Patient Care Volunteer
Patient care volunteering focuses on meeting the patient's basic needs and helping to ensure that they are in as little distress as possible.
A patient care volunteer is especially needed for patients hospitalized for long periods of time, where it is sometimes a challenge to motivate their efforts towards recovery. It is important for there to be staff available to provide patients with regular interaction helping to ensure that the patients' emotional, physical, and psychological needs are being met. A patient care volunteer seeking a position in any of these understaffed hospitals and/or clinics would have a truly enriching and rewarding experience.
Outside of visiting patients and tending to their non-medical needs, a patient care volunteer would be expected to help out in the hospital or clinic where there is the highest need. Other patient care volunteer tasks may include: filling out charts, distributing supplies, general baby care (such as changing diapers), and helping out with the daily routine as demonstrated by permanent volunteers and staff.
Patient Care Volunteer- Costa RicaPatient care volunteering may be in a number of different types of health care facilities. No previous medical experience is usually required.
Patient Care Volunteer EcuadorIn Ecuador, a patient care volunteer provides support to staff/ patients in hospitals and/or clinics. Intermediate level of Spanish is required.
Patient Care Volunteer NepalIn Nepal, a patient care volunteer assists in hospitals and other health care facilities. Placements are mainly focused at children's hospitals.