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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Community Services

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GREETER AND WAYFINDING VOLUNTEER AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

We are recruiting volunteers 55+ to be part of AmeriCorps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (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.

VOLUNTEER DUTIES:

Greet patients, families and visitors

- Provide wayfinding services as needed

- Collect, inventory, and sanitize equipment (i.e pagers, wheelchairs, etc)

- General office support: answer phones, retrieve faxes, assist in filing duties, scan documents

- Perform other duties as assigned (i.e delivery of flowers, mail, etc)

Maintain compliance with hospital and departmental standards in regard to competencies, confidentiality, safety and infection control:

  • Complete initial Volunteer Orientation and department specific training
  • Learn and know infection control, hospital safety and emergency procedures
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality regarding patients, families, staff and other volunteers
  • Maintain regular communication with Volunteer Services and assigned department supervisor
  • Maintain annual occupational health compliance

****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, warehouse assistant, furniture assemblers in a fully equipped build shop), reading/enrichment/tutoring/ mentorship groups, museums, and administrative positions throughout the Greater Tacoma, Puyallup, Graham, Lakewood and Gig Harbor Peninsula and Kitsap areas.

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!

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About Lutheran Community Services

Location:

223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Bridgeport WayLakewood, WA 98499

(47.1617,-122.50198)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Commit to four hours weekly

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