Volunteer Opportunities at Baptist Health La Grange

Volunteers work in most areas of Baptist Health La Grange including information desks, transport, Medical/Surgical Unit, Rehab & Skilled Care Center as well as various waiting areas. Volunteers staff the patient information desks and help patients and families find their way. They deliver flowers and newspapers, escort patients and families, help fill water pitchers, assist with meal tray selections and prepare patient information packets. By performing these small but very important services, our volunteers add a personal touch to the hospital and help make it a warm, friendly place. Volunteers make a real difference by providing all the little extras our patients have come to appreciate. In addition, about 20 student volunteers work at the hospital during the summer. 

Once the application is received and reviewed, you may be contacted to discuss your interest in volunteering to set up an interview. During the interview, we will discuss your interest in volunteering and what position and schedule would be best for you. All new Volunteers must complete the pre-volunteer requirements including a TB test, criminal records check and completion of the hospital orientation program, which will be set up by the Volunteer Director. Our Volunteers take pride in their work and are committed to be valuable members of the Baptist Health La Grange healthcare team.

Student Volunteer Program

The Student Volunteer Program at Baptist Health La Grange is a summer youth program for students. The purpose of this program is to acquaint students with caregiver roles in a hospital environment. To participate, students must be 14-19 years old. Students are assigned to work with staff member in, nursing units, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, ER/Registration, Pre-Op and other areas of the hospital.

The program provides students with the experience of working in a hospital environment with the focus on patient-care responsibilities and serves as a reference for future job and college applications. Approximately 20 Student Volunteers work at Baptist Health La Grange each summer. Students can use their hours of service toward honor societies and service organizations.

The summer session has a specific starting date and generally lasts for 7 to 8 weeks. All new Student Volunteers must attend an orientation session, which is scheduled the week the session begins. Applications are available online April 1-May 24. Please complete an online application. Upon submission of the application, you will receive an email from the director of volunteers. Students must commit to volunteering for at least six weeks of the summer session. Students will be contacted to discuss their application and possibly set up an interview. During the interview, we will discuss the position and schedule which would be the best match. All new volunteers must complete the pre-volunteer requirements including a TB test, immunization record (through the student’s family physician) and completion of the hospital orientation program.

If you would like to become a part of this vibrant and vital organization which has pledged itself to the care and concern of others in the spirit of Christian love, please call Baptist Health La Grange Volunteer department at 502.222.3340 or email sarnold1@bhsi.com.