Donate and Volunteer

Ochsner's commitment to patient care, education, and research enables the service of patients and communities today and in the future. For over 60 years, Ochsner has cared for residents in greater New Orleans communities and beyond. Philanthropic giving, blood donations and volunteering is integral to maintaining the standard of excellence the Ochsner name connotes and Ochsner patients expect. Monetary Gifts to Ochsner Health System are tax deductible and are often dedicated by the donor to specific areas of patient care, medical research, or graduate medical education. Through their generosity, benefactors make possible many of the innovations and services that set Ochsner apart and advance healthcare for the good of the patients and all humanity. Ochsner is here for the Southeast Louisiana community, and draws vital support from those who recognize the value of the work it does. In fact, those who contribute to Ochsner's philanthropic programs become partners in efforts to excel and succeed, whether that takes place in the health centers or the operating room, in medical research initiatives, in the education of tomorrow's caregivers or in community-outreach efforts.

Giving Options

 Online  Phone  Postal

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Patient Care - visit with patients and assist the nursing staff with non-technical duties
  • Service - assist patients, family members, and visitors with locating their destination
  • For more information - call 504-842-5085

Philanthropy Feature

From the smallest token to a high-impact major gift, your generosity is appreciated. Ochsner Health System has several options. Find out more about your giving options at the Memorial & Tributes link in the right column navigation on this page.

Alumni Association

The Ochsner Alumni Society is an exclusive inner circle of the Ochsner Alumni Association that was organized in the Spring of 2002. The Society represents motivated individuals who by their contribution to the Ochsner Institution, either by philanthropic donations or years of outstanding service, are part of this elite group. Find out more by clicking here.