|Nursing Unit Volunteers are under the supervision of the nursing station staff. Volunteers assist at the nurses’ station by helping with routine tasks such as answering the telephone, running errands, and restocking the unit. Additionally, they assist nursing and care assistant staff with discharges, admissions, transports as well as visiting and comforting patients and their families. The volunteers are very supportive of both the children and their families. Volunteers placed in patient care units also support the nurses, care assistants and secretaries with bedside play activities, easing patient’s anxiety before minor procedures, assist with meals, running in-hospital errands, patient transport, seasonal unit decorations, clerical work and stocking items.