Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

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College and Non-Student Volunteers

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 Reception 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 - 11:00 am, 11:00 am -2:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays: 11:00 am -2:00 pm, 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Wednesdays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Thursdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm, 11:00 pm - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Fridays: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm


Wayfinder volunteers: LMH Health West Facility

These volunteers walk patients or transport patients by wheelchair when coming into the facility. 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.

Mondays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Wednesdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Thursdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Fridays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm


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.

Wednesdays: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursdays: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fridays: 11:30 am -3:00 pm, 3:00 pm -6:00 pm

Saturdays: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Sundays: 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm


LMH Health Gift Shop

Volunteers are at the heart of our Gift Shop! We invite you to come and join in on the fun, meet new people and assist customers. Volunteers operate the cash register, check in and display merchandise. This is a busy area that requires volunteers to be on their feet and moving around. Comfort with computers is helpful.

Mondays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Fridays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesdays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesdays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursdays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fridays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Surgery Waiting Area

Volunteers in the Surgery Waiting room are the liaison between the Surgery Department personnel and the waiting family members. You would assist families by providing timely information, a good cup a coffee and a friendly smile. This role is one where you have to be comfortable multi-tasking. Excellent communication skills and the ability to graciously handle multiple requests at one time is a must.

Mondays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursdays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fridays: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Rock Chalk Park Wellness Classes, located at the Sports Pavilion

Volunteers will assist patients with exercises and balance while exercising. Assist with setting up the space and equipment, as well as putting away equipment after class. Volunteers must have good physical stamina and good social skills to engage with patients.

Parkinson's Support Classes

Mondays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tai Chi Classes

Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Phone Support Volunteer, 4th Floor Acute Rehab/Transitional Care Inpatient Units, Main Campus

Volunteers will answer the department phone and transfer calls to patient rooms and nursing staff as needed. Help stock nursing cabinets, check expiration dates on products, and other clerical help as needed.

Mondays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tuesdays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wednesdays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursdays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fridays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 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

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.

Mondays: 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Tuesdays: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesdays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursdays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fridays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Endoscopy Clinic, Main Campus

Volunteers stay busy transporting patients by wheelchair when dismissed. Volunteers will also assist staff by provided refreshments to patients as directed by nursing staff, remaking beds and restocking supplies in patient rooms, and escorting family members from waiting room to the recovery bays.

Mondays: 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Tuesdays: 8:00 am - 11:00 am, 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Wednesdays: 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Thursdays: 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Fridays: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm -5:00 pm


Lawrence Neurology Specialists, Main Campus

Volunteers sit with patients during EEG testing, ensuring the patients are as still as possible and making note if they have any movement during the test. Volunteers will also assist staff by cleaning and restocking exam rooms after testing.

Thursdays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


OrthoKansas, LMH Health West Campus

Volunteers will assist patients walking or in wheelchairs to navigate the clinic, moving to and from the waiting room to various rooms within the clinic. Scanning and faxing may be done as time allows and if needed.

Tuesdays: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesdays: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Thursdays: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Fridays: 9:00 am - 11:30 am , 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Pain Management Clinic, Main Campus

Assist patients to exam rooms. Stock supplies and turnover patient and procedure rooms. Dismiss patients to their vehicle by wheelchair when needed.

Thursdays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Inpatient and Health Systems Pharmacies, Main Campus

Volunteers will help in both pharmacies as needed each shift. Packaging and labeling medications before they are dispensed to patients. Scanning items into computer and filing as needed.

Mondays or Fridays: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (flexible on exact shift time but prefer mornings)