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Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Volunteer Opportunities

Main Hospital: 325 Maine Street, Lawrence Kansas  66044

LMH South: 23rd Street and Kasold Drive, Lawrence, Kansas  66049


Current opportunities available to new volunteers:

Fit Assist

Location: Main Campus or LMH South

If you are active, upbeat, encouraging, and good with people one-on-one then consider helping in the LMH Fit Assist exercise program. Fit Assist volunteers are “exercise buddies” that lend a hand 2-3 times a week to someone needing physical assistance with an exercise routine. They provide positive coaching and feedback to the person they are helping. Hospital staff provide instruction and guidance to volunteers and exercisers. 



LMH Gift Shop 

Location: Main Campus

Lawrence’s best kept secret two years in a row!  Come and join the team in the LMH Gift Shop.  Volunteers operate the cash register, assist customers, check in and display merchandise.  This is a busy area that requires volunteers to be on their feet for a long period of time. Shifts are available on:

Mondays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesdays:4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Fridays: 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Some Saturdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm or 1:00 -4:00 pm

Some Sundays 1:00 -4:00 pm

Weekend substitute volunteers

Life Stories

Location: Main Campus

Volunteers interview patients, learning more about their likes, dislikes, family, work history, and other personal historical information.  Following the interview, the volunteer writes what they have learned into a story format and types it on the computer. Copies of the story are presented to the patient to take home to share with their families and friends.  The story is also kept in the patient chart for the caregivers to learn more about that patient.  Life Stories volunteers must have excellent listening skills and must be able type the story into the computer.  Volunteers schedule can be flexible


 Information Desk 

Location: Main Campus

Is providing comfort and support to people a passion for you?  Do you love to learn new things and want to keep your multi-tasking skills fine-tuned? We have information desk opportunities for customer service oriented people. Volunteers must be able and willing to use a computer and multi-line telephone. 

Tuesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fridays: 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Fridays: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturdays: 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Sundays; 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Sundays:  11:30 am – 3:00 pm

4th Street Health Plaza Reception/Escort

Location: Main Campus

Volunteers in this area assist customers with a smile, directions, and wheelchair ride when needed.  Volunteers should be able to walk long distances and have the capability to assist persons by providing wheelchair assistance.  Shifts available in this area are:

Mondays: noon-4 pm

Tuesday: noon-4 pm

Thursdays: 8:00 am - noon

Fridays: 8:00 am -noon


West Admissions Desk

Location: Main Campus

Volunteers assist persons checking in for procedures.  Work closely with Admissions staff members.  Volunteers must have a pleasant and caring demeanor. Shifts available are:

Tuesdays: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fridays: 3:00 pm -5:30 pm

Saturdays: 11:30 am -3:00 pm



Location: Main Campus

Wayfinders keep active and meet new people?  Our volunteer Wayfinders are always on the move, greeting hospital visitors and assisting them to their destinations within the hospital.  We have openings morning and early afternoon shifts.  Shifts available are:

Tuesdays: 8- 10 am

Wednesdays: 10 am -noon

Fridays: noon-2 pm

Patient Ambassador

Location: Main Campus

Our Patient Ambassadors act as the voices of the patient.  Volunteers visit with patients to find out how their stay is going as well as to provide a welcome and serve as a resource to the hospital Patient Advocate.  If you like to visit with people one-to-one and are a good listener we have openings on  Fridays.  This role is usually done at around 9 am to 11 am but this is somewhat flexible.








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