How to Volunteer

Adult Volunteers

From staffing the patient information desk, to delivering flowers, to playing a crucial role as liaison between families and the medical staff in our surgery waiting areas; Volunteer Services supports the mission and goals of Owensboro Health by caring for our patients, families, and visitors and through fundraising.

Opportunities & Application for Adult Volunteers

Service To Patients

  • Cheer Card Delivery
  • Floral Delivery
  • Hospital Tours
  • Newspaper Delivery
  • Pastoral Care
  • Patient Care Representative - Emergency Department
  • Patient Mail Delivery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Volunteer Office

Service To Patient Families

  • Gift Shop
  • Mother / Baby Waiting Area
  • Outpatient Waiting Area
  • Patient Information Desk

Hospital Support Services

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Mail Delivery
  • Medical Records
  • Physical Therapy
  • Print Shop

To become an adult volunteer, complete our online volunteer application.

If you have a general question call 270-417-3100.



Student Volunteers & Job Shadow Students

There are many students who are pursuing healthcare and are wanting or needing experience. We offer to students, potential students, and working professionals the opportunity to learn about their desired careers in health care through this short-term program.

  • Student- Volunteers will do approved practical work in a healthcare setting or use their time for job shadowing purposes. There is no hands-on patient activity.
  • Students who require this for school programs MUST have an active Affiliation Agreement with Owensboro Health. If there is not a current agreement, the student is responsible for applying far enough in advance to complete the legal process.
  • Anyone over the age of 18 requires a Criminal Background Check.
  • These students are categorized as a Volunteer because this program is unpaid.
  • *PROCESSING TAKES 2-3 WEEKS DEPENDING ON STUDENT

Opportunities & Application for Student Volunteers

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Emergency Department Patient Relations
  • Health & Wellness
  • Dietetics/ Nutrition
  • Radiology
  • Home Care
  • Billing and Coding
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Health Information Management
  • Clinical Integration/Population Health
  • Owensboro Health Medical Group (Clinics)
Other options upon request if placement is available and management approves. Complete our online Student-Volunteer application.

If you have a general question call 270-417-3113.

Teen Volunteers

Think you’d like to spend some of your summer helping others? How about working on teams with other teens at Owensboro Health? If that sounds interesting, then apply to the Owensboro Health VolunTeen Program. As a VolunTeen, you’ll have a truly rewarding experience on your summer break.

The work will be widely varied and will expose you to both clinical and non-clinical areas of Owensboro Health. The program runs from the last week in May through the end of July, and work schedules are flexible. All teen volunteers receive supervision from Owensboro Health-employed college students.

Opportunities & Application for Teen Volunteers

  • Cheer Card Delivery
  • Floral Delivery
  • Patient Information Desk
  • Family and Staff Support

Volunteer Services accepts applications for the VolunTeen Summer Program from March 1 to early May of each year. To apply, complete our online Volunteen application.

More Volunteer Oppportunities at Owensboro Health

Contact Us

Volunteer Services
P.O. Box 20007
Owensboro, KY 42304

Debbie Luttrell, Manager of Volunteer & Guest Service (right) e-mail or call 270-417-3100 or fax 270-417-3109.

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