I am hoping to volunteer at the local Mercy Hospital! Does anyone have any experience volunteering? I am trying to decided between volunteering in the ED or the mom/baby unit. In the ED volunteers greet people and bring refreshments to patients families while they wait and in the mom/baby unit they take pictures of babies and post them online. I know neither one has any 'real' patient interaction but I think just getting to absorb the zeitgeist of the hospital will be beneficial!
I'm interested in both emergency nursing and am thinking of becoming an EMT while on the waitlist for nursing school. However I am a mom and I love squishy baby faces! I'm not sure which area I should volunteer in.
I'd be stoked to hear about anyones volunteer experiences at hospitals.