If you're passionate about community service, care deeply for people and have the time and energy, we'd love to have your help at Longview Regional Medical Center. Volunteering opportunities are available in various departments throughout our hospital. Get in touch, and let's talk about how can help each other.
Since 1980, the Longview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary has been one of our most valuable resources and an extension of our LRMC family. By joining our volunteer family, you gain new skills, meet interesting people, form new friendships and receive the satisfaction of making a difference in other people's lives.
Volunteers provide support to hospital staff while extending hospitality to patients, family members, and visitors. The Volunteer Auxiliary conducts fundraisers to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in healthcare, and support to non-profit community organizations such as Longview Community Ministries, Hope Haven, Highway 80 Rescue Mission, Women's Center and many others.
We try to match your talents and interests with an available volunteer position. Many volunteers join with the desire for patient interaction, but there are many different opportunities depending on your skills and area of interest. 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. Primary areas of service include the Information Desk in the hospital and at the 707 and 709 medical offices, Emergency, ICU Waiting, One Day Surgery, Patient Comfort Visits, and Admissions.
Active volunteers are expected to help at least four hours per week. Many volunteers, choose to give more time than the minimum. Weekday and weekends are also available, as we try to accommodate all situations.
Teen volunteers, ages 15-17, must complete an application between April 1 and May 1 to volunteer during the summer. Completed applications may be submitted to Melinda Whitehurst, Manager of Volunteers. Once your application is received, we'll follow up to schedule a personal interview, as well as general orientation of the hospital, a background check and drug screen.
Every new volunteer attends orientation to learn about hospital policies. Following orientation, each new volunteer is paired with an experienced volunteer until you feel comfortable and familiar with the tasks you'll be performing.
Volunteers receive a yellow vest or jacket to wear while at the hospital. The Auxiliary provides a uniform for volunteers. If an additional one is desired, the volunteer must reimburse the Auxiliary. Women should wear a white blouse to under the yellow jacket or vest, and white slacks or a skirt, white shoes (tennis shoes are permitted) with natural hose or white socks. Men should wear a dress shirt under the yellow jacket with white, light gray or khaki trousers. White socks are to be worn with white shoes (tennis shoes are permitted).
Melinda Whitehurst, Manager of Volunteers
Longview Regional Medical Center
P.O. Box 14000
Longview, TX 75607
Call (903) 232-3776 to request an application.
2901 N Fourth Street
Longview, TX 75605