Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph, hospital and ER, Wichita, Kansas

Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph

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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 Via Christi Gift Shops
  • Opportunities to attend 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 Hospital St. Joseph

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: Dispatch Volunteer
Description: Works directly in the volunteer office. Assists florist with delivery of flowers, dismisses patients from nursing units. Assists with projects as requested.
Shifts available: Various days and times

Position: ExtraordinaryMinister 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: 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: Mail Room
Description: Delivers staff and patient mail to multiple departments while helping to create a warm and caring environment.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Nursing Unit Volunteer
Description: Available to patients to run errands and visit when family is not present. Assists nursing staff with passing ice water, running errands, and light clerical.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Radiology Escort
Description: Greets patients and families. Escorts throughout the hospital.
Shifts available: Varied days and times

Position: Surgery Waiting Room Receptionists
Description: Greets families to the waiting room and updates family on patients status.
Shifts available: Varied days and times