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Food 4 Health volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Hartford Hospital

  • 35 people are interested

The Hartford Hospital Food 4 Health program is a proactive approach to our mission of improving the health and healing of the people and communities we serve. This program provides patients with access to specific healthy food items, free of charge, prescribed by their Hartford Hospital doctors. You can read more about the Food 4 Health program here: https://www.ctpublic.org/news/2022-05-11/food-farmacy-opens-in-hartford-targets-food-insecurity-among-city-residents

We are looking for volunteers to assist in supporting this very important new program.(Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.) Volunteers assist with patient registration, maintaining adequate food supply in shelves and refrigerators, maintaining food signage, maintaining a clean environment, maintaining handouts, assisting patients to car/taxi with bags using a cart. Future duties may include recipe research, kitchen demonstration, nutrition education. We hope that our volunteers will assist in generating ideas to create an increasingly worthwhile program.

Volunteers are requested to volunteer a minimum of one shift per week (minimum of 3 hours), the same day/time each week. Shifts available: Monday 9am-3pm, Tuesday 2:00-7:00 p.m., or Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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About Hartford Hospital

Location:

80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT 06102, US

Mission Statement

To offer comprehensive services in an environment where innovation and teaching are integral to care; where we are proud to serve patients and one another; where meeting the challenge of complex medical needs is viewed as a defining competency; and where quality and safety of care are a constant.

Description

Hartford Hospital is central Connecticut's leading tertiary medical center with a world class medical staff, supported by over 7,000 extraordinary staff members and 1,000 volunteers. Hartford Hospital is the major teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut Medical School, serving the New England region. Our reputation for providing complex and innovative care to those in need is built on the foundation of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Our quality programs have continually been recognized for excellence by the Federal Government, US News and World Report, Solucient, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the National Cancer Institute, to name a few.

Hartford Hospital performed the first successful heart transplant in the state, and pioneered the use of robotics in surgery. We maintain the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and operate the state's only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Hunger
Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Hartford Hospital80 Seymour StreetHartford, CT 06102

(41.7658,-72.6722)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Customer Service
  • Food Service
  • Nutrition
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum one shift per week (same day/time each week) of at least 3 hours
  • Hartford Hospital requires all volunteers to have a current flu vaccine and a COVID vaccine with at least one booster.

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