Junior volunteers provide assistance in a variety of roles as described below. During their volunteer hours Junior volunteers may encounter patients, family members, physicians, hospital administration and medical staff.
Escort volunteers know every area of El Camino Hospital and respond to staff requests to deliver paperwork, lab samples, etc. to the desired location. When called, they also go up to patient rooms with wheelchairs, get the discharged patients and take them to their rides at the curb.
ED Greeters welcome patients and family/friends as they arrive in the Emergency Department (ED) and direct them to the ED Tech to fill out forms.
Information volunteers are the face of El Camino Hospital. These volunteers go the extra mile to answer questions of incoming patients and visitors, provide information and directions to hospital services, and maintain current list of patients to help the public visiting loved ones in the hospital.
Mother-baby volunteers assist patients, staff, and visitors in various ways, including serving as receptionist for visitors, assisting with paperwork, maintaining the patient refrigerator and snack supplies, assisting mothers with their menu choices, baking cookies for the unit, providing wheelchair transport for mothers visiting their babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and helping with patient discharges.
Patient Safety Volunteers
Patient Safety volunteers round on patients who are designated fall risks to make sure that all prescribed safety protocols are in place and liaise between patients and nursing staff.
See How to Become a Junior Auxiliary Volunteer for more information.