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Centra Lynchburg General Volunteers

In the past 50 years, Centra Lynchburg General Hospital boasts an auxiliary of 434 active, dedicated volunteers and 104 teen volunteers. Last year they gave in excess of 65,925 hours of service. Our volunteers serve in many areas of Centra and work long and hard to raise and donate funds for state-of-the-art equipment, neighborhood clinics and the construction of guest rooms for families of out-of-town or critically ill patients.

Service Opportunities

The Auxiliary/Volunteer Services Department currently offers service opportunities in the following areas:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Treatment Center
  • Stroobants Cardiovascular Pavilion
  • Nursing units, including surgical, diabetic, pulmonary and progressive cardiac
  • Gift Shops
  • Information Desks
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Shuttle van transport
  • Escort and discharge of patients
  • Critical care, surgical waiting and Emergency Department waiting areas
  • Delivery of mail and flowers
  • Office and medical library assistants
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Clinical and Plant Engineering, including wheelchair maintenance and repair
  • TLC Volunteer Nurses
  • Errand service
  • Customer service representatives

Unique services at Lynchburg General include assisting in the Emergency Department treatment area; driving the shuttle van to provide rides to patients, visitors and staff to and from parking lots; sewing teddy bears and making handmade toys for more than 6,000 children annually; and providing volunteer assistance for cardiac rehab in the Healthy Living Center at the Jamerson Family YMCA. Area teenagers (ages 14 to 18) who want to gain experience in health care can volunteer one afternoon, evening or weekend day per week (for at least one year) in various areas throughout the hospital.