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AWISH - Sustainability in Healthcare Project

Our mission is to reduce landfill waste to decrease Healthcare's carbon footprint.

The primary aim of our project is to promote sustainable healthcare. Participants will sort, quality check, fold, and transport, retrieve, package, and ship unused, but clean operating room supplies to our partnered hospitals and clinics via a nonprofit organization, and sterile wrap for recycling. Clean medical equipment designated for single use in our hospitals is diverted from landfills for use in recipient countries. Recycling blue wrap will significantly reduce the landfill waste coming out of our operating rooms, reducing the environmental impact of delivering care, and turning waste into valuable material.

Our volunteers, 16 years and older, will be available for sorting, identifying, and packaging critical medical supplies. Volunteers must work effectively in a team and demonstrate good communication and leadership skills to lead more prominent groups. Attention to detail is essential to ensure sensitive equipment is packed correctly and safely for shipment to communities in need around the world. Volunteers can contribute meaningfully to improving global healthcare inequities and decreasing the carbon footprint of Stanford Children's Hospital.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Main Building

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Care-A-Van Driver

CARE-A-VAN for Kids Driver:
Care-A-Van for Kids is dedicated to providing rides to financially disadvantaged children and their families coming from South Bay locations to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. The program is intended to ensure that children easily access essential health care and to facilitate parents' participation during a child's hospital stay.

Volunteer drivers will pick-up the patient and at least one parent or guardian at their home and transport them to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, ensuring that all children 40 lb. or less and 4 years of age and under, are in care seats. The volunteer driver will wait for the appointment to end and transport the patient back to their home. NO OTHER STOPS WILL BE MADE.

Qualifications:
Minimum age of 21 years
Minimum four years driving experience
Minimum 1 year commitment
Able to relate well to patients and families under stress
Must provide copy of current California Driver's License
Must provide proof of automobile insurance— plus collision coverage
Adherence to dealer-recommended maintenance schedule

Scheduled Shifts:
At least 1 drive a month

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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FRL: Family Resource Library

Family Resource Library Volunteer
I. Department: Family Resource Library
II. Program Goal: To help patients, families, and staff access health resources and recreational books, and to support daily library activities.
III. Job Information:
JOB TITLE: Resource Library Volunteer
JOB LOCATION: Family Resource Center
SCHEDULE: 3hour shift one day a week Monday through Friday
SHIFT TIMES: 9am-11:30am, 1pm-3pm
SUPERVISORS: Vivian Lee & Lindsy Maldonado

IV. Qualifications:
Must have strong people skills AND be comfortable with technology. The ability to pay careful attention to detail and ability to follow instructions. Also needs to be well organized, flexible, independent, have good communication skills (bilingual a plus) and be able to work well with a diverse patron population. Volunteers may be asked to support and participate in any of the following job responsibilities below. A six-month commitment is required.

V. Job Responsibilities:
· Family Resource Library: Greet and orient library visitors and assist them in locating materials. Maintain usage statistics, record patron information, check resources in and out, re-shelve and re-file returned resources, straighten and order books on shelves/carts, make photocopies of requested materials, read books to patients and siblings, collect books back from book drop boxes, drop off books to the bedside, and help with special projects when feasible.
o Volunteers may also be asked to teach patrons how to access digital library resources.
o Volunteers will deliver books to the NICU biweekly for giveaway.

VI. Orientation/Training
After completing the general volunteer orientation and initial resource library interview and orientation, resource library staff will provide a 3 hour, individualized, hands-on and supervised training of the job's daily responsibilities. Follow-up training will be provided at each of the next three scheduled work shifts. A Family Library Volunteer Manual is maintained and updated for easy reference guide to volunteer policies and procedures. Periodic in services are provided at which volunteer contributions are recognized and acknowledged, and changes in policies and procedures are discussed.

VII. Age-Specific Competencies
· Demonstrates ability to provide age-appropriate services, both physical and emotional based on individual needs.
· Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and relate well to staff and families.
· Shows sensitivity in handling and working with infants.
· Demonstrates the ability to problem solve.
· Demonstrates the ability to function as a team.
AGES SERVED: ______ Neonates
__X____ Pediatric
__X____ Adolescent
__X____ Adult
__X____ Geriatrics
_______N/A

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Main Building

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FRL: Reading Buddies-Inpatient

Reading Buddies:
Program Goal/Objectives:
To provide reading aloud and storytelling activities for patients and their families in the inpatient care units.

III. Job Information:
Job Location: Family Resource Library (ground floor next to the treatment center in the main building) with circulation throughout the inpatient units.
Schedule: 2-3 hr. shifts mornings & afternoons, Monday-Friday, 10-12pm & 1-3 pm
Supervisors: Vivian Lee and Lindsy Maldonado

IV. Qualifications:
Must have strong people skills (bilingual a plus) and willingness to work in an often emotionally sensitive and busy setting. Must be a self-starter who is also willing to follow instructions and handle some clerical tasks with careful attention to detail. An understanding of child development and an enthusiasm for reading and storytelling are essential.

