Note: There can be confusion between shadowing and volunteering. Shadowing or observing, is watching and learning without any hands-on activity. When requesting a shadowing experience, you are asking a busy staff member to share their time with you. You are requesting the gift of an experience.
Volunteering on the other hand is a gift of service to others. If you have availability to be of regular weekly support and are willing to learn to lend a hand to support staff and patients, you might consider a volunteer role. You may or may not be needed in your primary area of interest. Consider what you are requesting or offering. Learn more about Volunteering with Roper St. Francis Healthcare.
The guide below should be used to determine who the best point of contact is for your needs.
Who should I contact?