Hadassah

Foreign Volunteers Prove Major Asset at Hadassah’s Institute of Oncology

Wednesday, Aug 24 2016

Although the Hadassah Medical Organization’s hospitals in Ein Kerem and on Mount Scopus are grateful for their hundreds of Israeli volunteers, more help is always required. Thus began the plan to invite foreign volunteers to assist in Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology.

Entitled the “Foreign Volunteer Program,” the initiative is coordinated by a dental student who introduces new volunteers to their units and roles and stays in touch with them during their service. Since the program began, there have been individual volunteers from Australia, Germany, and America, as well as groups of interns who came through special United States programs that arrange volunteer opportunities in Israel for young adults.

Feedback from volunteers around the world has been enthusiastic. “All of the staff are very gracious and supportive and one couldn't ask for a nicer team to work with“! related a volunteer from Australia.

“What an experience! My huge thanks to the staff that made my time of volunteering meaningful! I am 68 years young and hope to return to serve my new friends in any way they can use me,” reported an American volunteer.

“The first impression I had from Hadassah was: What a hospital full of friendly people; everyone is so nice to me and interested in what I am doing,” said a German volunteer.

The Head Nurses greatly appreciate this help and continue to request more volunteers. Those extra hands provide a valuable contribution to the demanding work of their departments where cancer patients struggle daily to return to health. It’s not easy for these patients to find people who are able to commit to a month or more to support them in their battle with cancer.

Hadassah continues to seek more people who would like this opportunity to help make beds, do light cleaning, sort supplies, and take on other tasks that keep a hospital unit functioning, while always having the opportunity to interact with patients and to get to know the hospital staff.

Those interested in becoming short-term volunteers (for one to three months) at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem are invited to write to Rosie Ben David at:  rosebatsheva@gmail.com

Comments

From: Marcia Tuler on September 1, 2016
Can you get me Barbara Fleishers contact information?
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Tuesday, Jan 16 2018

Young Adult Progressing Well After Life-Saving Treatment at Hadassah for Massive Brain Aneurysm

This past summer, 22-year-old Kimberly Winkler suffered a massive brain aneurysm while on a trip in Israel.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Jan 11 2018

Saying Yes to Optimism and the Birth of a Baby Named Hope

Although Hila and Tal Ilus had always wanted four children, most of the doctors they consulted warned them to “quit while you are ahead.”

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Jan 8 2018

Empowering Women and Helping to Heal Victims of Abuse

Sexual Abuse Specialist Dr. Mushira Aboo Dia, Senior Obstetrician/Gynecologist in the delivery room at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem and Chair of Physicians for Human Rights in Israel, helps diminish the psychological damage of sexual assault as she counsels victims at the Hadassah Medical Center’s Bat Ami Center for Victims of Sexual Abuse.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Friday, Dec 29 2017

Mom of Eight Delivers Triplets at Hadassah--on Same Day She Becomes a Grandma

On the very same day that Tahrir, already the mother of eight children, became a grandmother, she gave birth to triplet boys--at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

READ MORE ›

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Show More