Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you are guiding a visitor to the right room or office, directing calls to a patient's room or quietly reassuring family members waiting for a report from surgery, our volunteers, or as we call them, Ambassadors, are an extremely vital thread in the fabric of our successful and caring hospital. From working in clinical departments, delivering mail and magazines to patient rooms, or providing support to families and visitors, Ambassadors are essential members of our care team. We also offer several volunteer opportunities within our Hospice program too.

Ambassador Requirements:

  • AGE: 18 years or older
  • TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum of 4 hours a week, 6 months and 100 hours of service.
  • BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check must be successfully completed.
  • TRAINING: In addition to attending New Ambassador Orientation, Ambassadors will be trained in the area/department they are placed.
  • RESTRICTIONS: Volunteer positions may not be used to fulfill court-ordered community service.
  • HEALTH CLEARANCES: In addition to the health form included in the application packet and proof of Tdap immunization (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), volunteers are also required to receive an annual seasonal flu vaccine.
  • CONFIDENTIALITY: Volunteers must abide by all patient confidentiality guidelines, customer service expectations, and hospital policies.

Opportunities to join our Ambassador team:

  • Information/Reception Desks - Hospital Front Lobby, The Doctors Building 1, Pavilion, GI Lab, Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Patient Registration
  • Surgery Family Waiting Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Office/Clerical Work
  • Emergency Room
  • Magazine Cart
  • Mail Delivery
  • Special Projects: Sewing "HUGS" for children in the hospital, knitting baby caps, quilting patient lap quilts, sewing eyeglass cases for surgery patients, fundraiser sales and so much more!
  • Opportunities for committee work and leadership positions within the Ambassador team

New opportunities arise every day!

Top 10 Reasons to be an OMC Ambassador:

  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Valuable Service to Patients, Visitors and Staff
  • Complimentary Ambassador Logo Wear
  • Annual Service Recognition
  • Access to Special Educational Programs
  • Free, Preferential Parking
  • Complimentary Meal for shifts of 4 hours or more (discount available when not working)
  • Fellowship with Other Ambassadors
  • Discounts on Entertainment Tickets, Wellness Classes and More
  • Free Yearly Flu Shots

To learn more about volunteering at Olathe Medical Center or at one of our physician clinics, please contact our Volunteer Services Manager, Abby Hardwick, at 913-791-4380 or via email at abby.hardwick@olathehealth.org. Or, to apply, please download our application here. Instructions are included in the application packet. Once your application and background check have been received and reviewed, you will be notified by phone or email to schedule an interview and discuss opportunities currently available.

To learn more about volunteering at Miami County Medical Center, please contact Juanita Sprinkle at 913-294-2327, or via email at juanita.sprinkle@olathehealth.org.

In addition to our Ambassador program, Olathe Health welcomes episodic volunteers or corporate groups to complete special projects. Different requirements apply.

 

Hospice Volunteer Program

Hospice volunteers provide services to patients with life-limiting illness, enabling them to spend quality time in their end-of-life. Here are just a few of the volunteer positions available:

  • Direct Patient Care (either in the patient's residence or at the Hospice House): At a patient's residence - Provide caregiver relief, conversation, read aloud, hold their hand. At the Hospice House - Provide caregiver relief, room companionship, assistance to nurses. Miami County volunteer (in the home of a Miami county resident): Provide caregiver relief, conversation, read aloud, hold their hand.
  • Family Snack Provider (monthly or quarterly -- great for volunteer groups): Prepare or purchase a snack(s) off-site and deliver to the Hospice House. Guidelines are provided.
  • House Assistant (at the Hospice House): greet visitors, answer phones, tidy up, set up a donated meal, give tours to families and make snacks. Day, evening, and weekend positions are available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Deliveries: Drive items from various nearby locations to the Hospice House
  • Office Assistant: mailing, sorting, copying, basic computer work
  • Spiritual Care (for chaplains and those with a formal religious background): pray with patient, discuss spirituality, discuss death and dying, coordinate other religious services
  • Music (at the Hospice House): Play a soothing instrument in the halls and/or common rooms
  • Pet Therapy (at the Hospice House): Provide pet interaction for patients, families (must be registered with Pet Partners. Please visit www.mo-kanpetpartners.org for more information)
  • One-Time Events: Assist at open houses, special events -- greet visitors, give tours or stock refreshments, direct traffic

For more information or to get involved, please call 913-324-8515 and press 1 then 4. Or, download the Hospice Volunteer Application here.