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Volunteer Opportunity - Help a Lost Patient Find Their Way


Volunteer Opportunity Details:

Last updated on February 28, 2014

Visitors and patients have many things on their minds. It is a great relief to them when they are approached by a smiling volunteer who will guide them. Volunteers who assist patients with way-finding are part of the volunteer voyagers program. These volunteers are given a pedometer to wear on the days they are scheduled as a hospital guide so they can report the number of steps taken during their shift.

With 2,000 steps equaling one mile, the collective goal for these volunteers changes to different destinations throughout the country. Thus far, the volunteer voyagers have walked to Miami, San Diego, Vancouver, and New York. Once the Volunteer Voyagers reach their destination, they are then rewarded with a lunch and learn event focused on a health improvement topic. Thus, these volunteers receive a benefit for helping patients and families find their way.

Background Check
Must be at least 18
Orientation and Training

Must be proactive, helpful, and able to approach others. Must also have an outgoing & friendly personality with the ability to follow & give directions as needed.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Summa Health System

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Evenings  Weekends
Weekdays  Weekly
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults (55+)  Individual
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)

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Contact Person:
Summa Volunteer, (phone), (email)
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Address:
 Summa Akron City Hospital
Akron, OH 44309
(See a map)

Directions:

 From the North: Take I-271 South to Route 8 South. Follow Route 8 South until you reach the Akron area. Take the Perkins Street/Route 59 exit and turn left at the top of the exit ramp. Go through the traffic light at Fountain Street. Turn right on Arch Street. Turn left onto Forge Street. Turn right onto Adams Street. From the Northwest: Go east on the Ohio Turnpike (I-80). Take the Route 8 exit ramp. Travel on Route 8 South until you reach the Akron area. Take the Perkins Street/Route 59 exit and turn left at the top of the exit ramp. Go through the traffic light at Fountain Street. Turn right onto Arch Street. Turn left onto Forge Street. Turn right onto Adams Street. From the East: Take I-76 West to Route 8 North. Stay in the right-hand lane. Exit at Buchtel Avenue. Go through Carroll Street and Buchtel Avenue intersections. Turn right onto East Market Street. Pass Arch Street. Turn left onto Adams Street. From the West: Take I-77 South. Approaching Akron, it will turn into I-77/I-76. Turn left onto Route 8 North. Take Buchtel Avenue exit. Go through Carroll Street and Buchtel Avenue intersections. Turn right onto East Market Street. Pass Arch Street. Turn left onto Adams Street. From the South: Take I-77 North to Route 8 North. Exit at Buchtel Avenue. Go through Carroll Street and Buchtel Avenue intersections. Turn right onto East Market Street. Pass Arch Street. Turn left onto Adams Street.

Web Site: http://www.thesummafoundation.org/Volunteers/Summa-Akron-...
Last updated on February 28, 2014


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