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 1B 421
Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center
Students will volunteer in patient related areas, community outreached and general
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).
Medical Center: Patsy Washburn at (806) 725-0465
Lakeside Campus: Debbie Horton at (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 Edda Robles
Crown Point 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
**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.