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VolunteerTalk: Reiki Volunteer Program

On January 14, 2016, the CAHHS Volunteer Services Office received the following inquiry from Jennifer Fiterre, Volunteer Coordinator at Marshall Medical Center in Placerville, California:

Please use comment section below to reply to Jennifer’s inquiry.

I have a request from our Oncology Department to start a Reiki Volunteer Program for our infusion patients and eventually add other services such as massage therapy.  Our Risk Management department is requesting more information in regards to what other hospitals might be doing to cover liability issues.  If you are familiar with this kind of volunteer program, would you please share with me policy information regarding liability issues, infection control, and anything I should be aware of for accreditation?  I’d also be very grateful for information you have about volunteers going into the patient home and administering these types of services. 

Thank you for any assistance and support.  

Jennifer Fiterre
Volunteer Coordinator
Marshall Medical Center
Office 530-344-5458
Fax 530-626-2779

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VolunteerTalk: Online Volunteer Opportunity Postings

On January 21, 2016, the CAHHS Volunteer Services Office received the following inquiry from Ben Hill, Director Volunteer Services at St. Helena Hospitals/Advenist Health in Napa & Clearlake, California:

Please use comment section below to reply to Ben’s inquiry.

As our rural hospital continues to reduce waste and redundancy, our volunteer department is looking for more effective ways to reach out to new volunteers.  We also need more effective/efficient ways to create our weekly volunteer schedule.  (We currently use Volgistics.)  If any of you using an online system where current volunteers and potential new volunteers can browse your volunteer current and/or weekly schedule openings, would you please contact me?

Thank you.  

Ben Hill
Director Volunteer Services
St. Helena Hospital/Adventist Health, Napa & Clearlake
Office 707-337-8948