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1600 SW 16th StreetGainesville, FL 32608


Title: Family Room Host

Purpose: To provide a friendly, non-hospital life atmosphere for Family Room Guests.

Status: Long-term Volunteer: 12 ? 16 hours/month; four month minimum commitment

Report to: Director of Volunteer Services

Function: Serve as host to guest families.

Duties and Responsibilities:
? Attend volunteer orientation, trainings and periodic refresher sessions.
? Greets and verifies that guest families sign in once per day.
? Monitors guest family sign-in sheet for discrepancies and unauthorized use of facilities.
? Maintains guest family records.
? Serves free snacks, drinks and fresh coffee.
? Quietly entertain children (siblings) with parents or guardians in the room.
? Cleans and disinfects all surfaces in kitchenette and waiting area.
? Maintains fresh linens for Quiet Room and monitors use.
? Answers telephone, perhaps relaying an important call from a healthcare professional.
? Monitors appropriate use of the computer.
? Reports all suspicious activity to hospital security.
? Assists program staff, as requested.

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

? Ability to commit to twelve hours per month with scheduled time off.
? Ability to follow program guidelines.
? Must have impeccable customer service skills.
? Ability to interact professionally with hospital staff.
? Must be compassionate and have excellent listening skills.
? Knowledge of food safety and infectious disease control guidelines.
? Must be responsible for locking all cabinet doors and returning keys to nurse’s station.
? Must work independently and with minimal supervision.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 ? 16 hours/month; four month minimum commitment

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