Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? There are so many options out there for you, and one of the best ways to give back to your local community is by volunteering at a nearby hospital. Most hospitals are always looking for volunteers to welcome and chat with patients, help them navigate around the hospital, and more.
As someone with a passion for patient care and global health, Erika Giron is passionate about hospital volunteer work. Is a role as a hospital volunteer a good fit for you? Check out these 4 skills that you need for the role.
- A friendly and approachable attitude is a key skill that you need. You’ll be working around people, after all! Patients are often in distress, so the ability to comfort and cheer people up is amazing.
- The ability to be empathetic towards others and stay calm during a stressful situation. You obviously won’t be actually taking care of patients as doctors and nurses do, but hospitals can be stressful environments.
- Being a team player and getting along with fellow volunteers and hospital staff is essential.
- Being proactive, paying attention to detail, and paying attention to the needs of hospital patients and visitors.