How to Help

  • Overview

    Volunteer Join the Friends of TMC
    In 1956 a group of physician’s spouses formed the Ladies Auxiliary to General Hospital and incorporated as an organization in 1957. The purpose of the group was to provide support to the hospital through charitable donations for equipment, facility upgrades and patient needs. Another auxiliary was formed for the Jackson County Hospital in 1969. When the new Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill was built in 1976, the Jackson County Hospital became Truman Medical Center East with its own auxiliary. In 2016 the Hospital Hill and Lakewood Auxiliaries merged, forming the new Friends of TMC organization. Changing the name reflected a united community that is inclusive. The merger strengthens support for TMC with combined resources.

    Friendraising and Fundraising Focus
    The Friends of TMC serve as ambassadors for TMC in the Kansas City community by disseminating information and opportunities for service. The organization also conducts “grassroots” fundraising efforts that benefit the patients, staff and community. Over the years the Friends of TMC (the two Auxiliaries) have contributed over $5 million dollars to the medical center through proceeds from the Gifts Shops, vendor sales, vending machine sales and special events. Contributions to the hospitals have included

    • Hospital Hill Chapel
    • Lakewood Cafeteria Remodel
    • Hospital Hill Surgery Waiting Room renovation
    • Hospital Hill Lobby renovation
    • Dental Bus that visits Independence School District elementary schools
    • Patient Navigator Support, Wigs and Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Patients
    • Clothing for patients who are homeless or without local family
    • Adopt-a-Resident program for Lakewood Long Term Care Residents
    • Capital Purchase funding for medical equipment
    • Support in the creation of the Lakewood Family Birth Center
    • Materials for a sewing committee which makes 13,000 articles for TMC patients annually
    If you’d like to join us in our efforts, please complete the Membership Application on the following link:
    :: Friends of TMC Membership Application PDF

    Volunteering at TMC
    As a volunteer at Truman Medical Centers, you can discover the joy and satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of many, and helping to lead the way to a healthier community.

    There are many ways to get involved at TMC! Our two campuses, Hospital Hill and Lakewood, have a variety of different volunteer needs. You can work assisting patients, staff, visitors and our long-term care residents. To get an up-to-date list of opportunities, please visit TMC Volunteer Opportunities.

    Mail a Gift
    There are many ways to support Truman Medical Centers. Whether making a financial gift, donating items or volunteering, every contribution supports our commitment to providing the very best care to our community. To donate or learn more, please call 816.404.3430.

    Mail your check payable to Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation to:

    Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
    2310 Holmes St.
    Suite 735
    Kansas City, MO 64108

    Visit our Charitable Foundation website to learn more about supporting our mission -
    http://www.TMCgiving.org
  • FAQs

    Nursing JobsHow will I know if TMC received my application?
    You will receive an email at the email address listed on your application letting you know your application was successfully submitted. Make sure to use an email address that you check often, as most communication about positions is through email.

    I submitted an application, but no one has contacted me to set up an interview?
    Once your application/resume has been submitted, it will be sent to a recruiter who will review your application.  Based upon your experience and your qualifications, you may be contacted to set up an interview or testing. However, an interview is not guaranteed. Make sure your contact information and email address is always updated.

    How do I apply for a position?
    All of TMC's open positions are located online at www.trumed.org, under the Careers section.  You can review a list of our openings and apply for any position for which you are qualified. The webpage is updated on a daily basis, so check back often.  

    Please note TMC does not accept faxed or mailed resumes.  You will need to apply online for a position.

    If I submitted my application, will it automatically be kept on file?
    Resumes are kept on file for up to one year.  However, we strongly recommend applying for each position you are interested in.

    How long will it take to complete a profile?
    If you are a returning user, you will need to log-in and make sure your application and resume are up to date, then submit it to the position you are applying for. 

    If you are a new user, you will need to complete a profile and resume.  This takes about 10 to15 minutes, depending on the information you are submitting. 

    How can I determine if I'm qualified for a position?
    Looking at the minimum requirements of a position will tell you if you are qualified.  If you meet those requirements, we urge you to apply for the position.

    How do I check the status of my application?
    You will be contacted if selected for an interview or testing.  If you are not selected, you will receive an email explaining that you have not been selected for the position. 

    How do I save the completed portion of my application if I'm not finished?
    There is not an option to save a partial resume.  You will need to either start over when you have time or submit your application as is.  Make sure when you fill out an application you have time to submit the entire form and resume. 

    How do I update and change my profile?
    You will need to log-in and click the tab at the top titled “my profile.”  Update any new information and make sure you submit it at the bottom when you are complete.  You will also need to submit the second page.  Once you have updated your application, it will update all previous applications you have submitted.

    Do I have to build/attach a resume before completing my application?
    Yes, your application will not be considered for the position unless there is a resume attached or built to it.

    How do I withdraw from a position?
    You can call the front desk of the HR Department to let them know you are no longer interested in a position.  Please make sure to give the correct title and requisition number and they will forward to the appropriate recruiter.

    Can I delete positions attached to my profile?
    There is not an option for removing positions from your profile.  Once you have submitted an application, it has gone through the system.  If you are no longer interested in a position, you will need to call HR to let them know.  Please have the name of the position and requisition number.

    What do I do if I forget my password to log on?
    You will need to call the help desk at 1-877-560-4084.  They will ask for your log-in email and other information to verify you are the correct person.  They will then email your password to your email account that you use to log-in.  They cannot give you your password over the phone, so please make sure you are near a computer to look at your email.
  • Adult Application

    After we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview to find the ideal volunteer opportunity for you at TMC. We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Truman Medical Centers.

    If you have questions or would like additional information, please call:
    TMC Hospital Hill 816-404-3300
    TMC Lakewood 816-404-9710

  • Youth Application

    After we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview to find the ideal volunteer opportunity for you at TMC. We appreciate your interest in volunteering at Truman Medical Centers.

    If you have questions or would like additional information, please call:
    TMC Hospital Hill 816-404-3300
    TMC Lakewood 816-404-9710

    * Applicaiton deadline is April 14

  • Careers in Healthcare

    Careers in Healthcare is a new summer program for high school students interested in pursuing health professions. Students will participate in a month-long program on Tuesdays and Thursdays at either our Hospital Hill or Lakewood campus. The students will volunteer throughout the hospital and also have the opportunity to shadow clinicians, observe medical procedures and participate in informational lunch ‘n learns on various topics.

    Students interested in apply for Careers in Healthcare should complete our Youth Volunteer Application and the Careers in Healthcare form.

    * Applicaiton deadline is April 14