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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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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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