Recreation Therapist Volunteer for Veterans at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Uptown Division


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Augusta VA Medical Center1 Freedom WayAugusta, GA 30904


1. Assignment Title: Recreation Therapist Volunteer (RTV)

2. Purpose of Assignment: To Be Determined

3. Tasks: Assist therapist with at least one or more activities:

* Day-time Bingo Caller-2G, Community Living Center (CLC)
* Thursday Evening Bingo Caller
* Movie Host 2G, CLC
* Escort Veterans to observe Musical Bridges and the Art Reach Program
* Escort Veterans to the Library, Canteen
* Assist with CLC Cookie Social
* Be a Buddy to a CLC Veteran

Volunteer may select activities that are most appealing
4. Time Commitment: Negotiable

5. Requirements
* Pass a background check
* Complete Volunteer Orientation
* Complete levels 3&4 of Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behaviors (PMDB) course for some activates

6. Training and Skill Development
* Initial and annual volunteer training.
* Assignment specific training
* Ability to: Carry supplies/push patients in wheelchairs/walk with patients/understanding of patients suffering with physical, mental limitations/ work independently/enjoy elder population/ proper PPE and hand washing techniques/patient dieting restrictions

7. Supervision Sherri Smith

Volunteer reports to:
Feedback: Annual written

8. Supporting policies
* VHA Handbook 1620.01
* Medical Center Policy MEMORANDUM NO. 119-14-01

10.Working Conditions
Where/what’s provided:
* Work Areas Include: Recreation Services, CLC, Domiciliary, Psychiatric Units
* Appropriate materials will be provided to complete tasks
* Education of patient population will be provided

11. Benefits
* Lunch provided for volunteers working a 4 or more hour shift.
* Structured recognition/awards program
* Annual Flu Shot at no cost
* Eligible to join credit union
* Make tax-free purchases in Canteen stor


  • Veteran Care

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