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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the standard time commitment?

A minimum of one 4-hour shift per week for at least one full year.

When do volunteers serve?

Shifts are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. New volunteers are scheduled, according to their preference, for shifts in which no other volunteer is serving.

On what units do Personal Touch Volunteers serve?

  • 3rd Surgical
  • 8th Medical/Neuro
  • Breast Health Center
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Department
  • Family Place/Women's Surgery
  • Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (IICU)
  • Progressive Care Unit (PCU)
  • Nesting Place
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)Volunteer Holding Patient's 					Hand
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • SubAcute Rehab

Do you get paid?

Yes! In smiles, thanks and praise. Volunteers receive no salary.

Do Personal Touch Volunteers wear a uniform?

Yes, all Personal Touch Volunteers wear blue scrubs. Most choose to wear the standard navy scrub suits. Some prefer the other options described in the Personal Touch Volunteer Manual.