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RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties

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The VA strives to Honor America' Veterans by providing exceptional healthcare that improves their health and well-being. Background check, fingerprinting, and TB test must be passed before volunteering can begin. Assignments are available in Palo Alto and Menlo Park

Escort Volunteers provide manpower in assisting hospital personnel in meeting the needs of patients. Volunteer shifts are Monday - Friday 8 am to Noon, and Noon to 4 pm. Looking for volunteers that are m ature, positive and service-oriented individuals; have the physical ability to withstand long periods of walking and standing. Must be able to communicate clearly in English, but bilingual skills are helpful; Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills; knowledge of effective infection control procedures; assertiveness-must be comfortable approaching busy staff members. Training is a s determined by the Chief, Volunteer Service. Volunteer responsibilities: Sign in, wear proper uniform and ID badge. Take calls for service requests. Transport patients (in accordenc with transport policies). Pick up and deliver specimens, medical records; run general errands as needed by hospital staff and patients.

Information desk volunteers greet and provide aid, direction and information to patients, visitors, and staff. volunteer shifts are Monday - Friday: 8 am to Noon; and Noon to 4 pm. Qualifications: Demonstrate good verbal communication skills. Volunteers should be mature, positive, service-oriented individuals. Good organizational and telephone skills. Maintain confidentiality of clients. Must be willing to learn and develop in a fast-paced professional setting. Have the ability to take the initiative and be flexible, assuming different roles as needed to provide comfort for patients and families in lobby waiting areas. Volunteers must be tactful in dealing with difficult people. Maintain good judgment at all times and dependable. Training Will be provided, by staff. Volunteers are expected to sign in, wear proper uniform and ID badge. Greet public in a friendly, courteous and professional manner. Give specific directions and instructions to patients and visitors. Volunteers will have the use of the computer, daily print-out census sheet, Voluntary Directory Manual. Pass out information literature to patients and visitors. Provide books/magazines to patients and visitors waiting. Help people who seem confused or lost to find the correct department for care. Maintain information and procedure manuals. Volunteers are responsible for keeping up on all changes that would affect his/her ability to give out information. Assist in locating and returning wheelchairs to Information Desk.

Recreation Assistant Volunteer will assist recreation staff with activities for patients in the Skilled Nursing Facility. Volunteer shifts are flexible. Qualifications: Mature, service-oriented individual, maintain confidentiality, reliable, ability to take initiative in providing support. Must be able to work with diverse population and must be able to communicate clearly in English. Training: As determined by the Chief of Volunteer Services. Responsibilities: Sign In, Wear ID Badge. Provide assistance and support to Recreation Staff (games, music, activities, etc)

Requirements: Background check, fingerprinting, and TB test. Assignments are available in Palo Alto and Menlo Park

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About RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties


Mills Peninsula Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, Ste 10, Burlingame, CA 94010, US

Mission Statement

RSVP is a nationwide network of experienced adults who contribute their time and talents to important programs that strengthen their communities. RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties is sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Health Services. RSVP is administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement.



RSVP provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental insurance while on duty, pre-service orientation, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.

Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


Mills Peninsula Senior Focus1720 El Camino Real, Ste. 10Burlingame, CA 94010



  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Office Reception
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Veteran Care


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tuberculosis test

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