Lakeland Health Care

Volunteer Opportunities in St. Joseph

Phone: (269) 983-8102
Fax: (269) 982-4051

Lakeland Regional Medical Center
1234 Napier Ave., St. Joseph, 49085

Lakeland Center for Outpatient Services
3900 Hollywood Rd., St. Joseph, 49085

Marie Yeager Cancer Center
3950 Hollywood Rd., St. Joseph, 49085

Pine Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
4368 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, MI 49127

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Our volunteers assist in a wide variety of service areas. The list below are some of our most common positions for volunteers. If there is an activity not shown that you are interested in or you have questions, please let us know!


Auxiliary Board
Description: Serve in a variety of capacities on a committee, such as scholarships, special projects and fund-raising, with the common goal being to enhance patient comfort at Lakeland.
Requirements: Must possess leadership skills and be able to communicate effectively with all personalities.


Blood Drives
Description: Assist with donor registration, escorting donors, serving refreshments and taking appointments for future blood drives.
Requirements: Friendly and accommodating personality; ability to walk.


Baking Belles
Description: Assist Pine Ridge residents in preparing and baking treats to be served for the afternoon Happy Hour program.
Requirements: Positive and personable attitude and enjoy working in the kitchen.


Description: Assists Pine Ridge residents who are visually or hearing impaired play Bingo.
Requirements: Positive and personable attitude.


Birthday Party Assistant
Description: Assist staff in transporting Pine Ridge residents to and from the monthly party and serve cake and ice cream.
Requirements: Positive and personable attitude; ability to walk some distance while pushing an occupied wheelchair.


Care Partner
Description: Assist staff on medical floors by responding to call lights, changing linens, assist with patient discharges and activities.
Requirements: Ability to remain positive in a clinical environment and assist staff with a variety of patients and their immobilities.


Description: Assist with answering phones, folding, stapling, preparing mass mailings and other projects as needed.
Requirements: Must be organized, able to read and write, and have a good phone voice.


Community Outings
Description: Chaperone and assist Pine Ridge residents for outings to places such as the County Fair, Wicks Apple Barn, Blue Chip Buffet, local restaurants, Celebration Cinema, Silver Beach, Christmas light tours, LMC concerts, Brown Bag concerts, and more.
Requirements: Positive and personable attitude; ability to walk some distance while pushing an occupied wheelchair.


Court Yard Café
Description: Wait tables, take orders, and clear tables. The Auxiliary uses Café proceeds for philanthropic donations to Lakeland HealthCare.
Requirements: Must be pleasant, able to read and write, follow directions, have good communication skills, and be able to physically carry food trays.


Courtesy Cart Drivers 
Description: Pick-up and drop-off patients from the parking lot at the Center for Outpatient Services.
Requirements: Must have good communication skills and a driver's license, be able to handle being outside in inclement weather, and able to follow directions.


Craft Time
Description: Look for new craft ideas and help during craft time at Pine Ridge. Residents have an annual craft show where they sell their crafts to make money for special activities and supplies.
Requirements: Positive and personable attitude; enjoy crafts.


Emergency Department
Description: Transport patients from vehicles, stock supplies, prepare treatment room after discharge for the next patient, and assist staff. Provide excellent customer service to patients and families waiting for treatment.
Requirements: Positive attitude and good communication skills. Must be able to push occupied wheelchairs and be able to work in a stressful environment.


Endoscopy Unit
Description: Assist patients with discharge, prepare room for the next patient, keep supplies stocked.
Requirements: Must be physically able to push occupied wheelchairs, change beds and lift supplies.


Footprint Ambassador
Description: Assist patients with walking.
Requirements: Positive attitude, good communication skills, and ability to stand and walk for 4 hours.


Gazebo Gift Shop
Description: Retail with a reason! Provide customer service by assisting customers with purchases. Proceeds are used as Auxiliary philanthropy as donations to support Lakeland HealthCare.
Requirements: Must be able to stand and walk for 4 hours and have excellent customer service skills.


General Stores
Description: Unpack, label and inventory supplies. Deliver supply items to nursing units and perform other duties as needed.
Requirements: Must have the ability to organize time and complete tasks.


Information Desk Greeter
Description: Volunteers escort visitors to their destination, answer phones, provide clerical support and offer a friendly welcome to visitors and staff.
Requirements: Must have a friendly, outgoing personality, be able to read and write, and escort guests to their destination.


Description: Knit baby caps or blankets for the newborns from the comfort of your own home.
Requirements: Must know how to knit, follow directions, and deliver caps and blankets to the hospital.


Pharmacy Assistant
Description: Assist staff by stocking inventory, performing in-house deliveries and filling orders.
Requirements: Must be able to read and walk a distance.


Rehab Assistant
Description: Clean and straighten treatment areas and therapy equipment, disinfect toys, and assist clinicians in treatment activities.
Requirements: Must be able to handle a variety of equipment, be organized and enthusiastic.


Surgery Unit
Description: Assist staff with patient transportation, bed cleaning, linen changes and other physical tasks in both pre- and post-surgery.
Requirements: Willing to follow direction and physically able to maneuver beds.


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