How to Help

  • Overview

    Volunteer 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.

    Lisa Martin
    Director, Volunteer Services
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    2301 Holmes Street
    Kansas City, MO

    7900 Lee's Summit Rd.
    Kansas City, MO

    Office Hours:

    To get an up-to-date list of opportunities, please visit TMC Volunteer Opportunities.

  • Youth Volunteering (14-17)

    Volunteering at TMC is a great way for high school students to complete community service hours and gain experience in a medical setting. We offer a number of programs for youth volunteers during the summer.

    Youth Volunteer Applications will be available in February 2018. Deadline to submit completed application is April 6, 2018. You must submit two letters of recommendation along with the application or it will not be accepted.

    Summer @ TMC is a traditional youth volunteer program where students may volunteer up to three days a week. Students will have the opportunity to volunteer in various departments throughout the hospital. Volunteer opportunities include: hospital gift shop, inpatient nursing stations, central services, long term care and more.

    TMC Health Sciences District
    • Eight week program during the summer
    • Shifts available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
    • Full day (9:00am-4:00pm) or half day (9:00am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:00pm)

    TMC Lakewood
    • Eight week program during the summer
    • Shifts available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Full day (9:00am-4:00pm) or half day (9:00am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:00pm)

    Health Sciences District
    • Four week program during the summer, 8 sessions (students must commit to attending every session)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays ( June 12th-July 5th)
    • 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Lunch ‘n Learns each day of program

    • Four week program during the summer, 8 sessions (students must commit to attending every session)
    • Mondays and Wednesdays (June 13th –July 11th)
    • 9:00am-4:00pm
    • Lunch ‘n Learns each day of program

    Past Lunch and Learn topics:
    Medical school admissions, orthopaedic surgery, medical residency, surgical instruments, Operating Room scrub workshop, a day in the life of a medical student

    Participating Departments: Emergency Department, Pathology, Women’s Health, Labor and Delivery, Med Surg, Surgery and Physical Therapy.

  • Student Volunteering (18+)

    TMC has volunteer opportunities available for college students interested in careers in healthcare. Our student volunteers are able to experience a healthcare setting while giving back to the community.

    Student volunteers assist in a non-clinical capacity in various departments throughout the hospital. Students are required to commit to 50 hours of service during the semester to receive confirmation of volunteer hours.

    Application deadline for Fall Semester is September 15th.

    Application deadline for Spring Semester is January 5th, 2018.

  • Careers in Healthcare

    Careers in Healthcare @ TMC is designed for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a healthcare career and will incorporate observation and educational seminars, in addition to volunteering. Students must submit a response to essay question when submitting application. Past participants are not eligible for reselection.

  • Adult Volunteering

    Volunteers play valuable and meaningful roles in the lives of patients throughout the Truman Medical Center Health System. Daytime, evening and weekend opportunities are available at both Truman Medical Center locations- TMC Hospital Hill (2301 Holmes Street), and TMC Lakewood (7900 Lee’s Summit Road). Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, gain career experience and meet new people. Discover the joy and satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference!

    Volunteer activities include:
    • Greeting and escorting patients
    • Helping in our beautiful gift shops
    • Assisting staff in clinics or on nursing units
    • Providing entertainment or recreational activities for residents of the Lakewood Care Center
    • Providing clerical support or data entry services
    • Assisting with various special events and community outreach activities

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

  • TMC Rockers

    VolunteerWe are no longer accepting applications for this program. We hope that you will consider other volunteer opportunities at TMC.

    If you have questions or would like additional information, please call: TMC Hospital Hill 816-404-3300.
  • Friends of TMC

    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

  • Donations and Drives

    Nursing Jobs TMC holds various drives throughout the year to benefit our patients and community.

    Bess’s Closet - Bess’s Closet is TMC’s own thrift store. Donate your gently used clothing, books, and home items. All funds raised are donated to hospital projects.

    Clothing Drives – TMC serves more than 100,000 patients annually, many with limited financial resources. We are in constant need of various clothing items to give to our patients at the time of discharge. This includes underwear and socks for men and women; men’s and women’s shirts and pants; and flat shoes. Donations must be brand new, in original packaging, with tags attached.

    Holiday Gift Bags – Adopt a resident in the TMC Lakewood Long Term Care Center during the holiday season. Fulfill their simple wish list and make their holidays a little brighter.

    • Books and other reading material
    • Reading glasses
    • Handmade Items

    Various handmade items are distributed to patients throughout the hospital. Current needs include:
    • Baby hats
    • Receiving blankets
    • Breast pads
    • Seatbelt pillows

    If interested in holding a drive, call Volunteer Services at 816-404-3300.