Patient Support at Waterbury Hospital

Volunteers Needed: 
Date Posted: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Waterbury, CT

New Opportunities RSVP program is seeking to place volunteers at Waterbury Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut in the role of patient support.

Patient Advocates provide a wide range of services from information on hospital services, to wheeling patients out the door and everything in between. Use your skills to help your community get healthy and stay healthy. Greeting, and directing visitors and patients to correct service areas. Assisting professional/skilled staff with clerical duties. Visiting patients,assisting with any problems or needs they may have, providing information on general hospital procedure. Providing a calm presence,information and assistance in the ER. Transporting patients for discharge or scheduled tests. Assist in the gift shop. Clerical support or information dissemination through local outreach center.

This site is handicap accessible.

Skills necessary include:

  • Patient advocacy
  • General skills
  • Fluency in English, Spanish, Portuguese or another language
  • Ability to use sign language

Must be at least 55 years of age.  Three personal references.

How to apply: 

To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, please contact MZwang [at] NewOpportunitiesInc [dot] org (Melissa Zwang) at (203) 575-4220 or by e-mail at MZwang [at] NewOpportunitiesInc [dot] org (subject: RSVP Volunteer at Watebury Hospital Inquiry from Website) .

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