Opportunities to Volunteer at Saddleback Memorial - San Clemente

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Clerical Support

Various departments. Assist staff with filing, photocopying, collating educational materials/correspondence, faxing, running errands for staff as needed.

When:
Monday - Friday

Shifts

One shift of 4 hours **times are flexible

Compassionate Listener

Provide patients and families with a friendly visitor. Volunteers need to be self-confident and skilled at reflective listening. Additional training required.

Requirements:
Must be over 21 years of age or older
When:
Daily

Shifts

One shift of 4 hours **times are flexible

Emergency Room Volunteers

Volunteers assist staff in the daily operation of the ER Department. Volunteer provides services that help maintain a friendly, calm and sympathetic atmosphere for patients and their families. Duties include photocopying, making beds and passing water, magazines and other comfort items. Must be a good communicator and be willing to have personable conversations with patients and their families. Well organized person who can handle a high paced environment.

Please note: Shift hours may vary at each medical center. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Office at the location nearest you.

Requirements:
Must be over 18 years of age or older

Escort & Messenger

Volunteers operate delivery service and run errands within the hospital for all departments of the medical center; such as transporting patients in wheel chairs, delivering flowers etc.

When:
Daily

Shifts

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hospice - Companion Visits

Volunteers make friendly visits to patient’s providing respite relief, companionship and emotional support for either family members or caregivers. Volunteers could be asked to run errands, grocery shop, prepare a meal, light housework, play cards, watch TV or read with the patient. They provide vigil with patients in their final hours. There is also a Legacy program that offers patients the opportunity to tell their life story and the volunteer transcribes the story in a written and recorded copy.

Visits are in patient’s homes, board and cares and assisted living facilities.

Please note: Additional requirements and training are needed for this program. For further inquiries, call (949) 452-7448.

Shifts
1-4 hours. Times are flexible due to the family’s needs and volunteer’s availability.

When:
Daily

Hospice - Hairdresser

Volunteers provide basic haircuts to patients on as needed bases.

Visits are in patient’s homes, board and cares and assisted living facilities.

Please note: Additional requirements and training are needed for this program. For further inquiries, call (949) 452-7448.

Shifts
1 – 1 ½ hours

When:
Monday - Friday

Hospice - Music Visits

Volunteers play soothing music with a small instrument to patients.

Visits are in patient’s homes, board and cares and assisted living facilities.

Please note: Additional requirements and training are needed for this program. For further inquiries, call (949) 452-7448.

Shifts
1 – 1 ½ hours.

When:
Monday - Friday

Hospice - Pet Therapy

Volunteer must have appropriate certification through a recognized Pet Therapy Association and should have a extroverted, mature, friendly, helpful personality and be willing to have personable conversations with staff, visitors and patients. Must have a warm and outgoing personality and must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.

Visits are in patient’s homes, board and cares and assisted living facilities.

Shifts
1 – 2 hours

Requirements:
Pet Therapy Certification
When:
Monday - Friday

Hospice - Pet Therapy Assistant

Volunteer will personally assist and escort Pet Therapy Teams into rooms, tracking visitors and hand sanitizing. Volunteer should have an extroverted, mature, friendly, helpful personality and be willing to have personable conversations with staff, visitors and patients. Must have a warm and outgoing personality and must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time.

Visits are in patient’s homes, board and cares and assisted living facilities.

Shifts
1 – 2 hours
Requirements:
Pet Therapy Certification
When:
Monday - Friday

Information Desks Volunteer

Volunteers must greet all visitors and staff and have an outgoing and friendly disposition. Volunteer serve as receptionists at information desk locations throughout the facility, directing visitors to areas in the hospital, answering telephones, giving information, receiving and coordinating deliveries for patients.

When:
Daily

Shifts

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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