Volunteering

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

If you have questions please call Volunteer Services at (308) 398-5564.

Cafeteria Concierge

Volunteers assist dietary staff during the busy lunch hour by stocking condiment bars and trays, assisting customer with trays to their tables and wiping tables.

Cancer Treatment Center

Volunteers in the Cancer Treatment Center greet patients, serve lunches, help with clerical duties and assist staff by weighing patients and taking their temperatures.

Chemical Dependency Treatment

Volunteers in our Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center give presentations to patients receiving treatment. To be a volunteer in this area, one must be active in a 12-step program.

Clerical

Volunteers assist various hospital departments with clerical duties such as typing, filing and opening mail.

Escorts

Volunteers escorting patients and family members from registration to clinical areas. They also offer coffee and warm smiles to those waiting in the surgery lounge.

Foster Grandparents

Brought to us by the Hall County Foster Grandparent Program, “grandparents” assist with the care of children in Pediatrics and the St. Francis Daycare.

Greeter

Volunteers greet patients and guests and escort them to all areas of the Medical Center. They give directions and assist staff by delivering items to internal departments.

Intensive Care Family Lounge

Volunteers serve as hosts to families of patients in intensive care. They serve coffee and help out by listening and helping families during a very stressful time.

Joint Replacement Center

Volunteers assist staff to set up and serve celebration meals for patients and family in the Joint Replacement Center.

Knitting/Crocheting/Sewing

Every newborn at St. Francis receives a handmade hat donated by volunteers with a tag reading “Made with tender loving care by St. Francis volunteers.” Other items handmade by volunteers include lap robes, shrugs, and baby blankets.

Lifeline

Volunteers assist in testing and installing Lifeline emergency response units that are used to call for help in case of a fall or life-threatening situation.

Magazine Cart

Magazines are offered to patients every day for their reading pleasure.

Mail Delivery

Patient mail is delivered each day. Volunteers help patients open mail if needed and may also offer to read cards or letters to patients.

Pastoral Care

Working closely with the Pastoral Services department, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients. Other opportunities may be available, depending on one’s education, previous experience and endorsement from his or her church. Call (308) 398-5571 for details.

Skilled Care

Volunteers help patients with recreational like crafts, playing cards, visits or take patients for strolls in their wheelchairs. Volunteers can also share their musical talents.

Special Projects

Volunteers assist with special hospital projects such as registrations at health clinics or preparing bulk mailings.

Stock Tech

Assist nursing staff with stocking patient rooms with supplies after a patient’s dismissal.

Visiting Our Gift Shop

Gift shop volunteers assist with the selection of gifts or personal items, tend the cash register, wrap and deliver gifts. Proceeds from the gift shop are allocated by the Auxiliary Board for patient care. Visiting Ours is generally open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Clerical Assistant: Assist various departments with sorting and filing of paperwork, data entry and other clerical duties.

  • Summer: Times vary (Monday through Friday)
  • School year: Directly after school to 4:30-5 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

St. Francis Daycare: Volunteers play games, read books and help serve snacks and meals to children.

  • Summer: 9 a.m.-noon, noon-3 p.m., or 3-6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)
  • School year: 4-6 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Gift Shop: Teen Volunteers fill balloons with helium for gift shop, stock and dust shelves. Volunteer cashier positions available with prior St. Francis volunteer experience.

  • Summer and school year: Days and times vary

Greeter: Hosts at the main entrance greet visitors, answer questions and walking people to areas of the hospital.

  •  Summer a school year: 4-6 p.m. (Monday through Friday), 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. (weekends)

Magazine Cart: Volunteers deliver magazines to nursing units and lounges, offering free magazines to patients, their families, and visitors. You are encouraged to visit with patients if they welcome conversation.

  • Summer: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday, as needed, time very flexible)
  • School year: 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays, time flexible)

Skilled Nursing Unit: Volunteers take residents for wheelchair strolls, on outings to the park, and help with crafts, passing food trays, or filling water pitchers.

  • Summer: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. (Sunday through Saturday)
  • School year: 4-6 p.m. (Monday through Friday) and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Stock Tech: Volunteers help staff re-stock supplies needed in patient rooms.

  • Summer: 2-4 p.m. (days vary)
  • School year: 4-6 p.m. (Monday through Friday); 2-4 p.m. (weekends)

Pediatrics Greeter: Volunteers greet patients on the sixth floor, answer phones and provide company for patients as needed.

  • Summer: 8 a.m.-noon, noon-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. (each day)
  • School year: 4-4:30 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. (weekends)