Looking to volunteer? Lourdes Volunteers take time to care.  A helping hand, a willing heart, sometimes that's all it takes - a simple gesture on someone's part, but what a difference it makes.  Why not volunteer your time and make a difference in someone's life? Thank you for your interest, we hope to hear from you soon!

Experience Lourdes as a Volunteer

Experience Lourdes as a VolunteerAs a Lourdes Volunteer, you can become an integral 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 contributing to the welfare of those in need. Each year, hundreds of volunteers find fulfillment, practical work experience, and companionship within Lourdes.

There's something for everyone at Lourdes. We offer volunteer opportunities for Adult Volunteers and Junior Volunteers.

The combined value of our Adult Volunteers and Junior Volunteers is priceless!

Volunteers provide many of the services that improve the quality of patient stays and support medical and administrative staff at Lourdes. Some, but not all, of these volunteer opportunities are listed below.

Lourdes Auxiliary Gift Shop & Cafe DePaul

adult_volunteer1Two to four hour assignments are available in our Gift Shop (gift suggestions/register) and Cafe DePaul (food preparation/serving) -- a small time commitment for a big return.

(All proceeds from the Gift Shop & Cafe DePaul benefit
Lourdes patients.)


Patient Care*

Areas where volunteers provide hospitality and conversation while assisting the staff with general tasks.

  • Emergency Room
  • Physical Therapy
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Breast Care Center
  • Spiritual Care (Eucharistic Minister)
  • Patient Floors
  • Primary Care Facilities
  • Laser Eye Center 
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • And Others

*Age restrictions apply.

Clerical Areas

Volunteers assist the staff with clerical duties which may include some of the following: photocopying, filing, faxing, telephones, collating, data entry, typing.

  • Administration
  • Business Office
  • Medical Staff Office
  • Nursing Education
  • Human Resources
  • Volunteer Services
  • Physician Offices
  • Pre-Admission Testing
  • Library
  • Diabetes Education
  • Laser/Eye Unit
  • And Others

Lourdes Physician Practices

A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available in many different departments throughout the hospital and at the Primary Care sites.

Other Areas

  • Pharmacy Deliveries & Retail Pharmacy
  • Food & Nutrition (Dietary)
  • Information Desk
  • Laundry Services
  • And Others

Become a Volunteer

Lourdes is always looking for Adult Volunteers and Junior Volunteers.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 607-798-5490 or e-mail:  Jennifer.gates@ascension.org

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