Volunteers play a vital role in creating a positive, patient-focused tradition at Lakeland HealthCare. Volunteers enhance the hospital experience for patients and their families and assist staff in providing exemplary care and service.

People volunteer for many reasons, but most agree that the greatest benefit of volunteering is the satisfaction that comes from helping others and contributing to the community. Through their generous donations of time, volunteers truly make a difference for patients, families and visitors.

Volunteers can work directly with patients or in one of our many non-patient settings. Flexible schedules are available.


General Requirements

  • Adult Volunteer 18 years of age or older
  • High School students 14 years of age or older
  • Available to volunteer 3 - 4 hours per week
  • Able to commit to volunteering for 6 months
  • Willing to follow Lakeland dress code standards
  • Customer service oriented
  • Able to attend orientation and training
  • Pass a criminal background check


Getting Started

Before you begin...
Consider your schedule and how much free time you are willing to devote to volunteering. Review our list of Volunteer Opportunities at the location of your choice and select one or more jobs that you would like to know more about.

Please complete the Volunteer Application and submit 2 References. Applications and references may be mailed, dropped off at the site where you wish to volunteer or emailed. (Addresses can be found on the application.)

Once your completed forms are received, we will review available openings to determine if any align with your interests and contact you to schedule an interview. All volunteers are required to complete an orientation and training.


Volunteer Opportunities

To locate opportunities of interest, click on one of the locations below:

Hospice at Home

Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles

Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet

Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph


Rewards of Volunteering

Volunteering not only helps others...it helps you too! Volunteering is fun and rewarding. Meet new people, learn new skills and enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. All of our volunteers receive both formal and informal recognition, and celebrate their successes in many ways.


Lakeland Health Foundations

Mailing Address
1234 Napier Avenue
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Office Hours & Location

2550 Meadowbrook
Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Ph: (269) 927-5143
Fax: (269) 927-5338

Monday 7am - 5pm
Tuesday – Thursday 8am - 5pm


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