Thank you for your interest in the Northern Louisiana Hospital Auxiliary (NLHA). Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources. Your kind smile, words of encouragement, and loving comfort are powerful tools that help patients get well, and we highly value your contribution to our goal of achieving medical excellence.
- Volunteers provide support to hospital staff while extending hospitality to patients, family members, and visitors.
- You can grow as an individual by sharing your time with others. Being a volunteer increases communication skills, puts you in touch with interesting people, and opens the door to new friendships.
- Being a volunteer means feeling good about yourself because you have helped people around you.
As a volunteer, what would I do and where would I be?
Every effort is made to match your talents and interests with an available volunteer position. Depending upon your assignment, some typical duties might include: greeting visitors, delivering flowers and mail to patients, answering phones, and escorting visitors inside the hospital. Areas of service in the hospital include the Information Desk, Gift Shop, and the Intensive Care and Surgery Waiting Areas.
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What are the benefits of volunteering?
- When you become a member of the NLHA at Northern Louisiana Medical Center, you gain new skills, meet interesting people, and receive the satisfaction of making a difference in people's lives.
- Volunteers also receive:
How much volunteer time is required?
Volunteers give as little or as much time as they wish. Active volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 50 hours a year. Many volunteers, however, choose to give more than the minimum. Weekday, weekend, and evening shifts are available as we try to accommodate all situations.
What type of training is provided?
Every new volunteer receives an orientation which includes a tour of the hospital and an explanation of hospital policies. Re-orientation is provided yearly.
Do I need to purchase a uniform?
No, each member will receive a uniform and ID badge upon completion of orientation and payment of initial $10 annual dues.
How can I become a volunteer?
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer must complete a Volunteer Application.
Download a copy of our volunteer application.
Please submit completed applications by mail to:
Northern Louisiana Medical Center
Attn: Tami Davis – Auxiliary Liaison
401 East Vaughn Avenue
Ruston, LA 71270
After your completed application is received, the Vice President of the Auxiliary will contact you to setup general pre-employment screenings with Human Resources as well as auxiliary orientation. Each applicant goes through the general pre-volunteer screenings which include: drug screening and background check. After the applicant has cleared all screening processes, the applicant will be issued a uniform jacket and identification badge.
For questions, please contact Tami Davis at Tami_davis@chs.net or 318-254-2447.