Volunteering, Close to Home

Our Branson volunteers can choose between a wide variety of volunteering opportunities. Specific needs can vary, but our volunteers help staff information desks and deliver mail, help patients with food orders, escort patients between hospital departments or upon release, and much more. 

Hospital and Hospice volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Our youth volunteer program –Volunteens – is a great way for students ages 16 – 18 to get involved and learn the benefits of volunteering.

When you’re ready, volunteering here is easy. You’ll complete and application and an interview, our orientation process and a health screening. We also require our volunteers to sign a confidentiality agreement – patient privacy is our priority. 

A few things to note: You’ll need to adhere to our dress code for volunteers, and commit to volunteering at least 100 hours a year. If you’re ready to learn how you can make an impact in your community, call us a 417-335-7114 today. 

Student Volunteers 

Our student volunteer program is a great way for young people to get involved in the community while learning valuable life skills. 

Requirements: 

  • 16 – 18 years old 
  • Maintain a minimum C+ GPA 
  • Commit to volunteering at least 4 hours a week 

While you’re here, you may help hospital departments with various tasks, help with patient transport, run errands for patients or departments, help patients by watering flowers, getting ice water or simply visiting to pass the time. 

Hospice Volunteers 

Hospice volunteers fill a special role, working with terminally ill patients. Several hours of training are required, where you’ll learn more about Hospice and working with these patients and their families. 

Requirements: 

  • At least 18 years old 
  • Complete yearly education fair 
  • Complete Hospice Volunteer training program 

As a Hospice volunteer, you may visit with terminally ill patients, work in the Hospice office and serve as a phone friend to patients.