The purpose of the Oncology Recreation Therapy (ORT) program is to assist patients with cancer and their families in coping with the secondary effects of their illness.
Upon assessment of the patients’ needs, interests, and abilities, appropriate recreation activities are offered to assist in maintaining or improving mental, social, cognitive, and physical well-being.
Volunteer location: Adult Oncology Medical Units 9100 and 9300, and Adult Bone Marrow Transplant 9200. Patients with cancer being treated on other units may also be served on a referral basis.
Application process: An application must first be submitted. A background check is required. Volunteer Services’ requirements including JCAHO safety training and necessary health/TB screening must be met.
Commitment: A minimum of six months commitment is required.
Hours: Hours are flexible, but two hours per week minimum is requested.
Physical requirements: Volunteers should have adequate vision, hearing, speech, and mobility to engage with minimal-to-no difficulty.
Dress code: Please dress in clean, neat, and casual clothing. Sleeveless shirts, above the knee shorts, and open-toed shoes should be avoided. Moderate amounts of time are spent on your feet, so comfortable shoes are recommended. Please avoid wearing any perfumes or heavy cologne.
Supervisor: Kristy L. Everette, LRT/CTRS