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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT LAKEWOOD HOPSITAL - AGE 55+
ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Community Services
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1 person is interested
Looking for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers age 55+ Pleae see information below volunteer opportunities regarding RSVP.
Please see additional information below about our program.
Volunteers assist in exceeding our standards in customer service and patient satisfaction. They support the enhancement of patient advocacy throughout the healthcare system in conjunction with the professional staff. They meet, greet and welcome patients and visitors while creating a warm, friendly and caring environment. They also interact with patients, family members and visitors in a caring and professional manner and identify the customers’ needs and work toward exceeding their expectations. Assists staff with administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.
Volunteers are encouraged to commit to one, 4 hour shift per week, Sunday through Saturday
Proof of COVID vaccination is required. Please bring this documentation to the hospital orientation that you will attend before volunteering.
ANIMAL ASSISTED ACTIVITES - Bring smiles, comfort, and distraction to our patients and staff with your certified Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International dog or mini horse.
CONCIERGE CART - Connect with patients while bringing items and services to the patient's bedside via a mobile cart.
INFUSION CENTER - Nurture, supporty and serve patients or family at our Out patient Infusion Center through wayfinding, assisting in the Family Resource Centers of visiting patient-family members through rounding.
STAFF SUPPORT - Provide meaningful sppoert to our staff through projects like assembling patient welcome/education packets, lab kits, data entry, and reception.
THERAPEUTIC MUSIC - Provide a warm, comforting, friendly, and calm atmosphere by playing instrumental music for patients and families in hospital comnon areas anb in patient room.s
VOLUNTEER COMPANION - Provide empathy and emotional support by spending individual tinme visitring with the paiennt or family.
WAYFINDING - Hospitals are often complex facilities; provide support to our patients, families, and caregivers by helping alleviate the stress of navigating through the facility as an escort or tour guide.
****INFORMATION ABOUT THE AMERICORPS SENIORSVOLUNTEER PROGRAM***
The AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and older. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and over have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.
RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches their personal interests with opportunities to serve in their communities.
Current RSVP volunteer positions include local food banks, congregate meal sites, non-profit thrift stores (shopping assistants, sorters, etc.) reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship groups in schools,, museums, and administrative positions throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham, Lakewood and Gig Harbor Peninsula.
We are continually bringing on new and unique volunteer opportunities that help our community.
RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.
Are you INTERESTED or have questions? Please email or call and we will mail or email an RSVP application for you to complete.
We look forward to having you as an RSVP volunteer!
About Lutheran Community Services
223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US
Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in Pierce and Kitsap County, focuses on services for seniors, including Caregiver Support, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Friends, and Senior Companion Program. In addition, the Kitsap County office has a Navy Respite program and the Pierce County Office has a Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program, and Senior Media Services.
Bridgeport WayLakewood, WA 98499
November 6, 2023
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 55
- Commit to four hours weekly