Surgery Ushers


Surgery Ushers

These volunteers play with patients as they are just minutes away from having surgery. Playtime helps distract from fears or anxiety about surgery. These volunteers walk a family member with the patient and surgical team to the operating room, and once the patient has been given anesthesia the volunteers walks the family member out of the OR back to the appropriate waiting rooms.

These volunteers are in one of the most fast-paced and emotion filled areas. These volunteers get to laugh and play with the patients before surgery, then often become the care and comfort that family members need once their child is in surgery.

Surgery Ushers must be able to walk up to family members and patients, introduce themselves and create playtime and conversation easily. They have to be comfortable working around surgical staff and able to handle various emotions of both patients and parents. It is so important that these volunteers can easily transition to fun playtime to being that much needed comfort to family members.

These volunteers walk and stand for a minimum of 3 hours. Weekly volunteer consistency is a requirement for this role.

 Surgery Usher Shifts:  M-F, a minimum 3 hour shift beginning at 8 or 8:30am.