Want thank the men and women who gave the ultimate service to our country? The Erie VA Medical Center is looking for volunteers.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles, from working in the cafeteria to assisting veterans in using hospital technology.
Here are some options:
-Transport patients throughout the medical center. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
-Wash dishes, clean tables, and stock the dining room.
-Assist veterans navigate through the My HealtheVet website and educate them on what is offered on the website. Volunteers will be trained by the My HealtheVet contact person at the Erie VA Medical Center. Flexible days are available, and the hours needed are during the workday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
-Transport patients and residents from to the Chapel located on the 2nd floor on Saturdays at 6:45 p.m. to attend Catholic Mass beginning at 7:00 p.m.
-Move files and perform clerical duties for the Radiology staff. Volunteers are needed Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and must be able to push a minimum of 50 pounds at least 200 yards at a time. Related safety training will be provided by Radiology staff.
-Keep an eye on restless or high fall risk patients. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in all areas of the inpatient setting. Training will be provided.
-Assist patients with the GetWellNetwork televisions so that they can watch TV, movies and educational videos as well as gain access to the internet. Volunteers are needed Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until noon in Oncology (Red Team) on the first floor. Volunteers will be trained by Mike Baker, IPC Manager, located on the 2nd floor at the Erie VA Medical Center. He can be reached at 814-449-3669.
To get involved, contact the Voluntary Service Office at 814-860-2453 or 814-860-2454.
Image courtesy of the Erie VA Medical Center