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Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Caregiver Partner

Caregiver Volunteers ensure that the caregivers of patients admitted to Westchester Medical Center receive emotional and spiritual support, information, and practical assistance in a comfortable environment. Retirees are especially welcome!

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome/greet caregivers to the Center and provide information about the Center's services and amenities
  • Sign-in caregivers and determine their immediate needs
  • Assist with accessing Internet, email, and other electronic devices
  • Host, bus, and maintain supplies for afternoon tea
  • Reach out to caregivers in hospital as directed
  • Refer guests to appropriate resources in hospital and community
  • Inform the Director of issues related to Caregiver Center
  • Attend training and orientation for the program
  • Listen, be nonjudgmental, and be supportive. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance!
Qualifications:
 
  • Understanding of the impact of trauma and illness on the caregiver
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor and compassion in emotionally charged situations
  • Good critical thinking, listening, and communications skills
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently
  • A friendly manner, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy of guests
The Center is open seven days per week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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