.
PATIENT ACCESS - ER RECEPTION [EVE/W]
|PET THERAPY [D/EVE/W/F]|
Volunteers provide an opportunity for patients, staff and visitors to experience the socialization, entertainment and other benefits that contact with an animal may have, and specific to each patient's needs and interests. All pets must conform to the standards set forth by Therapy Dogs Incorporated.
|PHARMACY [D/AM/PM or EVE]|
Volunteers provide support to pharmacy staff while gaining knowledge and experience in a pharmacy. Duties include receiving drug orders, identifying orders, prioritizing and relaying orders to pharmacist for processing, assisting with clerical functions, and other duties under supervision.
|PHYSICAL THERAPY [D/AM/PM/EVE]|
Volunteers supplement the physical rehab staff with the Physically Challenged and P.E.A.C.E. exercise programs or by doing routine non-patient care duties such as errands, patient transport, and in therapy treatment area preparations.
|POTTED PLANT MAINTENANCE [D/F]|
The Volunteers duties in this area involve watering, fertilizing, polishing, possible insecticide application, pruning, dusting and re-potting of Mercy’s plants in main public areas. The time frame for this position is flexible and would require about 4 hours per week.
RADIOLOGY TECH ASSISTANT [D/AM]
Volunteer duties include assisting the Radiology staff with other errands or tasks that require limited knowledge about radiology and are easily understood by the volunteer and supervised by a radiology staff member.
|RECEPTION DESK [D/AM/PM]|
Volunteer duties include greeting, giving information/directions to visitors, registering patients, escorting patients to outpatient waiting areas, to their rooms, or to emergency. Various office duties, e.g. answering phones, filing.
|SHORT TERM PROJECTS [F]|
Volunteer for a one-time event or project such as the Mercy Foundation golf outing, or a collating and mailing project.
|SURGERY and PROCEDURES ESCORT [D/AM]|
Volunteers assist the surgical staff by escorting patients and family to procedure areas.
|TOUR GUIDE [F]|
Volunteers conduct tours for groups of children or other guests throughout the hospital.
|TRANSPORT SERVICE [D/AM/PM]|
Volunteers deliver supplies and equipment to and from nursing units, ancillary departments and support services. Volunteers provide wheelchair transport of patients from unit of discharge to car at hospital entrance. Duties also include pick up and delivery of meal trays from the serving kitchen, running errands, mailings and other projects as requested.
|UNIT VOLUNTEER [D/E/F]|
Volunteers provide light clerical duties and provide general assistance including assisting nursing staff with non-medical aspects of care in the areas of Birthplace, Behavioral Health and Patient Care Unit 2(Cardiac and Major Med.) and Patient Care Unit 1 (Orthopaedic). Specific requirements may apply.
|WHEELCHAIR MAINTENANCE [D/AM]|
Volunteers provide assistance to maintenance staff with routine preventative maintenance on wheelchairs, carts, etc., and other related functions.