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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)
- Newborn Nursery
- 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.