Looking to volunteer? Lourdes Volunteers take time to care.  A helping hand, a willing heart, sometimes that's all it takes - a simple gesture on someone's part, but what a difference it makes.  Why not volunteer your time and make a difference in someone's life? Thank you for your interest, we hope to hear from you soon!

Ann Lomonaco, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Experience Lourdes as a Volunteer

Experience Lourdes as a VolunteerAs a Lourdes Volunteer, you can become an integral part of the hospital team. Your efforts will benefit the hospital in continuing its commitment to excellence while providing you with the personal satisfaction of contributing to the welfare of those in need. Each year, hundreds of volunteers find fulfillment, practical work experience, and companionship within Lourdes.

There's something for everyone at Lourdes. We offer volunteer opportunities for Adult Volunteers and Junior Volunteers.

The combined value of our Adult Volunteers and Junior Volunteers is priceless!

Volunteers provide many of the services that improve the quality of patient stays and support medical and administrative staff at Lourdes. Some, but not all, of these volunteer opportunities are listed below.

Lourdes Auxiliary Gift Shop & Cafe DePaul

adult_volunteer1Two to four hour assignments are available in our Gift Shop (gift suggestions/register) and Cafe DePaul (food preparation/serving) -- a small time commitment for a big return.

(All proceeds from the Gift Shop & Cafe DePaul benefit
Lourdes patients.)


Patient Care*

Areas where volunteers provide hospitality and conversation while assisting the staff with general tasks.

  • Emergency Room
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Ambulatory Surgery
  • Breast Care Center
  • Spiritual Care (Eucharistic Minister)
  • Patient Floors
  • Primary Care Facilities
  • Laser/Eye Center or Holding Area
  • Patient Reading Program
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diabetic Education
  • And Others

*Age restrictions apply.

Clerical Areas

Volunteers assist the staff with clerical duties which may include some of the following: photocopying, filing, faxing, telephones, collating, data entry, typing.

  • Adult VolunteersAdministration
  • Business Office
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Staff Office
  • Nursing Education
  • Facilities Management
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Purchasing Department
  • Volunteer Services
  • Physician Offices
  • Pre-Admission Testing
  • Patient Floor Clerical
  • Library
  • Diabetes Education
  • Information Systems
  • Laser/Eye Unit
  • And Others

Lourdes Physician Practices

A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available in many different departments throughout the hospital and at the Primary Care sites.

Other Areas

  • Junior VolunteersBlood Pressure Screening
  • Pharmacy Deliveries
  • Admit/Registration Escorting
  • Sterile Processing Department
  • Laboratory
  • Food & Nutrition (Dietary)
  • Information Desk
  • Flower Room
  • Laundry Services
  • Information Systems
  • And Others

Become a Volunteer

Lourdes is always looking for Adult Volunteers and Junior Volunteers.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call the Volunteer Services Department at 607-798-5490 or E-mail: Alomonaco@lourdes.com.

Joint Commission Gold Seal

Lourdes has been awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

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Lourdes has received
Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

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Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer

New York State Desginated Stroke Center

Lourdes is a New York State Designated Stroke Center

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery

One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement