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Volunteer Opportunities

Nebraska Medicine provides a dynamic range of volunteer opportunities. Below are brief descriptions of a few of the opportunities we currently offer.

(These are the volunteer opportunities available at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center. For Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue, please view Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue volunteer opportunities.)

Begin the process to volunteer now at Nebraska Medicine by calling Volunteer Services at 402.559.4197 or filling out this form.


  • Be a welcoming presence to guests on the medical center campus and help them navigate their way through the facility. (Weekdays, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Child Life

  • To assist the Child Life staff in providing diversionary activities for hospitalized children to help promote a positive sense of self-esteem and a positive hospital experience. (Weekdays & Weekends, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)

Clarkson Gift Shop and CornerStone Gifts

  • Assist customers as they shop for gifts, flowers, candy and other merchandise at the gift shops. Proceeds from the shops are donated to support special projects at the medical center. (Weekdays 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Weekends Noon – 4 p.m.)

Emergency Department

  • Support families and staff by performing a variety of essential non-medical duties. Must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer. (Weekdays & Weekends, 6 a.m. – Midnight)

Home Instead Center for Successful Aging

  • Welcome guests to the center; oversee the waiting room and support staff with various duties in the clinic and Engage Center. (Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Hospitality Cart

  • Enhance the comfort of adult patients and their guests by sharing items from the hospitality cart …Crossword Puzzles, Word Search, Magazines, Playing Cards, etc. (Weekdays & Weekends, Hours Varied)

Patient Mail

  • Brighten patients’ day by delivering their mail and Well Wishers e-mails. (Weekdays, Hours Varied)

Peggy D. Cowdery Care Center

  • Spend time with patients and their families during their visits to the center. Provide departmental assistance and support for staff. (Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Physical Therapy

  • Enhance the physical therapy experience by assisting the therapists or staff with patients as needed. (Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Radiation Oncology

  • Assist patients and families in the radiation oncology clinic and provide administrative support to staff. (Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Special Projects

  • Help with special projects, activities and events as the need is identified in a variety of departments. (As needed)

Waiting Rooms

  • Provide hospitality to waiting families and serve as a liaison between families and staff. (Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m..)

Village Pointe Caner Center / Life Renewal Center

  • Volunteer assisting our patients, their families and our staff with the variety of services offered. (Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Weigel Williamson Center for Vision Rehabilitation

  • Provide clients a positive introduction to the low vision clinic. Staff the front desk/reception area, provide departmental assistance as needed to staff and help with the adaptive device store. (Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Opportunities - With Additional Requirements

Angel Hearts & Hands

  • Individual volunteers or groups interested in helping with knitting, sewing and crafting projects to benefit our patients. Projects include, but are not limited to, Prayer Shawls, Layettes, and Turbans.

Guest Transportation

  • Drive guests of the medical center, for a weekly shopping trip to a selected area store for necessities and comforts of home using your own vehicle. Driving record will be checked and insurance verified. (Weekdays)

Patient Transportation

  • Eliminate one stress factor for patients and their caregivers by transporting them to and from area airports, bus depot, train station and medical center using your personal vehicle. Driving record will be checked and insurance verified. (Weekdays & Weekends, As Needed)

Pet Therapy:

  • Pet Therapy is utilized within healthcare facilities as a method of reducing stress incurred by hospitalization giving patients the benefits of shared pet companionship. Your dog must be a certified pet therapy dog with a recognized organization to participate. (Weekdays, Varied Hours)

Spiritual Care

  • Ensures patients are connected with their spiritual communities and/or the medical center’s resources. An interview with a representative of Spiritual Care is required prior to placement. (Weekdays & Weekends, As Needed)

Make an Appointment

Call: 800.922.0000