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Longmont United Hospital building
1950 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, Colorado 80501
Emergency Room: 24/7

40.1822195, -105.1260783

Latitude: 40.1822195, Longitude: -105.1260783

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Longmont United Hospital’s volunteer program.  We are proud of our volunteers and the roles they play in our hospital. Your willingness to share your time and talent makes a huge difference in the mission of our hospital.

The Volunteer Services department is committed to providing equal opportunity for all applicants. Volunteer Services has the responsibility to recruit the most qualified volunteers, determine their capabilities and make assignments accordingly.

Please contact us if you have any questions: Volunteer Office 303-651-5205

View the programs listed below for more information.

  • Adult Volunteer Program

    To become a volunteer, you must:

    • Complete application
    • Interview with hospital staff
    • Pass TB and background screening, provided by the hospital
    • Have an annual flu vaccine
    • Follow the dress code and wear required volunteer uniform
    • Complete orientation and service training
    • Please note: Volunteer opportunities are not clinical internships or rotations.

    Basic qualifications for volunteers:

    • Friendly and customer-service oriented
    • Provide a minimum of a six (6) month commitment to volunteer
    • Honest, reliable and able to be professional in all interactions
    • Ability to maintain confidential information
    • Physically able to be on your feet, as needed, some areas more than others

    Some of our volunteer opportunities include (some subject to change)

    Special Areas:

    • Gift Shop
    • TAILS: Therapy Dog program
    • Caring Clowns
    • Hand Arts of sewing or knitting items (at home)
    • Music opportunities

    Patient Contact Areas:

    • Patient Ambassador
    • Emergency Room Volunteer
    • Day Surgery
    • Entertainment Cart
    • Birthplace
    • Hospitality Cart
    • Patient Portal Navigator

    Visitor and Informational Areas:

    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    • Main Welcome Desk
    • Surgery Waiting Room
    • Birthplace Welcome Desk
    • Registration Desks

    Non-Patient Contact Areas/Office Support:

    • Integrated Therapies
    • Human Resources
    • Volunteer Office
    • Messenger Service
  • Junior Volunteer Teen Program

    To become a volunteer, you must:

    • Complete application and two recommendation letters
    • Interview with hospital staff
    • Pass TB screening, provided by the hospital
    • Have an annual flu vaccine
    • Follow the dress code and wear required volunteer uniform
    • Complete orientation and service training
    • Please note: Volunteer opportunities are not clinical internships or rotations.

    Basic qualifications for volunteers:

    • Friendly and customer-service oriented
    • Must be at least 14 years of age and enrolled in high school
    • Committed to volunteer once a week for the duration of the session:
      • Fall (September through December)
      • Spring (Late January through April)
      • Summer (June through August)
    • Honest, reliable and able to be professional in all interactions
    • Ability to maintain confidential information
    • Physically able to be on your feet, as needed, some areas more than others

    Here are some of our volunteer opportunities (some subject to change)

    Special Areas:

    • Gift Shop
    • Hand Arts of sewing or knitting items (at home)
    • Music opportunities
    • Pharmacy

    Patient Contact Areas:

    • Patient Ambassador
    • Day Surgery
    • Entertainment Cart

    Visitor and Informational Areas:

    • Main Welcome Desk
    • Birthplace Welcome Desk
  • Therapy Dog: TAILS program

    Therapy DogThank you for your interest in the Longmont United Hospital (LUH) therapy dog program. TAILS (Therapy Animals In Loving Service) has been delivering smiles to patients, visitors, and staff since 2002. We currently have more than 35 teams.

    Therapy dogs must be calm, obedient, and not easily distracted. They must love meeting many kinds of people. They should know basic commands, walk calmly on a loose lead, and be easily managed by their handlers in varied settings. For our program, dogs must be at least 2 years old; handlers must be at least 18 years old or at least 14 years old and accompanied by a parent. 

    TAILS handlers are hospital volunteers. All volunteers must attend the hospital’s orientation program, complete a background check, be tested for TB and get a flu shot each year. LUH is a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace.

    All therapy dog teams MUST be registered with a national therapy dog registration association. Registration provides liability insurance when you do volunteer work with your dog. Recognized registries for our programs include:

    Not all dogs are suited for this kind of work. Nor are all handlers. Before contacting us, we strongly recommend that you read “Dog Assisted Therapy: Is Your Dog a Good Fit?” It is an excellent article by Patricia McConnell, PhD. It is available on-line. 

    Does this sound like something you and your dog would be interested in doing? We have a process to qualify therapy dogs and their handlers. For more information, please complete the Therapy Dog Application form and a TAILS volunteer will contact you with more information.

  • LAUNCH: LUH Adventure University for New Careers in Healthcare

    LAUNCHLAUNCH is a summer health careers camp that provides high school students hands-on experiences while they learn about different healthcare professions. Careers such as nursing, therapies, labor and delivery, operating room, cardiovascular services, emergency medicine and many more will be highlighted during the program. Interactive activities and real-life simulations with our new adult and pediatric teaching mannequins provide the hands-on experience students want to explore future professions in the healthcare field.

    The goal of the LAUNCH program is to provide an annual summer event to help high school students explore possible future careers in healthcare.

    Students applying for the LAUNCH program will be considered based upon the following criteria and requirements:

    • Must be a junior or senior for the 2019-2020 school year.
    • Transcript and GPA are considered in the selection process.
    • Teacher Evaluation Form from school personnel.
    • Written Letter of Recommendation (someone other than a family member).
    • If applicant is chosen, must attend an interview session with the selection committee.
    • Students are required to attend EVERY day of program.
    • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

    Applications will be available starting in January of 2019 until March 2019 for the LAUNCH program June 24-28, 2019

    For more information email:
    Stacey Jackson 
    Manager of Volunteer Services
    Longmont United Hospital
    1950 Mountain View Avenue
    Longmont, CO 80501