OLKA® refers to coordinated organization and volunteering activity at hospitals. Our purpose is to offer patients and their loved ones unhurried encounters and support in coming to terms with their disease. OLKA is a joint operation of HUS and HyTe [Community of NGOs].
OLKA volunteer activity at Malmi Hospital
You will recognize OLKA volunteers by their light green vests. These volunteers are trained for their duties, and they are bound by a confidentiality obligation. The purpose of the volunteers is not to replace nursing staff. The volunteers are there for you!
At Malmi Hospital, volunteers are employed as lobby assistants and provide casual conversation for patients (emergency clinic and wards 2, 4 and 5)
You may also inquire about peer support or try out the peer-to-peer search engine of the Peer Hub.
Interested in volunteering at a hospital? Get in touch with OLKA!