Local college students looking for volunteer opportunities are invited to help the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) Auxiliary & Volunteer Services Department with two programs this fall.
The first way students at local colleges and universities can help is through the Safe Send-Off College Student Volunteer Program, where student volunteers will provide non-nursing assistance to patients at PCRMC.
The volunteers will assist PCRMC staff with escorting discharged patients safely from their room to their ride home. Volunteers will be trained on proper wheelchair procedures.
For students interested in this program, three-hour volunteer shifts need to be filled from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m. seven days a week.
The second way college students can volunteer at PCRMC this fall is through the Nursery Cuddler College Student Volunteer Program. In this program, student volunteers will work with the Obstetrics Department to help hold infants who need more support. These college students will gain experience through rocking and consoling neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) babies.
These volunteers will be taught how to keep babies swaddled. They also will be trained on how to perform a two-minute hand scrub and how to decrease environmental stimulation of infants. In addition, they will be educated on the importance of pacifiers.
Volunteers in this program will be required to complete two hours of job shadowing with a mother/baby nurse. Four-hour volunteer shifts need to be filled 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
College students who want to volunteer for either program must first apply and attend one of two orientations. These orientations have been scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 1-3 p.m. or Tuesday, August 29, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. in Private Dining Room 1 at PCRMC, 1000 West 10th Street, Rolla.
In addition, online learning modules are required prior to volunteering.
Both of these college volunteer programs will start Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.
For a volunteer application or for more information, contact Franz Kindel at 573-458-7553 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.pcrmc.com/Career-Opportunities/Volunteer-Opportunities.