Volunteers interact with the families and visitors in the Intensive Care Waiting Rooms.
They are there to serve the unit, its patients, visitors and staff. The volunteer may take phone messages, check on patients conditions and act as a liaison between visitors, patients and staff.
The volunteer must have a great capacity for compassionate listening and be comfortable with a diverse patient/visitor population in stressful situations.
A good local knowledge of hotels, restaurants, and other amenities an out of town visitor may need would be very helpful.
Duke Hospital Volunteer Services, 919-681-5031
One full year, one day per week, four hours per week minimum. Students need to be 18 and commit to two semesters, one day per week, two to four hours per week
Duke University Hospital
As appropriate for duties, Fire and Safety Training and Confidentiality
Required with references, background check, and health review