Types of volunteers:
As one of our adult volunteers, you play a central role in creating a positive experience for patients and families during their time with us. Our volunteers are stewards of our hospitals. They bring their experiences with them to help every person who walks through our doors know they will receive exceptional care.
Students play an important role in creating positive experiences. Students spend their time interacting with patients and their families while supporting hospital staff in a variety of ways. Our goal is to mentor our students towards graduation and beyond. Regular attendance is a crucial part of the Student Volunteer experience.
Community volunteers provide hours outside of the hospital setting. You might like to volunteer for a hospital-sponsored event, work on sewing projects such as knitting scarves or making hats or blankets for cancer patients.
Our caregivers generously give their time so that students have an opportunity to have lasting, learning experiences at our hospital. Internships consist of hours needed for college acceptance or graduation and are based on department availability.
Please call (816) 271-8181 for information on clinical internships.
Step One: Complete the online Volunteer Application form below.
Step Two: In-person interview with Volunteer Services caregiver.
Step Three: Complete pre-screening requirements offered free of charge:
- Background check (18+)
- Two-step Tuberculosis test
- Flu shot
- COVID vaccination
Step Four: Complete onboarding
Two weeks. Orientation materials will be provided as part of the training and orientation process for those already identified and placed as volunteers.
Step Five: Train in your volunteer position.
Two weeks. Assignment description and training checklist will be provided to ensure you have the skills you need to be successful in your volunteer role.