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Ascension Via Christi St. Francis

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis

  • Hospital/Medical Center


Ascension Via Christi offers many rewarding volunteer opportunities for adults, college students and teens at our Wichita hospitals.


For additional information about volunteer opportunities, please call 316-268-5172.

We invite you to join our long tradition of service-minded men and women helping care for and support our patients and guests.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Greeting and escorting visitors
  • Delivering flowers and mail
  • Assisting with office duties
  • Providing comfort and assistance to families in waiting rooms
  • Designing floral arrangements in our Via Christi Gift Shops
  • Serving patients on the units and during dismissals

As a volunteer you'll form new friendships and gain satisfaction in knowing you are touching the lives of others in a meaningful way.

You'll also enjoy:

  • Complimentary meal on the days you work
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Discounts at the Ascension Via Christi Gift Shops
  • Opportunities to attend Ascension Via Christi-sponsored events

A comprehensive orientation is provided for each new volunteer and training is provided for each volunteer position.

Please note: It takes approximately two weeks for an application and references to be processed. Be sure to inform your references that they will be contacted. We will call them and mail or email a questionnaire to them.

For more information about adult or teen volunteer opportunities and the benefits of volunteering at Ascension Via Christi Hospitals, contact Volunteer Services.

Ascension Via Christi St. Francis

Position: 8SW Patient Ambassador
Description: Works directly with the nursing unit piloting the new model of care. Works alongside professional staff as they care for patients. Supports patients and families one on one by providing the extra layer of care. Ideal volunteers include, but are not limited to, anyone who has served in healthcare or is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

Position: Floral volunteer
Description: Assist our florist in creating flower arrangements and gift items. Prior floral experience is a plus. Daytime hours only varied days available.

Position: Extraordinary Minister and Pastoral Care Volunteer
Description: Provides Sacramental care and support for Catholic patients and families. Distributes the Host Communion to patients on the Communion list.
Shifts available: Varied

Position: Clerical Assistant
Description: Assist with varied office duties
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Gift Shop Sales Associate
Description: Greets and assists customers with selections and suggests gift ideas. Operates cash register and helps with restocking shelves.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Information Desk Receptionist
Description: Greets and assists individuals entering the hospital, whether they are patients, family, visitors, Physicians, clergy or vendors. Assists individuals who phone Via Christi trying to locate a patient.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Joint Replacement Coach
Description: Works in our specialized program designed specifically for support and recovery of our patients who have had a total hip or knee replacement. Works alongside professional staff as they care for patients, and supports patients one on one by serving as a volunteer or an extended family "coach" during group activities. Ideal volunteers include anyone who has received a total joint replacement; former "coaches," those who have helped care for someone after a joint replacement; students interested in or pursuing a career in healthcare; or anyone with an interest in or passion for orthopedics.

Position: Mail Room
Description: Helps sort mail from the Post Office and all Ascension entities. Helps look up mail and return if address is no longer at the facility. Helps to make a warm and caring environment.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Patient Satisfaction Visitor
Description: Visits with recently admitted patients to assure they are receiving exceptional care.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Surgery Waiting Room Receptionist-Substitutes
Description: Greets families to the waiting room and informs and updates family of patient status.
Shifts available: Varied days and times