JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –
Brooke Army Medical Center is looking for volunteers to work side-by-side with the hospital staff in a number of areas.
Drivers operate the golf carts in the C and D parking lots transporting patients, family members and visitors from their cars to the Medical Mall entrance and back again. All one needs is a valid driver’s license and a mind toward driving safely to perform this duty. Training is provided by fellow volunteers as they help BAMC’s transportation staff meet this daily need. Want to serve by helping to transport BAMC patients? This is the job for you!
Listeners augment the BAMC Nursing staff by making themselves available to inpatients. Their job is to visit with inpatients and provide them a brief respite from “hospital life” through their presence on the wards. A friendly face and some spirited conversation go a long way to help a person’s recovery after admission to the hospital. Our Listeners are a force multiplier in inpatient care. After a brief training stint with a seasoned listener, you will fly solo in the performance of your duties.
Patient Transport and Ambassador Volunteers
BAMC is a very large facility and people coming to the hospital and those within the facility oftentimes need help in getting from Point A to Point B. Patient Transport Volunteers provide wheelchair service for low-risk patients by pushing them from curbside to a clinic and back again, and from bedside to clinic and back again. Ambassadors are our walk-about Volunteers who guide patients, family members and visitors to their destinations from one end of BAMC to the other. These services are provided when requested. Want to Volunteer to help move our very robust hospital clientele about BAMC? Here’s your opportunity to do just that!
Post Anesthesia Care Unit Greeters
Greeters are a go-between for families waiting on their loved ones having surgery. They can get patient status updates from staff; pass-on queries from those waiting to staff; request prayer support from BAMC chaplains; engage in conversation with those waiting; provide directions to dining facilities, small exchange, bathrooms; provide coffee and cookies; etc. They are the PACU staff’s ambassadors and are communication links for those waiting to hear news of a loved one’s surgical progress.
If interested, contact the BAMC volunteer coordinator at 210-916-5388 or the Office of Volunteer Services chief at 210-916-5381.