Volunteers are highly regarded at Lafayette General Health because they provide services that supplement the basic, essential functions of the professional staff. Whether it's greeting someone in the front lobby, working in the gift shop, performing clerical duties, or being there for a patient, the volunteer programs are varied to meet the system's needs and your talents and schedule.
What Volunteer Duties Are Available?
- Assist patients in various areas
- Help in a doctor’s office
- Staff information desks
- Work in the gift shop
- Pastoral Care
- Visitor transport
- Human Resources and so much more!
The Auxiliary was established in 1962 to assist Lafayette General Medical Center in providing services and goodwill to the community. Our Auxiliary members can be found at information desks in the front lobby and throughout the hospital. They also assist with special projects and activities throughout the year.
Any person associated with a church or parish of any denomination may become a volunteer in the Pastoral Care program, though certain prerequisites must be met, such as a written recommendation from your minister or pastor. Pastoral Care volunteers have an important role in visiting new patients in hospitals and assessing what ministry is needed.
Friends in Deed
The Friends in Deed program offers volunteer positions for those whose interests lie in other areas – from assisting families in our waiting areas to clerical duties.
Benefits of Volunteering
Our volunteers are selfless individuals, secure in the knowledge that their efforts are creating a healthy and peaceful environment for patients and families to recuperate. Beyond this good will, benefits include:
All volunteers are required to complete an application, have an interview and attend an orientation program. View our Volunteer Services brochure to learn more, download an application or call (337) 289-7130 for more information.
- Building new friendships and becoming part of a team
- Learning new skills – Lafayette General Health provides on-the-job training
- One free meal during volunteer hours
- Free annual flu shot
- Recognition at annual banquet
- Research shows that those who volunteer greatly increase their own health and survival