How to Help
OverviewVolunteering 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, Health Sciences District and Lakewood, have a variety of different volunteer needs. You can work assisting patients, staff, visitors and our long-term care residents.
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
7900 Lee's Summit Rd.
Kansas City, MO
To get an up-to-date list of opportunities, please visit TMC Volunteer Opportunities.
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 15th.
Adult VolunteeringVolunteers 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 Health Sciences District (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 Health Sciences District 816-404-3300
TMC Lakewood 816-404-9710
To apply for volunteer opportunities, please click the link below:
Youth VolunteeringSummer Volunteer program at TMC is a great way for high school students to complete community service hours and gain experience in a medical setting. We offer two programs for youth volunteers during the summer.
Donations and DrivesTMC 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.