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Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital’s Volunteer Services program has been established to develop and maintain an efficient and competent volunteer staff who offer care, hope, empathy, and service to patients, families and visitors.  Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Volunteers are a valuable part of the Hospital staff. They add that extra touch in serving our customers, physicians and staff by helping to lighten the load by offering their time and abilities.

SBAMH Volunteers are utilized in many different areas of the Hospital. As a member of the SBAMH Hospital team, you will become part of a volunteer legacy that spans many decades and has touched many lives.

Who can volunteer?
Youths aged 14 to 18, adults, students, homemakers, and retired persons.

How can volunteering at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital enrich my life?

  • You will work in a friendly, pleasant environment where volunteers are appreciated.
  • You will help others by donating your time and abilities.
  • You will meet new people.
  • You may learn new skills.
  • You may gain valuable work experience.
  • And you will have fun while helping others! 

How do I apply?

To begin the process, call the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services office at 316-321-8708 and request an application be mailed to you.

What is the application process?

  • Send your completed application and references to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services.
  • You will be given an interview, a mandatory Hospital orientation, and orientation to Volunteer Services.
  • You will be given a specific orientation to your area of service after you receive your volunteer assignment.
  • Required TB skin tests, ID badges and volunteer jackets are offered free of charge to all volunteers. 

Do I choose the department in which I want to volunteer?

Placement is based on position openings. SBAMH tries to place volunteers in an area that matches their abilities, availability and interests to the Hospitals’ needs. Once accepted, complete orientation and training is provided to all new volunteers.

Opportunities of Service

Information Desk: Greet patients and visitors upon their arrival. Be the first smiling, friendly face that patients and visitors see as they enter the lobby. Provide information, hostess courtesies and other directional assistance.

Service Volunteer: Love to exercise? Be a vital part of a busy department! Deliver inter-office mail, patient flowers and mail, run errands to support patients and staff throughout the medical facility.

Gift Shop: Love to shop? The auxiliary gift shop is a great place to volunteer. It’s an eclectic shop packed full of upscale gift items and a wide variety of seasonal decorations. Weekend and evening shifts available.

Sewing Saints: Whether you can sew or not, the Sewing Saints has a spot for you. Tracing, cutting, stuffing, and stitching are just a few of the tasks this group performs! The “Saints” meet the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month from 1-4pm.

Lab Transportation Service: Do you like to drive? We are looking for volunteers who would make periodic daylight trips to the downtown Wichita Red Cross, 700 N. Main, to pick up and bring back specially treated blood for our Cancer Center patients. Mileage paid.

Surgery Waiting Room: What lasts for an hour but seems like a forever? Families waiting for news of a loved one in surgery! Volunteers are needed to lend a listening ear and compassionate nature for these families. Answer phone, communicate with family, medical staff and physicians. Various four-hour shifts available, Monday – Friday. Substitutes needed.

Shuttle Service
Have fun and help others at the same time! We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to drive our shuttle to assist patients and visitors from their cars, to the main entrance, medical office buildings and back. Our shuttle has a heater, roof and plastic sides to protect you from the elements.

Thinking about helping others? Thinking about volunteering? Join the dedicated and caring Volunteer Team at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital!  For more information call 316.321.8708.

720 W. Central El Dorado KS 67042.  (316) 321-3300