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

Clerical duties

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

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.

Gift shop

Sell items, dust, offer assistance.


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: Julie Lippold, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, 816-407-2200. Download an application. Learn more about what it means to be a hospice volunteer from the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

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.

Patient care cart

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

 August Web

Meet Augusta Armstrong: 39-year volunteer featured in the Liberty Tribune


Meet Ewing and Myra Graham — Volunteers since 1999

Married 57 years, Myra and Ewing Graham serve at Liberty Hospital together. Helping to direct patients and deliver gifts to patients and doctors alike, they both work at the information desk, while Ewing also helps in patient registration. “We enjoy meeting and helping people,” Myra said. “We like to give them a smile and let them know we’re here to help.” -Jillian Lappin, NCAPS Marketing Intern.

Meet Jim Svodoba

For the past three years, Jim Svoboda has been a volunteer at Liberty Hospital. Working from the information desk, surgery waiting room or patient registration, Jim makes patients and guests feel welcome. “It’s about trying to put yourself in the patient’s shoes, and help them find their way through the hospital because they don’t visit the hospital very often,” he says.

Jim moved to Platte County in 1979. He worked for Quaker Oats and Tyson. Now retired, Jim makes his way to Liberty Hospital to serve our community. His children were born in this hospital, and he wants to give back to the people here. When his isn’t volunteering here, Jim enjoys visiting car shows. —Payton Smith, NCAPS Marketing Intern

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