An important aspect of an applicant's resume and application is their volunteer experience. Health professions schools and programs review many applications each year and altruistic contributions to society are an important factor in the application process. Volunteering your time not only can help your application stand out from the others, but it can also teach valuable life skills that help in any profession or career.
It is common for students to give back in their communities in their roles as members of student organizations, but whether you go that route or additional service is a goal of yours, there are many places in the Lubbock area where students can volunteer. Below are some organizations that provide volunteer opportunities to Texas Tech University students.
TTUHSC 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: Logan Heinrich at (806)743-2959 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Health Sciences Center Room 1B422
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 Torres at (806) 743-9663
University Medical Center
Volunteers to work in support service area as well as some patient contact in the Cancer Center and Radiology. Contact: Susan Bailey at (806) 775-8680
Covenant Health System
Open to anyone who is willing and able to serve others in a health care setting. Volunteers assist in many areas. If you have a special interest or talent you would like to share, there is sure to be an area within Covenant Health that needs your help. Just call, and they will do their best to match your interest with their needs.
To learn more click HERE or call the contact below:
Medical Campus: Sharon Parks, (806) 725-0465
Lakeside Campus: Debbie Horton, (806) 725-6075
Hospice of Lubbock
Volunteers will work in many areas of the program and direct patient care.Contact: Cheryl Presley at (806) 795-2751
Lubbock Community Service for the Deaf
Occasional secretarial duties and sign language interpreting; volunteers provide services for the deaf. Contact: (806) 795-2345
Opportunities for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Contact: (806) 796-1774 Inquire with Rika Brake
Crown Point Hospice
Volunteers will assist with patient care. Contact: Michelle Flores at (806) 687-6640
5201 Indiana Avenue, Suite 101S (Corner of 50th and Indiana). Contact: Carol Adams to observe and Cherie Marinda to volunteer, (806)791-2100
Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement
The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement provides students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to volunteer for outreach and engagement programs, events and activities throughout the year. To become a volunteer and learn about opportunities across the division, complete this form and return it to the Office of Community Engagement.
Volunteer Center of Lubbock
Volunteer Center of Lubbock works closely with more than 100 Agency Partners, building a culture of service throughout the South Plains. They are developing the next generation of leaders through service and leadership programming specifically for youth and young professionals. They are committed to developing high performing teams in all areas of the Lubbock community, whether for profit, nonprofit, or otherwise.
*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.