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Adult Program

Baptist Health Louisville has over 350 adult volunteers who contribute more than 60,000 hours to the hospital each year. We are very fortunate to have such a large group of volunteers, who give their time to our hospital and other areas in our community. Volunteers staff the Information Desk, deliver flowers, newspapers, magazines, and electronic greeting cards (eCards) to patients; operate the hospital Gift Shop; and work in nursing units and other hospital departments. 

In addition to contributing their time, many Volunteers are members of the Baptist Health Auxiliary. Auxiliary members hold various events to raise money for the hospital. Those funds along with proceeds from the hospital's Gift Shop are donated back to the hospital. Funds are used to purchase new medical equipment, help meet patients' emergency needs, and support projects such as the making of pillows for recovering surgery patients. The Baptist Health Auxiliary has donated the over $765,000 to the Baptist Health Foundation for construction on the new Park Tower. 

Becoming an Adult Volunteer

To become a Volunteer, please complete an online application.  Once the application is received and reviewed, you will be contacted to discuss your application and possibly set up an interview.  During the interview, we will discuss your interest in volunteering and what position and schedule would be best for you. All new volunteers must complete the pre-volunteer requirements including a TB test, criminal records check and completion of the hospital orientation program, which will be set up by the Volunteer Director.  Our Volunteers take pride in their work and are committed to be valuable members of the Baptist Health Louisville healthcare team.

Volunteer Opportunities

View a listing of the different volunteer opportunites we have currently available.

College Student Program

We realize that many college students are pursuing degrees in the healthcare field and we want to
be able to provide them with the opportunity to experience working in hospital. We offer
programs for college students, where they can volunteer one or two days a week based on the
availability of their chosen field. Students must be 18 years of age and graduated from high school
to participate in this program. Applications for this program are available online. Click here to
complete an application. After submission of your application, students will receive an email with
further information about the program and opportunities available. An interview will be set up to discuss the field of study and what position and schedule would be the best match. All new
volunteers must complete the pre-volunteer requirements including a TB test, health screening
record, criminal records check and completion of the hospital orientation program, which will be
set up by the Volunteer Department.

Junior Volunteer Program

Baptist Health Louisville offers a Junior Student Volunteer program for teens ages 14 through 18 in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Our program has proven to be an excellent opportunity for students, who are considering a career in health care. The Junior Student Volunteers contribute many volunteer hours by helping out in nursing units, clinical and service areas, our onsite daycare, and many other areas of the hospital. The program provides students with the experience of working in a hospital, as well as a good reference for their first jobs.

Each session has a specific starting date and generally lasts for 7 to 8 weeks. All new Junior Student Volunteers must be able to attend an Orientation Session, which is scheduled the week before the session begins. Applications are available on line and you can Click here to complete an application. Upon submission of an application, you will receive an email indicating which session you will be eligible to participate in. We have one of the largest programs in the state, so depending on the number of applicants, we must limit the number of students accepted into each program. Students must commit to volunteering for at least six weeks of the session. Students will be contacted to discuss their application and possibly set up an interview. During the interview, we will discuss the position and schedule which would be the best match. All new volunteers must complete the pre-volunteer requirements including a TB test, health screening record, and completion of the hospital orientation program, which will be set up by the Volunteer Director.

For More Information

If you would like to become a part of this vibrant and vital organization which has pledged itself to the care and concern of others in the spirit of Christian love, please call Baptist Health Louisville's Volunteer department at (502) 897-8249 or e-mail bhevolunteers@bhsi.com. If you would like to make a charitable contribution, visit the Baptist Health Foundation page.