what volunteers do
Volunteers at Dayton Children's assist in more than 50 different departments in the hospital. Volunteer tasks can vary from helping with a child life craft time, greeting patient families or doing data entry. While we do our best to place volunteers with a position that they desire we cannot always guarantee their first choice. The volunteer services department works hard to match each volunteer to the most appropriate job based upon their skills and current needs and availability.
Some examples of volunteer activities include:
Assist the child life specialists in the activity rooms, patient room or other areas.
Welcome and assist families and patients with directions, questions and facilitating other needs.
Taking patients and families to a designated area for treatment.
various clerical opportunities
Office-type duties that vary according to assignment.
Assist with presurgery paperwork, escorting patients when discharged and help with waiting area duties.
Sit in a room to provide company to a patient when their primary caregiver is unable to be there.