College Student Volunteer Opportunities – Summer 2019

College Student Volunteer Opportunities – Summer 2019

Reminder – You can only sign up for ONE program interview

Arts & Health at Duke – Request the Arts

LOCATION: Baker House, Room 295, Durham, NC  27710
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
MINIMUM HOURS PER WEEK REQUIRED: Must complete 50-100 hours over 10 weeks between May and August.  Weekly hours must average a minimum of 5 hours per week.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Volunteers assemble and deliver craft kits to hospital inpatients on request and as directed by Arts & Health staff. Volunteers may also facilitate a craft project with individual patients on request, or as assigned. Volunteers may assist with installing and taking down art exhibits and other similar tasks.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
Interpersonal Competencies: Service Orientation; Social Skills; Cultural Competence; Teamwork; Oral Communication.  
Intrapersonal Competencies: Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others; Reliability and Dependability; Resilience and Adaptability; Capacity for Improvement

Children's Programs

LOCATION: Duke University Hospital – 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC  27710; 5th floor in the Children’s Playroom
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
MINIMUM HOURS PER WEEK REQUIRED: Must complete 75 hours over 10 weeks between May and August.  Weekly hours must average a minimum of 7 hours per week.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm; 1:30 to 4:00 pm; 6:00 to 8:30 pm;
Fridays; 9:30 to 12:00 am; 1:30 to 4:00 pm;
Saturday; 1:30 to 4:00 pm  
Sunday; 1:30 to 4:00 pm
 
Child and Adolescent Life Program (Child Life): Volunteers supervise and facilitate individual and groups of children in the playroom during scheduled play periods, which may include facilitating activities with board games, Nintendo Wii, arts/crafts, reading, and other appropriate areas of interest and imaginative play.  Volunteers may also assist with recreational activities with children at the bedside as assigned.
 
Pediatric Clinic: Volunteers provide a positive distraction for patients and families by playing with or reading to children and their families who are waiting for appointments.  Volunteers will use age-appropriate toys, games and art to provide a positive clinic experience.  Volunteers also provide support for families by responding appropriately to questions and concerns.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
Interpersonal Competencies: Service Orientation; Social Skills; Cultural Competence; Teamwork; Oral Communication.  
Intrapersonal Competencies: Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others; Reliability and Dependability; Resilience and Adaptability; Capacity for Improvement.

Children’s Arts for Life

LOCATION: Duke University Hospital – 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC  27710; 5th floor in the Children’s Playroom
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
MINIMUM HOURS PER WEEK REQUIRED: Must complete 75 hours over 10 weeks between May and August.  Weekly hours must average a minimum of 8 hours per week.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays;  9:00 am to 1:00 pm; 1:00 to 5:00 pm

The Arts for Life volunteer will provide caring, non-medical support services to pediatric patients and their families receiving treatment at Duke Children’s Health Center and Duke Children’s Hospital.  Volunteers will provide educational art activities, appropriate for patients of all ages and abilities, in clinic waiting areas, treatment rooms, the Connection Room, and inpatient rooms.

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Interpersonal Competencies: Service Orientation; Social Skills; Cultural Competence; Teamwork; Oral Communication.  
Intrapersonal Competencies: Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others; Reliability and Dependability; Resilience and Adaptability; Capacity for Improvement.

Concierge Program

LOCATION: Various information desks at Duke Clinic, Cancer Center, Duke Medicine Pavilion, and Duke University Hospital.
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
MINIMUM HOURS PER WEEK REQUIRED: Must complete 50-100 hours over 10 weeks between May and August.  Weekly hours must average a minimum of 5 hours per week.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS:  
Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; Any time between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This program allows our volunteers an unprecedented opportunity to work with our professional Patient Concierge staff, learning how to offer the highest level of service to patients and families.  Volunteers may personally guide and direct patients to appointments, provide important information, directions and wayfinding to patients and families, help patients and families locate resources or direct them to the appropriate source if they have a problem or question. Volunteers are expected to offer a very high level of customer service, serving as an extension of the professional team.  

CORE COMPETENCIES:
Interpersonal Competencies: Service Orientation; Social Skills; Cultural Competence; Teamwork; Oral Communication.  
Intrapersonal Competencies: Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others; Reliability and Dependability; Resilience and Adaptability; Capacity for Improvement.

Patient Experience Volunteer

LOCATION: Various locations throughout Duke University Hospital campus.
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Rising Sophomores, Juniors
MINIMUM HOURS PER WEEK REQUIRED: Must complete 50-100 hours over 10 weeks between May and August.  Weekly hours must average a minimum of 6 hours per week.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday;  8:00 to 11:00 am, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 2:00 to 5:00 pm, 5:00 to 8:00 pm; 

The Patient Experience Volunteers provide support services, of a non-clinical nature on select nursing units, to enhance the patient care experience.  Volunteers assist in answering call lights; conduct rounds on new patients; notify clinical staff or patient relations as appropriate to address concerns; visit with patients – read, write letters, play games, assist with phone calls, etc.; offer to help wash hands for those who cannot get out of bed; other basic duties as reviewed and authorized by nursing staff and volunteer services/coordinator. 
 
CORE COMPETENCIES: 
Interpersonal Competencies: Service Orientation; Social Skills; Cultural Competence; Teamwork; Oral Communication.  
Intrapersonal Competencies: Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others; Reliability and Dependability; Resilience and Adaptability; Capacity for Improvement.

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program – PBMT

LOCATION: Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit – 5200; 2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
MINIMUM HOURS PER WEEK REQUIRED: Must complete 50-100 hours over 10 weeks between May and August.  Weekly hours must average a minimum of 6 hours per week.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS:   
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays, Saturday, Sunday; 12:00 to 3:00 pm; 2:30 to 5:30 pm or 5:00 to 8:00 pm

PBMT volunteers work on the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, which is a 16 bed, critical care, isolation unit. Volunteers engage patients in play at the bedside or in the connection playroom, decorate unit--including theme weeks, birthdays, and patient door decorations—walk laps with patients in the hallway (push in cars, pull in wagons) and provide respite to PBMT caregivers. Volunteers will also properly clean the playroom and used toys, and assist with scheduled activities with guidance of Patient Engagement Coordinator.

CORE COMPETENCIES: 
Interpersonal Competencies: Service Orientation; Social Skills; Cultural Competence; Teamwork; Oral Communication.  
Intrapersonal Competencies: Ethical Responsibility to Self and Others; Reliability and Dependability; Resilience and Adaptability; Capacity for Improvement

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