Volunteer Opportunities at Baptist Health Louisville
Baptist Health Louisville has over 275 Volunteers who contribute more than 30,000 hours to the hospital each year. We are very fortunate to have such a large group of Volunteers, who give their time to our hospital and other areas in our community. Most volunteer in an assigned area 4 hours per week, sometimes more. In addition to the traditional volunteer areas, such as staffing the information desks or delivering flowers, Volunteers operate the hospital Gift Shop, help in nursing and surgery units and participate in programs to assist patients during their stay such as our patient rounding and bed safety checks.
Another benefit of volunteering is the option to join our Baptist Health Auxiliary. Auxiliary members hold various events to raise money for the hospital. Those funds along with proceeds from the hospital's Gift Shop are donated back to the hospital. Funds are used to purchase new medical equipment, help meet patients' emergency needs, and support projects such as the making of pillows for recovering surgery patients. The Baptist Health Auxiliary has almost completed their 3rd million dollar pledge to the Baptist Health Foundation for projects that benefit the hospital.
Becoming an Adult Volunteer
To become a Volunteer, please complete an online application. Once the application is received and reviewed, you will be contacted to discuss your application and possibly 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 Louisville healthcare team.
View a listing of the different volunteer opportunities we have currently available.
College Student Program
We realize that many college students are pursuing degrees in the healthcare field and we want to be able to provide them with the opportunity to experience working in a hospital. We offer programs for college students, where they can volunteer at least one day a week based on the availability of their chosen field. To participate in the College Student Volunteer program, students should be between 18 to 26 years of age and graduated from high school. Applications for this program are available online. Click here to complete an application. After submission of your application, students will receive an email with further information about the program and opportunities available. An interview will be set up to discuss the field of study and what position and schedule would be the best match. All new volunteers must complete the pre-volunteer requirements including a TB test, health screening record, criminal records check and completion of the hospital orientation program, which will be set up by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Junior Volunteer Program
Baptist Health Louisville offers a Junior Student Volunteer program for teens ages 14 through 18 in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Our program has proven to be an excellent opportunity for students, who are considering a career in health care. The Junior Student Volunteers contribute many volunteer hours by helping out in nursing units, clinical and service areas, our onsite daycare and many other areas of the hospital. The program provides students with the experience of working in a hospital, as well as a good reference for their first jobs.
Each session has a specific starting date and generally lasts for 7 to 8 weeks. Applications are available online and you can Click here to complete an application. Upon submission of an application, you will receive an email indicating which session you will be eligible to participate in. We have one of the largest programs in the state, so depending on the number of positions available, we must limit the number of students accepted into each program. Students must commit to volunteering for at least six weeks of the 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, health screening record, and completion of the hospital orientation program, which will be set up by the Volunteer Coordinator.
For More Information
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 Louisville Volunteer Services at 502.897.8249. Learn more about becoming a volunteer with Animal Assisted Therapy. If you would like to make a charitable contribution, visit the Baptist Health Foundation website.