The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Emergency Department volunteer opportunity provides Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physician Assistant, & Pre-Nursing students with the ability to gain hands-on experience and hours within the rural, often fast-paced, Emergency Department setting. As an ED volunteer, you would be expected to greet and interact with patients in the lobby, assist the ED staff with rooming patients, clean and sterilize patient rooms upon discharge, transport labs to the onsite outpatient laboratory, assist with stocking medical supplies, and aide the techs, nurses, and physicians as necessary. The opportunity allows the student to gain exceptional experience and exposure to the field of emergency medicine.