Wilmington, Del. – (September 9, 2019) – Saint Francis Healthcare is looking for volunteers to enhance the experience
of patients, families and visitors by providing a range of hospitality
services. Current volunteer opportunities include:
Way Finder volunteers greet arriving patients, families and visitors, provide
wheelchairs and escort patients to their destinations. Volunteers also
deliver mail and flowers to patient floors. Volunteers are needed weekdays
and weekends for the main lobby and weekdays for on-campus office buildings.
Morning, afternoon and evening shifts are available.
Patient Care Area
Patient Care Area volunteers visit and converse with patients, providing
hospitality or comfort items such as snacks, beverages, blankets, magazines
and toiletries. Volunteers may also assist with phone calls, TV and menu
completion. Volunteers act as a liaison between patients, family and hospital
staff to make sure patients' needs — mind, body and spirit —
are met. Morning, afternoon weekday and weekend shifts are available.
Saint Francis Friends
Mature, empathetic Saint Francis Friends volunteers make friendly phone
calls to patients in their homes who may be lonely or just need someone
to talk with. Volunteers converse — they discuss current events,
families, friends and life experiences — and help to brighten patients'
days. If any medical or pastoral needs arise, Saint Francis Friends connect
patients with their nurse navigator/physician office or a chaplain/local
religious facility. Saint Francis Friends receive specialized training.
A background in healthcare or pastoral care may be helpful but is not
a requirement. Volunteers are needed weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
and the schedule is flexible.
Community Event volunteers help staff Saint Francis Healthcare information
tables at events, such as health fairs, conferences and festivals, distributing
information about the services at Saint Francis Healthcare. In addition,
volunteers may also help with special projects.
"Saint Francis is committed to serving and supporting our patients,
visitors and community with compassion and empathy in the spirit of the
gospel," said Ebony Brown, Director of Community Health and Well-Being
and Mission Integration. "Volunteers help provide the personal touch
and caring spirit that set Saint Francis apart and make us successful
in our mission to be a transforming and healing presence."
All volunteers must complete the volunteer screening process, which consists
of an interview, drug and TB testing at Saint Francis Hospital, background
screenings, and attendance at a hospital volunteer orientation. If you
are interested in volunteering or would like more information about volunteer
positions, please contact Dana Davis, volunteer services coordinator,
by phone at 302.421.4104, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete a
volunteer application from www.stfrancishealthcare.org.