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  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 9:34 AM
    Message # 13253307

    Hey there Everyone!  I am curious . . . Does anyone NOT do their own volunteer Orientation, but instead send new volunteers to attend Employee Orientation?  

    I have a rather new colleague in our health system (said lightly as we are not close to a system yet).  She informed me yesterday that she is just going to have the volunteers attend HR orientation with employees.  I thought it was ODD, but she said her HR told her that is the standard procedure.  This does not seem accurate to me, so I thought I would ask here to see if I am just not "in the know"  

    Thanks in Advance for your insight.

    -Tracy Johnsen

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023 12:47 AM
    Reply # 13253704 on 13253307

    Hello Tracy,

    It is not unheard of. In 2004, I was voluntold that I had to take responsibility for a sister hospital after the coordinator left. The volunteers there I was told attended the employee's orientation coordinated by the Security department.  The compromise was that they still need to be orientated by my department since there are policies and procedures, rules and regulation concerning volunteers service that the volunteers needed to know.  Nine months later, I had to take responsibility for a second sister hospital in the same borough. To keep the consistency those volunteers attended that orientation as well.

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023 11:44 AM
    Reply # 13253919 on 13253307

    When COVID made us reset, we came up with an orientation that we email out to our Volunteers.  We set a reminder in Volgistics and after they are here for 30 days, the email is sent out.  There is a response attached to the email, so we are able to print out the response and file it in their folders for compliance.  This has worked very well for us, it is easy to update and you don't "miss" anyone due to schedule conflicts.

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