Volunteer Services


Why Volunteer?


The lives you touch may include your own!
  • Gain new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Make use of your talents
  • Explore career possibilities
  • Gain personal satisfaction

Benefits of Volunteering
  • Live a Healthier and Happier Life
  • Free Meal while providing service in Lil’ General Café
  • Free cup of coffee in the coffee shop
  • Gift Shop Discounts – 20% on all regular purchases
  • Uniforms are provided
  • Recognition is on-going
Volunteer Opportunities The Goal of Volunteer Services is to match your interests and talents with available volunteer opportunities. Volunteers ususally work a 4 hour shift, and must be 18 years or older.

Greeters / Escorts – Volunteers help with escorting patients to their service areas or physician offices. As a volunteer, you provide the information and direction patients, their families and friends need when entering the hospital.

Clerical Volunteer – Greeters welcome and assist patients and visitors to the hospital by providing a warm and friendly atmosphere to incoming guests. Greeters are stationed at entrances and make hospital visits easier for patients, families and visitors by giving directions and information.

Gift Shop Volunteer – The Lobby Shop is an important part of OGHS. Caring individuals and a wonderful atmosphere make it a pleasure to visit. Patients and families enjoy browsing the beautiful shop for the gift item for someone special. Volunteers are needed to help with customer service and delivery.

Volunteer Hostess –Volunteers provide warm and friendly hospitality to patients, their families and friends, during their hospital stay. Volunteers visit patient areas and offer to patients and their visitor’s free coffee and magazines.

For information contact the Office of Human Resources at 337-407-4447 or email: brendatrahan@opelousasgeneral.com

Downloadable Volunteer and student volunteer application.