Volunteer overview

Our Volunteers

At Liberty Hospital, about 175 individuals donate their time and talents to the organization. They fill vital roles, including staffing the hospital gift shop, giving directions to patients and visitors at the information desk and performing clerical duties. In addition to meeting some outstanding people, our volunteers receive a free meal in the cafeteria for each shift they work. They also participate in the annual volunteer Christmas party, hospital events and a special volunteer awards banquet.

To volunteer, you must be 18 or older and out of high school. You must also become a member of the hospital’s auxiliary. Click on the opportunities in the list below to see descriptions.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer work room

Assemble forms, newsletters, books, kits, etc.

Hours vary.


Check in and check out guests, provide comfort and support to guests, answer phone.

Monday through Saturday
8 a.m. to noon
Noon to 4 p.m.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sewing committee

Sew comfort pillows, eyeglass cases and toys for patients.

Second Thursday morning of every month
9 a.m. to noon
Can also be done at home.

Post anesthesia care unit (PACU)

Assist staff, run errands, make copies, transport patients, keep volunteer in the surgery waiting room informed.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Patient registration

Greet patients, announce arrival to staff, escort patients to their destination.

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to noon
Noon to 4 p.m.

Patient care cart

Round on patient floors, handing out books, magazines, puzzle pages

Menu ambassador

Prepare menus for patients, assist with preparing menus for the next day.

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Information desk

Keep information current, direct guests, deliver flowers, deliver mail, answer phones and be a friendly representative of the hospital.

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
12:30 to 5 p.m.
5 to 8 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays
5 to 8 p.m.


Contribute positively to hospice patient care and to their families through emotional support, companionship, empathetic listening, simply “being there," and providing practical assistance as needed in the home, hospital, skilled care facility or in our office. Volunteers seek to build a caring, trusting relationship with patients and their families, and partnerships with other volunteers, staff and the community. A background check is required. For more information, contact Hospice at 816-407-2200. Download an application. Learn more about what it means to be a hospice volunteer from the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

Home health/hospice

Clerical duties.

Hours vary.

Gift shop

Sell items, dust, offer assistance.

Family waiting room

Serve as host/hostess in the waiting room. Serve coffee, keep track of family members, have family ready when the doctor needs to talk to them.

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to noon 
noon to 4 p.m.

Courtesy cart

Transport patients and visitors from the parking lot to the hospital.

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Clerical duties

Putting together packets of information, help with mailings, making copies and sorting mail

Chapel program delivery

Deliver the chapel bulletin to the patients.

Saturday afternoons for approximately one hour.


Play piano or escort patients to chapel services.

8:30 to 10 a.m.

August WebGrahams

Augusta Armstrong: Volunteer 40+ years
Ewing and Myra Graham — Volunteers since 1999

Jim Svodoba - Working from the information desk, surgery waiting room or patient registration, Jim makes patients and guests feel welcome.

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