Volunteering at Guthrie Lourdes
Volunteer at Guthrie Lourdes
As a Guthrie Lourdes Volunteer, you can become an important part of the hospital team. Your efforts will benefit the hospital in continuing its commitment to excellence while providing you with the personal satisfaction of helping those in need. Each year, hundreds of volunteers find fulfillment, practical work experience, and companionship within volunteering at Guthrie Lourdes.
Experience Lourdes as a Volunteer
There's something for everyone at Guthrie Lourdes. We offer volunteer opportunities for Adult and Junior Volunteers.
The value of our Adult and Junior Volunteers is priceless! Volunteers provide many of the services that improve the quality of patient stays and support medical and administrative staff. Many of these volunteer opportunities are listed below.
- Gift Shop and Cafe DePaul
- Food preparation
- Patient care - where volunteers provide hospitality and conversation while assisting the staff with general tasks.
- Emergency Room
- Physical Therapy
- Surgery Center
- Breast Care Center
- Spiritual Care (Eucharistic Minister)
- Patient Floors
- Primary Care Offices
- Laser Eye Center
- And Others
*Age restrictions apply.
- Clerical Areas - clerical duties which may include: photocopying, filing, faxing, answering telephones, collating, data entry, typing.
- Business Office
- Medical Staff Office
- Nursing Education
- Human Resources
- Volunteer Services
- Physician Offices
- Pre-Admission Testing
- Diabetes Education
- Laser/Eye Unit
- And Others
- And other areas throughout the hospital
- Pharmacy Deliveries and Retail Pharmacy
- Food and Nutrition
- Information Desk
- Laundry Services
- And Others
As an Adult Volunteer, you have the opportunity to share your compassion, skills, and expertise with patients, families, and staff. On average, our Adult Volunteers contribute over 24,000 hours per year.
There are a variety of Volunteer Opportunities available at Guthrie Lourdes. You can choose to volunteer in an area that interests you, or we can help match you up with a volunteer area based on your interests, skills, and education. All applicants 18 years and above will need to complete an Adult Application with reference information.
Guthrie Lourdes Junior Volunteers are a terrific asset to the Lourdes Hospital Family. On average, Junior Volunteers donate over 3,200 hours per year.
As a Junior Volunteer, you will be introduced to an atmosphere of responsibility and commitment. You can gain valuable experience for college and employment while meeting course requirements.
There are a variety of Volunteer Opportunities available at Guthrie Lourdes. You can choose to volunteer in an area that interests you, or we can help match you up to a volunteer area based on your interests, skills, and education. Junior volunteers are between the ages of 14-17. All applicants will need to complete a Junior Application and submit a working card.
All volunteers will be required to complete a training that includes hospital policies, federal patient privacy law, safety procedures, and procedures specific to the areas the volunteer will work. All Guthrie Lourdes volunteers are required to meet certain health requirements and screenings prior to volunteering, including a general health physical, TB testing, drug screen and flu vaccine. A background check will also be conducted.