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As part of our commitment to excellence, Ochsner volunteers provide an extra dimension of effective care and service to our patients, families, visitors and staff.

Volunteers are an integral part of Ochsner's Service Excellence initiative.

Ochsner Volunteer

Their time and talents are vital to the comfort and care of our patients and their families.

Ochsner volunteers have the satisfaction of knowing that even the smallest service can have far-reaching effects.

The volunteer application can be found here.

Giving Your Time and Talent

Where would you like to help? At Ochsner, we take the time to match each volunteer's interests and skills with departmental needs. Volunteers may choose from patient and non-patient care areas throughout the institution.

Some of the duties available include:

  • Assisting patients in various areas, including the emergency room and hospital
  • Offering spiritual care
  • Serving as a critical cuddler in the NICU/PICU
  • Providing music or entertainment

Why Volunteer?

Ochsner volunteers help create a caring and peaceful environment for patients and families to recuperate. The benefits of volunteering include:

  • Involvement in your community
  • Learning from healthcare professionals
  • Acquiring new or enhance existing skills
  • Adding experience to your resume
  • Building self-esteem by helping others
  • Developing new friendships
  • Completing service hour requirements
  • Exploring a new career in healthcare

If you or someone you know may be interested in providing help, hope and healing through their gift of caring, please call Ochsner's Volunteer Services Department at 504-842-5085.

The volunteer application can be found here or in the Volunteer Services Office.

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