The fall cycle for the volunteer programs of the JHH Adult and Pediatric Emergency departments is open through Sept. 7. Both the AED and PED are recruiting exceptional volunteers to help provide the best care for families and patients. Opportunities include directly supporting clinical research, public health initiatives based in the department, quality assurance rounding, networking with specialists, dedicated shadowing hours, and exposure to the field of emergency medicine while assisting physicians and nurses. Volunteers will serve patients and families from underserved areas in either the Adult Emergency Department Volunteer Program or the Pediatric Emergency Department Volunteer Program, with opportunities in each program to observe operations in the other.
Volunteers will be expected to work in the high-pressure, fast-paced environment that is the Level-1 Trauma Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ideal candidates are proactive, flexible, emotionally intelligent, resilient, enthusiastic, resourceful, dedicated to patient care, and team players with strong communication skills. Leadership positions are available to those who demonstrate exceptional service. Shifts are four hours minimum each week with immediate availability, and accepted volunteers will be expected to serve for at least one year beginning Oct. 1.