V. Age-Specific Competencies:
· Demonstrates ability to provide age-appropriate services, both physical and emotional based on individual needs.
· Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively and relate well to staff and families.
· Shows sensitivity in handling and working with infants.
· Demonstrates the ability to problem solve.
· Demonstrates the ability to function as a team.

AGES SERVED: ______ Neonates
__X____ Pediatric
__X____ Adolescent
__X____ Adult
__X____ Geriatrics
_______N/A

VI. Job Responsibilities:
· Visit assigned patients on inpatient units and read to them, age-appropriate books at the bedside.
· Interact with patients and their families, providing books and play activities whenever appropriate.
· Maintain channels of communication with library staff.

VII. Orientation/Training:
After completing both general volunteer orientation and the library interview and orientation, library staff will arrange a 2 hour, individualized, hands-on training with a volunteer "partner" already in the program. Periodic in-services are provided at which volunteer contributions are recognized, acknowledged, and changes in policies and procedures are discussed. All volunteers are encouraged to attend. Also a Library Volunteer Manual is maintained and updated as an easy reference to volunteer policies and procedures.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -Main & West Building

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop:
The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Gift Shop is run by the Roth Auxiliary. All Gift Shop proceeds are donated back to the hospital to cover the cost of uncompensated care that allows any child to receive needed medical care regardless of their family's financial situation. Retail staff in hospital gift shop - provides an important service for patients, families, visitors and staff. You do not need to be a member of the auxiliary to volunteer in the Gift Shop.

Qualifications:
-Minimum commitment of 6 months
-Ability to communicate effectively and work with diverse clientele
-Ability to stand for long periods of time
-Ability to count money
-Basic Computer skills are helpful

Scheduled Shifts:
Shift: weekly, 2-4 hours

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital - Main Building

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OPE: Hospitality

As a Hospitality Volunteer - Patient Experience Ambassador, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our public waiting areas and family lounges are in top condition, providing a pleasant and comforting atmosphere for patients and their loved ones. Your responsibilities will include:

1. Welcoming Atmosphere: Create a welcoming and inviting environment for patients and families by ensuring waiting areas and lounges are clean, organized, and well-maintained.

2. Interactions with Patients and Families: Be a source of comfort and support for patients and their families. Offer assistance, answer questions, and provide information about amenities and services available.

3. Collaboration with Facilities Staff: Work closely with our facilities staff to address any maintenance or cleanliness issues promptly. Report any concerns and coordinate with the team to ensure a safe and pleasant environment.

4. Technology Support: Assist patients and families with basic information technology needs, such as connecting to Wi-Fi, using charging stations, or accessing hospital information through digital platforms.

5. Liaison with Nurses: Collaborate with our nursing staff to identify specific patient needs or concerns related to the waiting areas and lounges. Ensure that any special accommodations are met promptly.

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -Main & West Building

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Rehab Services: PT/OT/SLP

Stanford Children's Health is committed to extraordinary care, continual learning and breakthrough discoveries. Our vision is to heal humanity through science and compassion, one child and family at a time.

By volunteering within the Rehabilitation Department, you have an amazing opportunity to play an integral role in helping us realize this vision while gaining invaluable clinical and professional exposure. You will see firsthand the patient and family-centered care and service from our teams in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology.
Access to excellence starts with people just like you.

Our volunteer opportunities exist at our locations in Menlo Park, Sunnyvale, and Pleasanton.

Volunteer Description

Volunteers will complete tasks such as: sanitizing and washing of toys, equipment, mats and dishes used by patients. They will also organize treatment areas and rooms by restocking linen, therapy toys and food items. Volunteers will complete administrative tasks such as copying, laminating, and filing. Volunteers may have occasional opportunities to work with or observe therapists working with patients and their families.

Requirements:

-Volunteers will need to go through a separate interview with Rehabilitation Services before approval

-Minimum age of 18 years

-Able to respectfully communicate with individuals of diverse cultures, various physical capabilities, and diagnoses

-Comfortable working around children of all ages

-Able to maintain a consistent time schedule for at least 6 months

-Self-Starter, able to work autonomously and willing to take direction

-Flexible, punctual and reliable

Scheduled Shifts:
Monday - Friday, 2-4-hour shift, 1 day a week

Facilities: Stanford Children's Health Outpatient Clinics

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Trained Cuddler WAITLIST

The staff of the neonatal units acknowledge the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of each infant in the high technology environment. Our Cuddlers assist us in providing the caring touch and nurturance that is essential to optimize human social development.

This program recruits approximately 30 volunteers, once a year. To be placed on the waitlist, you must first register and complete the orientation and complete the interview and onboarding process. Currently, the waitlist is at least 2 years long.

Qualifications
Minimum age of 21 years
Minimum commitment of 1 year
Emotional maturity, good interpersonal skills
Good physical health
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Sensitivity, open mind, commitment and dependability
Assertive and flexible

Scheduled Shifts:
3 - 4 hour shift, 1 day a week
5:00AM - 1:00AM, Monday through Sunday

Facilities: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital -West Building

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