Opening hours and contact information
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 in Espoo].
OLKA service point, New Children’s Hospital
Come and see us at the OLKA service point at New Children’s Hospital! You will find us opposite the cafeteria on the 2nd floor.
OLKA service points provide brochures and magazines from patient associations. The service points also hold theme days where patient associations and hospital units talk about what they do and explain the forms of support that they can offer.
These theme days are open to everyone free of charge.
OLKA volunteer activities at New Children’s 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 New Children’s Hospital, volunteers work as lobby assistants, they can play games with patients on the wards for children and adolescents, and provide peer support on the Tähti Ward). 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!