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At Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington, individuals from all walks of life share their time and talents to enrich the lives of others. Volunteers are an invaluable part of our philosophy of care, whether working behind the scenes or interacting with patients, families and staff. Every volunteer position is important and provides a genuine service to our medical center and patients. As a volunteer at the Lexington Shriners Medical Center you will discover a wealth of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to provide support to patients and their families
  • Working in an environment that fosters creativity and independence
  • Exposure to a unique health care environment
  • Flexible work hours

Volunteer placement is based on the needs of our medical center, the kind of work you wish to do and the times you are available. We work hard to match your interests and talents with the needs of the medical center so you will have a meaningful volunteer experience. Volunteer hours are Monday through Friday with flexible shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please note that we do not offer volunteer opportunities with direct patient contact, nor do we offer volunteer opportunities on evenings or weekends.

Volunteer requirements

To protect the health and safety of our patients and families, it is imperative for our medical center volunteers to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must commit to a minimum of three to five hours per month.
  • You must submit to a complete background check, including references, criminal records and child abuse history.
  • You must have up-to-date vaccinations, including tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.
  • You must take a drug test.
  • You must attend a comprehensive orientation prior to beginning your volunteer position.

Medical center volunteers

Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington is a specialized pediatric orthopaedic medical center offering volunteer positions in our lobby and radiology departments. We cannot guarantee open positions all the time, but we will work hard to align your talents and interests to your volunteer position to ensure a meaningful volunteer experience.

Apply to volunteer

If you are interested in applying to become a volunteer, you may download a Volunteer Application. Applications may be printed, completed legibly by hand and mailed or dropped off at the hospital during business hours.

If a volunteer position is available, you will be contacted for a phone interview. If no appropriate openings are available when your application is received, we will keep your application on file for three months and contact you if a position becomes available.

If you have questions about volunteering at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington, please call 859-268-5719 or email.

If you are a student who wishes to shadow a medical professional in our facility, please call 859-268-5664.

Patient entertainment

If you are part of a group that would like to visit the medical center to entertain our patients, please call  859-268-5719..

Special events

Throughout the year we have special events that require the assistance of volunteers. These opportunities are ideal for students under the age of 18 or anyone who cannot commit to a regular volunteer position. To be added to a list of volunteers to contact for these events, please call 859-268-5719 or email.

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