Volunteer Programs at UVA Health Prince William Auxiliary

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UVA Health Prince William Auxiliary offers many volunteer programs. Volunteer service is invaluable, and the time and dedication given by volunteers is much appreciated. Click here for more information on UVA Health Prince William Auxiliary volunteer services.

Retail Services

The UVA Community Health Hospital gift shops at Haymarket and Prince William are eagerly anticipating spring with a recent buying trip that has resulted in new and exciting merchandise. The colors of yellow, light blue, and lavender embody the essence of spring and are prominently displayed in many of the items available.

A variety of dried floral arrangements offer a touch of nature indoors, while lightweight scarves and floral tops provide stylish options for those warmer days. The cool nights of spring will no longer be a concern with the addition of “warmies” – cozy neck scarves and slippers that can be warmed in the microwave for a relaxing experience after outdoor activities. The shops also offer small stuffed animals that can be warmed for extra comfort.

In addition to these items, the gift shops are proud to offer a family-owned and operated line of jams, mustards, and soups that are guaranteed to tantalize the taste buds.

The dedicated volunteers at the hospital gift shops invite you to visit and experience the delightful selection of merchandise available.

Pet Therapy

Chloe is in her seventh year of visits to Haymarket Medical Center with Janet. She still enjoys hearing her name called out by staff, volunteers at the Information Desk, and the nurses on the units. Then they head to the hospital units spreading much joy and happiness!

Chloe enjoys patient visits and the attention she receives! After making her rounds, which Chloe takes very seriously, and some treats, she is happy to come home for a nap.

Guest Services

The Guest Services volunteers continue to function smoothly and provide outstanding service and attention to patients and visitors.

The volunteers are delighted with the new sign-in terminal recently installed in the break room behind the front desk. It makes checking in for shifts very quick. Volunteers are also in favor of the decision to station someone at the Information Desk outside of surgical services. After several months of experience at the lower-level entrance, many felt that the need for volunteers at this location was minimal, and they could contribute more at the first level stations.

Training is forthcoming for Guest Services volunteers on the updated UVA EPIC computer system. The volunteers have asked about this for some time now and will welcome the opportunity to learn how to assist visitors by looking up a patient’s location.

Books for Babies

At its first in-person meeting in over three years, the team reviewed and updated safety procedures and
introduced a new documentation system that will provide real-time data on how many books are being distributed and how many are left, in addition to recording comments made by those  eceiving the books and developmental information.

After reaching out to the book supplier, the team has identified two additional bilingual, English-Spanish books to be included in the inventory.

The current team, and with an assist by Jude Kelly, distributed 115 books in January.

Summer Teen and Scholarship Programs

The program application is online and there are three sessions this year. The program begins on June 19,
2023 and ends on Aug. 4, 2023. Because July 4 is on a Tuesday, there will not be any teens on duty the week of July 3 to 7.

The scholarship information has been distributed; the deadline is April 15.

 

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