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Volunteer opportunities in Wichita

Via Christi offers many rewarding volunteer opportunities for adults, college students and teens at our Wichita hospitals. We invite you to join our long tradition of service-minded men and women helping care for and support our patients and guests.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greeting and escorting visitors
  • Delivering flowers and mail
  • Assisting with office duties
  • Providing comfort and assistance to families in waiting rooms
  • Designing floral arrangements in our Via Christi Gift Shops
  • Serving patients on the units and during dismissals

As a volunteer you'll form new friendships and gain satisfaction in knowing you are touching the lives of others in a meaningful way.

You'll also enjoy:

  • Complimentary meal on the days you work
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Discounts at the Via Christi Gift Shops
  • Opportunities to attend Via Christi-sponsored events

A comprehensive orientation is provided for each new volunteer and training is provided for each volunteer postion.

Please note: It takes approximately two weeks for an application and references to be processed. Be sure to inform your references that they will be contacted. We will call them and mail or email a questionnaire to them.

For more information about adult or teen volunteer opportunities and the benefits of volunteering at Via Christi Hospitals, contact Volunteer Services.

Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph

Position: Gift Shop cashier
Description: Needed 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays.

Position: Angel in the ER
Description: Supports patients and families during their Emergency room stay. Assist staff with clerical duties and errands.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Dispatch Receptionists
Description: Greets and assisits individuals visiting the Volunteer office. Answers incoming calls and dispatches requests to Volunteers.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Gift Shop Sales Associate
Description: Greets and assists customers with selections and suggests gift ideas. Operates cash register and helps with restocking shelves.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Information Desk Receptionist
Description: Greets and assists individuals entering the hospital, whether they are patients, family, visitors, Physicians, clergy or vendors. Assists individuals who Phone Via Christi trying to locate a patient. 
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Mail Room
Description: Delivers staff and patient mail to multiple departments while helping to create a warm and caring environment.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Nursing Unit Volunteer
Description: Available to patients to run errands and visit when family is not present. Assists nursing staff with passing ice water, running errands, and light clerical.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Radiology Escort
Description: Greets patients and families. Escorts throughout the hospital.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Special Procedures Receptionists
Description: Greets families to the waiting area and updates family on patients status.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Surgery Waiting Room Receptionists
Description: Greets families to the waiting room and updates family on patients status.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Via Christi Hospital St. Teresa

Position: Gift Shop Sales Associate
Description: Greets and assists customers with selections and suggests gift ideas. Operates cash register and helps with restocking shelves.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Gift Shop cashier
Desription: Needed 1-4 p.m. Mondays

Position: Information Desk Receptionist
Description: Greets and assists individuals entering the hospital, whether they are patients, family, visitors, Physicians, clergy or vendors. Assists individuals who Phone Via Christi trying to locate a patient.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Via Christi Hospital St. Francis

Position: Gift shop cashier
Description: Could use someone from 10:30-11 a.m. to bag cookies. If they want to learn the register, that would be amenable as well. Also, need cashiers from 1-4 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays.

Position: Floral volunteer
Description: Needed 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.

Position: Angel in the ER
Description: Supports patients and families during their Emergency room stay. Assist staff with clerical duties and errands. 

Position: Cancer Institute
Description: Available to patients to run errands and visit when family is not present. Assists nursing staff with passing ice water, running errands, and light clerical.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Clerical Assistant
Description: Assist with varied office duties
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Gift Shop Sales Associate
Description: Greets and assists customers with selections and suggests gift ideas. Operates cash register and helps with restocking shelves.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Information Desk Receptionist
Description: Greets and assists individuals entering the hospital, whether they are patients, family, visitors, Physicians, clergy or vendors. Assists individuals who phone Via Christi trying to locate a patient.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Joint Replacement Coach
Description: Works in our specialized program designed specifically for support and recovery of our patients who have had a total hip or knee replacement. Works alongside professional staff as they care for patients, and supports patients one on one by serving as a volunteer or an extended family "coach" during group activities. Ideal volunteers include anyone who has received a total joint replacement; former "coaches," those who have helped care for someone after a joint replacement; students interested in or pursuing a career in health care; or anyone with an interest in or passion for orthopedics.

Position: Mail Room
Description: Delivers staff and patient mail to multiple departments while helping to create a warm and caring environment.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Neuro Critical Care Reception
Description: Greet families in the waiting room. Assists nursing staff running errands, and light clerical.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Patient Satisfaction Visitor
Description: Visits with recently admitted patients to assure they are receiving exceptional care.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Pediatric Reception
Description: Greet families as they come to the unit. Assists nursing staff with light clerical. 
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Surgery Waiting Room Receptionist-Substitutes
Description: Greets families to the waiting room and informs and updates family of patient status.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: 4SE Resource Volunteer
Description: Greets visitors as they arrive in the area. Assits with way finding through the hospital. Assits in creating a warm and welcoming environment.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital

No current volunteer openings available.