Log Your Volunteer Hours & Check-in/out
The Volunteer Information Center (VIC) is where current volunteers can digitally check-in and out.
Current volunteers can log volunteer hours from any computer with an internet connection.
COVID-19 Update for March 3rd, 2020
We continue to work on all aspects of preparation for COVID-19 in our communities. The situation is changing and evolving quickly, and we know you have questions.
Protocols for Potentially Exposed Staff and Volunteers
To ensure a safe environment for not only our patients but our employees and volunteers as well, MultiCare has identified two scenarios in which staff and volunteers may be asked to not report to work for a period of time:
- Travel to High-Risk Countries: For MultiCare employees and volunteers who have been to China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Italy, Japan or Iran within the last 14 days or are currently there, please reach out to your manager before returning to work. Through discussions and an evaluation with Employee Health, MultiCare will determine whether additional caution is needed before returning to the workplace.
- Employee Health Contact Information: Puget Sound Region: 253-403-4007, or [email protected]
- Patient Exposure: While we have had no reports of COVID-19 at any of our facilities, we continue to follow CDC guidance MultiCare will partner closely with the Washington State Department of Health to follow their established protocols in these situations.
We ask all employees and volunteers to follow our normal sick policy and to consult with your doctor if any symptoms persist outside of known COVID-19 risk. Employees who have been asked to not report to work should engage with Employee Health to be cleared to return to work and volunteers should reach out to their Volunteer Coordinator or Executive Director of Volunteer Development, Fran Waller
Guidance on MultiCare Meetings: We decided today out of an abundance of caution to postpone internal meetings of 100 people or more for the near future.
- The CDC recommends the below everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- The CDC does not recommend that healthy people wear a mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Face masks should be worn by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of disease to others, or for health care workers who are taking care of someone in a close setting.
- Our sick policy remains the same. Please stay home if you are not feeling well. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, and symptoms are present, seek medical attention. You cannot return to volunteer for 14 days. A Doctor’s note will be required to return to volunteering.
- IP protocol remains the same. Wash your hands, if water is not available gel in and gel out often.
- Bringing your own mask from home is not allowed or recommended. As the CDC has indicated, masks are not required for healthy people except if you are in direct contact and care of a patient that has been tested and or diagnosed.
Everyone at MultiCare considers our Volunteers an important part of our care team. Any volunteer that is not comfortable volunteering, will be placed on a leave of absence. It will be important to communicate this request directly to your Volunteer Coordinator. It is extremely important to know this information as we will need to place a volunteer in your spot so we may continue to be prepared to support our patients and staff during this time.
We have other volunteer questions pending that have been sent to our command center and I will be sending out further details as they arrive. We thank you for your support and dedication for our patients and staff.