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Volunteer Opportunities

College and Non-Student Volunteers

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These are areas that have volunteer openings currently. Volunteer needs change routinely. We will work with you to find a placement that fits department needs and your schedule once volunteer orientation is completed. 

4th Street Health Plaza Desk 

Volunteers will greet and assist people coming into the 4th Street building.  Volunteers in this area must be excellent customer service representatives and be able to assist people with wheelchairs.  We will provide training. 

Mondays: 8:00 am - noon or noon - 4:00 pm

Tuesdays: noon-4:00 pm

Thursdays: noon-4 pm


Escort volunteers 

These volunteers transport patients by wheelchair when being admitted, going from department to department for tests or when being dismissed from the hospital.  They also make deliveries throughout the building and run errands.  This is an active area that requires volunteers to be in good physical condition and have the ability to quickly learn their way around the building.  Excellent customer service skills also a must.

Sundays:  noon -3:00 pm

Tuesdays: 8:00 am - noon or noon - 4:00 pm

Mondays: 4:00 pm -6:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00 am - noon or noon - 3:00 pm


Flex Volunteers

Do you like learning new things, working in new environments and want a flexible schedule?  We are looking for volunteers who can be trained in a variety of areas who can work a shift when existing volunteers are on vacation, ill, or when an area gets especially busy.  We are looking for active individuals who like challenge and novelty.  This specialty area requires a 6 to 9 month commitment due to training time involved. 


LMH Gift Shop 

Lawrence’s best kept secret!  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 and moving around.   *If you would like to share your visual display and merchandising talent with us, we can always put volunteers to work to help with visual display. 

Mondays:  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursdays: 4:00 pm -7:00 pm

Saturdays: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm or  1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Sundays: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

*display and merchandising volunteer shifts can be scheduled independently of the normal volunteer schedule.  

Information Desk 

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. 

Sundays: 8:00 am -11:30 am 

Mondays: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Tuesdays: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Wednesdays: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursdays: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

Fridays: 6:00 pm -8:00 pm


LMH South Reception Desk  (23rd and Kasold)

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

Wednesdays: noon - 4:00 pm

Fridays: noon - 4:00 pm

Substitutes also needed - if you do not want a set schedule


Internal Medicine Group    (6th and Folks Road) 

Volunteers will serve as a greeter and wayfinder and providing service to customers by walking patients from the Admissions area to other parts of the building.  Excellent customer service skills needed. 

Mondays:  7:30 am - noon

Tuesday:  7:30 am –noon or noon – 4:00 pm

Wednesdays: 7:30 am – noon or noon – 4:00 pm

Fridays: 7:30 am – noon


 Mario’s Closet 

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about assisting persons going through cancer treatment.  Mario’s Closet will provide personalized aesthetic services that can be difficult to find elsewhere in the community.  Volunteers will lend a compassionate ear and assist customers with retail purchases, assist customers by setting up times for wig fittings or prosthetic fittings.  

Mondays:  9:00 am -11:00 am or 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fit Assist

Locations: Main Campus, 325 Maine St., Lawrence, KS  or 
LMH South: 23rd St. & Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS

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. 

Arkansas Street/West Reception Desk

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

Tuesdays: 3:00 pm -5:30 pm


Note:  Clinical Department Placements such as those listed below require additional training beyond new volunteer orientation.

Once volunteer orientation is completed, the volunteer is required to complete a skills checklist and 16 hours in the patient transport service  before placement can be made in a clinical department.
Clinical Department placement is subject to openings at the time that the new volunteer is oriented and has completed training requirements.   


Oncology Volunteers “Pamper the Patient and Support the staff”.  Volunteers in this provide comfort to patients by providing a warm blanket, a drink or snack. They support the staff by preparing rooms between patient visits.  Assisting with supplies and running errands and then volunteers also will assist persons leaving the clinic in helping them to their vehicles

Tuesdays: noon - 4:00 pm


Nurse Volunteers

Are you a nurse (RN or LPN) without a place to care for patients?  If you have a current nursing license in the state of Kansas, have worked as a nurse for at least two years, and have a few hours to give a week, we have many opportunities for you to utilize your skills.  Come and join the Nurse Volunteer program and do the things that made you want to be a nurse in the first place.

Emergency Department

Assist patients by wheelchair, change bed linens, wipe off equipment, stock supplies, and round on patients. Fast-paced environment, must be able to multi-task well and be comfortable with a variety of patients and situations.

All Days:  Mutiple evening and weekend shifts open