so im home for break, and going to the hospital tomorrow

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to try to get in some volunteer hours over the month im home. ive never done that before though, so like,


do i just go up there and be like, i can haz work? tia
 

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I guess you COULD do that, but all the volunteering I've ever done required a bunch of orientation classes and bureaucratic crap before they'd let you get rolling. In other words, I doubt you can do any hospital stuff during this holiday. If you want to go sign up for Harvesters or something, though, I'm sure they'd let you start up immediately.
 
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I guess you COULD do that, but all the volunteering I've ever done required a bunch of orientation classes and bureaucratic crap before they'd let you get rolling. In other words, I doubt you can do any hospital stuff during this holiday. If you want to go sign up for Harvesters or something, though, I'm sure they'd let you start up immediately.
damn really? thats gay.


how are the "hours" documented? jw
 

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One place had us scan our ID badges. None of the other hospitals bothered to keep track.

damn really? thats gay.
It's true that identification verification is, in fact, homosexual. It came out of the closet last month. I never saw it coming!
 
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I tried just showing up once... not the way to go. Contact the volunteer coordinator.

In my experience hours were documented by the coordinator with a computer punch-in/out system. Then again it was a large health system with a well developed volunteer program. At smaller hospitals it will likely be different.
 

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I had to fill out an application, get a TB skin test, do a short training on fire safety/patient confidentiality/something else, and get an ID badge before I could start. Hours were hand written on a sign in/sign out sheet.
 

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The two hospitals I volunteered for had a ~3 week and 6-7 week gap from first contact to first day volunteering. If the hospital you want is either very organized or will take anyone and you already have all necessary tests completed then I guess it is possible to start within a week or so. It's worth the effort if this is the best time for you.
 

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Not worth the hassle. Just make friends with a doc and get in however many surgeries you want.
 

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I had a fast turn around time, once I sent an app in, it maybe took a week. The only reason that happened was because I worked at the hospital and they had all my stuff on record, I had an employee orientation, ID badge etc.