Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer Program is a coordinated and integrated effort to assist Fletcher Allen personnel. Volunteers provide supplemental services that contribute to total patient care in support of the Fletcher Allen Mission.

Volunteer Opportunities at Fletcher Allen

Art from the Heart: Assist with art sessions for children on the Pediatrics Unit under the direction of the Art from the Heart Coordinator. 

Cardiac Rehab: Visit and provide support to cardiac inpatients who may be facing cardiac surgery. Distribute educational materials and be willing to share your own experience with cardiac surgery. 

Emergency Department Waiting Room: Serve as a liaison between staff, family and patients. Escort visiting family member into the Emergency Department. 

Falls Prevention: Provide bedside education for patients to prevent falls.

FAVORS Program: Fletcher Allen Volunteers Offer Room Service. Provide a range of personalized services to patients. 

Footnoters: Footnoters provide foot care to the elderly at senior centers. Clerical assistance is also needed to help with registration for the clinics at various community sites. 

Gift Shop: Assist customers, ring up sales, stock items and maintain an orderly atmosphere in a busy retail environment. 

Guides: Assist patients to and from the Ambulatory Care Center Lobby for appointments, staff the information desks and be proactive about meeting the needs of incoming patients and visitors. Involves extensive walking and patient transport with wheelchairs. 

Hematology/Oncology: Greet patients in the waiting room and assist as needed.

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP): Provide support, companionship and information for patients and their families coping with acute illness and hospitalization. 

Information Desk: Greet the public, answer the phone and direct patients and visitors to appropriate areas. Need computer skills to locate patients and outpatient appointment sites. 

Mascot: Do you like kids? You will enjoy putting on a costume and appearing as our Vermont Children's Hospital Mascot - Monty the Moose, at special functions and events.

NODA (No One Dies Alone): No One Dies Alone volunteers provide compantionship to patients who might otherwise be alone.

Patient Relations Ambassador: Assist Patient and Family Advocacy by visiting new patients and providing them with information to meet their needs as Fletcher Allen patients. 

Patient Support Services: Assist staff in transport of small equipment, lab work and patients who are being discharged. 

Patient Visitor: Visit patients who are here from out-of-state or have been patients for extended periods of time. 

Pediatrics: Participate in Child Life Play Program by engaging pediatric patients in play activities. Training provided by Child Life Specialist.  

Replays-Quality Resale Shop: Assist with retail sales, operate cash register and sort donations. All profits support patient services at Fletcher Allen. (Replays Store - Blue Mall, Dorset Street, So. Burlington)

Ronald McDonald Family Room: Greet and explain Family Room services to parents of pediatric patients in the Ronald McDonald Family Room. (Pediatric Unit on the Medical Center Campus)

Sewing/Knitting at Home: Various sewing projects to be done at home for our Pediatric, Palliative Care and Breast Care Center services.

Spiritual Care: Provide various services to meet the spiritual needs of our patients. Training provided. 

Surgical Intensive Care Unit/Medical Intensive Care Unit Liaison: Assist staff by supporting families of patients who are in the SICU/MICU waiting areas. Act as a liaison between families and staff. 

Taylor Hospitality Room: Welcome families of Intensive Care Unit patients to the Taylor Hospitality Room for respite, comfort and support. Room offers coffee, snacks, a computer, flat-screen TV, recliners and the use of a shower. 

The next step is to apply.