Quote from Nurseinthemaking20
I'm volunteering too. It can be slightly frustrating because everytime I come I ask what can I do to help, but everyone is so busy they seem like they don't even want to be bothered by me. It's like hello, I'm here to help!
The nurses may not be utilizing you because there may be very little within your scope that you can do. At my hospital, volunteer's skills are very limited. They can spend time with pts, play with peds, get water/snacks for pts (after checking with nurse), transport pts to procedures, answer phones, and run errands. The amount of actual pt care most volunteers get is very little because of how restrictive our policies are.