An important aspect of an applicant's resume and application is his or her volunteer experience. Professional health programs and schools review numerous amounts of applications each year, and altruistic contributions to society are an important part of the application process. Volunteering your time will not only ensure that your application stands out from the rest, but it will also teach you valuable life skills that will help you in your professional career.
There are many places in and around the Lubbock area where students can volunteer their time. Below are some businesses that provide volunteer opportunities to Texas Tech University students.
Texas Tech School of Medicine Volunteer Program
Places individuals in 14 outpatient clinics at the Health Sciences Center from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Positions include clinic assistants, clerical assistants and greeters. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Contact: Tonya Macias at (806)743-2959 or
Health Sciences Center Room 1010-D
Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center
Students will volunteer in patient related areas, community outreached and general administrative areas.
Office hours: 8-5 Monday-Friday
Contact: Maria Sierra at (806) 743-9355
University Medical Center
Volunteers to work in support service area as well as some patient contact in the Cancer Center and Radiology.
Contact: Lacy Sebastain at (806) 775-8680
Covenant Health System
Orientations are the 1st and 4th Monday of each month. Volunteers will work in Adult ER (Open 24 hours).
Contact: Linda Edwards at (806) 725-0465 for the Medical Center Volunteer Program
Contact: Sharon Thiel at (806) 725-6389 for the Lakeside Campus Children's ER
Hospice of Lubbock
Volunteers will work in many areas of the program and direct patient care.
Contact: Sheryl Prestley at (806) 784-4822
Lubbock Community Service for the Deaf
Occasional secretarial duties and sign language interpreting; volunteers provide services for the deaf.
Contact: (806) 795-2345
Advanced Home Health & Hospice
Volunteers will assist with patient care.
Contact: Kim Phelps at (806) 797-8099
5201 Indiana Avenue
Suite 101S (Corner of 50th and Indiana)
Contact: David Drake, Volunteer Coordinator at (806)-788-0158 or David.Drake@accoladehospice.com
Allied Health Volunteer Opportunities
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Speech Pathology / Audiology
Physical Therapy Opportunities:
Team Rehab and Sports Medicine at Zack's Club
4229 78th Street
Contact: Shawn Ferguson
Note: Student must first complete a short course at UMC, limited spots available.
Team Rehab and Sports Medicine- Northstar
4642 N Loop 289, Suite 205
Contact: Jason Russell
Sports & Industrial Rehab Center
4601 S. Loop 289 Salem Village #11
Contact: Robert Ico
Contact: Seth Torres
UMC Team Rehab
Medical Office Plaza
3502 9th St, Suite 410
Note: Orientations are the last Friday of every month.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Opportunities:
Lubbock Hand Therapy
3602 Slide Road, Suite B8
Contact: June Reedy-Hurst
Physical Therapy Associates
3223 S Loop 289, Suite 101
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy Opportunities:
Pediatric Therapy, Inc. (outpatient, and aquatic therapy)
4601 66th, Suite D
4710 67th Street
806 796-1174 or 806 796-1774
Contact Rika Brake
South Plains Rehab Center
4321 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Door #3
Contact:Lyndi Roden at 806-788-0131 or Lyndi.Roden@UMCHealthSystem.com
Refuge Services ( PT, OT, Hippo, Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy)
84th & Martin Luther King Blvd.
Contact: Patty Mandrell or Kendra Jones
Texas Tech Equestrian Center (PT, OT, Speech Pathologist)
5712 County Road 1500, Lubbock, TX 79407
Contact: Heather Hernandez
Occupational Therapy Opportunities:
3610 22nd, Suite 301
Contact: Mack Evans
**These businesses have been contacted and students are welcome to observe or volunteer. Be sure to contact the businesses as well in order to check availability and procedures on becoming a volunteer.