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Service Opportunities at UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health Volunteer Services

Art Cart Volunteers
Take the Art Cart around the units to allow patients, visitors and guests to express themselves through painting, drawing, braiding, sculpture or origami. Must have an ability and desire to show others how to create these crafts. Training is available for volunteers who are interested. The Art Cart visits both inpatient and outpatient areas within the hospital. Other types of crafts are welcomed upon approval of the volunteer manager. Monday – Friday, 9a-1p, 1p-4p and 4p-7p

Chemotherapy Unit
Deliver lunches, snacks, refreshments, blankets, etc. to patients while undergoing chemotherapy treatments as advised by nursing staff. Make and maintain all coffee pots, restock coffee supplies and crackers for patients and guests. Visit with patients to ensure all of their needs are being met. Ask staff if there is a patient who would enjoy company; read to or simply sit with patient to provide comfort. Perform other duties as assigned. Monday – Friday, 10:30a-2:30p

Guest Services
Greet visitors and patients assisting them to their destination. Answer phone calls promptly, accurately and professionally. Respond to all questions regarding patient information such as room numbers and other requests. Review all updated information at the beginning of the shift to provide the most current information. Escort visitors to various areas and departments within the hospital. Maintain various logs such as Vendor Sign-In. Deliver mail, flowers and other items to patient rooms. Perform other duties as assigned. Monday – Sunday, 8a-12p, 12p-4p, 4p-8p. Other additional hours available based on need.

Inpatient Oncology – VIPS
Distribute snacks or refreshments to patients as advised by nursing staff. Help manage video library and patient education care materials; make patient charts, staff reception desk, duties to include answering telephones, delivery duties as needed. Deliver complimentary books, magazines and other items to patients as requested. Visit with patients. Ask staff if there is a patient who would enjoy company; read to or simply sit with patient to provide comfort. Answer call lights to bring items to patient rooms after checking with the nurse. Perform other duties as assigned. Monday – Sunday, 8a-12p, 12p-4p, 4p-8p. Other additional hours available based on need.

Surgical Oncology - VIPS
Distribute snacks or refreshments to patients as advised by nursing staff. Help manage video library and patient education care materials; make patient charts, staff reception desk, duties to include answering telephones, delivery duties as needed. Deliver complimentary newspaper/magazines to patients as requested. Visit with patients. Ask staff if there is a patient who would enjoy company; read to or simply sit with patient to provide comfort. Answers call lights to bring items to patient rooms after checking with the nurse. Perform other duties as assigned. Monday – Sunday, 8a-12p, 12p-4p, 4p-8p. Other additional hours available based on need.



Service Opportunities with the Cancer Support Community at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health

Requirements:

  • 4-16 hours a week, typically M-F, with some events requiring presence on a weekend
  • Adults over 18 years of age
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook and Internet preferred, but not required
  • Desire and willingness to learn about a new way of giving support to patients and their families

Essential Functions:
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is part of the Integrative Medicine Department. CSC volunteers are responsible for assisting with various office tasks, social support groups, and informational services. The Cancer Support Community provides free support services to any person impacted by cancer in a four county area (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake). Functions depend on the volunteer’s skills and the needs of the CSC program at that time.



Service Opportunities with Integrative Medicine at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health

Requirements:

  • 4-16 hours a week, typically M-F, with some events requiring presence on a weekend
  • Currently enrolled in a college/university, obtaining a BS, MS, or PhD degree in Psychology, Counseling or a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook and Internet
  • Desire and willingness to learn standard healthcare concepts, practices and procedures

Essential Functions:
The Integrative Medicine volunteer is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination, and implementation of a new department at the Cancer Center that includes the official opening of the Cancer Support Community and Integrative Medicine programs. These will include free services, nominal charges, and insurance based services provided to Cancer Center patients, as well as any person impacted by cancer in a four county area (Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake).



Service Opportunities with Healing Arts at UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health

Requirements:

  • 10-15 hours a week minimum, typically M-F, though some events may require presence on a weekend
  • Currently enrolled in a college/university, obtaining a BS or MS degree in Art, Music, Psychology or other Creative Art with an interest in health care, psychology or other related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook and Internet
  • Desire and willingness to learn Integrative Medicine concepts, practices and procedures

Essential Functions:
The Healing Arts assistant is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination, and implementation of a the Healing Arts program at the Cancer Center that includes the official opening of the Cancer Support Community and the existing Artist-in-Residence program.