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Volunteer

There are more than 200 volunteers who dedicate their time and talents in many different areas throughout the Great Plains Health system. Without them, we would not be as successful as we are in meeting patients' needs.

We offer more than 25 volunteer locations that provide flexible schedules for those who are searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity within our health system. Whenever possible, we work to match individual interests and skills with volunteer assignments. Whether a person can volunteer just one afternoon a month or on a daily basis, we are always appreciative to have an extra caring volunteer to help meet the needs of our patients.

Without our volunteers, we would not be as successful as we are in meeting patients' needs.

To apply to become a Great Plains Health volunteer, please contact:

Julie Calahan
Great Plains Health director of volunteer services
601 West Leota St.
North Platte, NE 69101
308.568.7475

Volunteer programs

Adult volunteer program

Adult volunteers are needed to serve in many areas of the hospital including:

  • The information desk.
  • The Gift Box.
  • Making newborn baby accessories.
  • The Callahan Cancer Center.
  • Escorting patients and visitors.
  • Delivering flowers.

We work very hard to assign volunteers based on their skills and desires.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the volunteer application form.

Junior volunteer program

The JV Ambassador program at Great Plains Health is open to young adults aged 14 to 19 years old and still enrolled in high school or an equivalent. JV Ambassadors commit to volunteering for a 12-month term and serve a minimum of eight hours a month or a minimum of 100 hours aterm. In addition, the JV Ambassador program encourages rotations within various departments every month. Through these rotations, our JV Ambassadors are exposed to many facets within the healthcare environment including clinical and nonclinical areas. Educational sessions designed to explore various departments and health specialties in-depth are provided during the summer months. These sessions give JV Ambassadors the opportunity to learn about healthcare job opportunities, department responsibilities, and procedures and specialized equipment.

If you are interested in becoming a JV ambassador, please fill out the junior volunteer application form.

Note: The JV Ambassador program is limited to 40 participants.

Volunteer benefits

  • Formation of new friendships.
  • Development of new interests and skills.
  • Service to the community.
  • Experience and references for future volunteer opportunities and careers.
  • Invitations to Great Plains Health programs and activities.
  • Formal recognition.
  • Scholarship opportunities.
  • Monthly volunteer newsletter.
  • 10 percent discount at The Gift Box.
  • Meal vouchers.

Active volunteers

To access your account, please click on the link below:
Volgistics account

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