Columbus Community Hospital

Volunteer & guest services

Columbus Community Hospital has more than 280 volunteers. Combined, they have given more than 20,000 hours of their time to CCH in the past year alone.

CCH volunteers provide high-quality service to CCH’s patients, families, visitors and medical staff. They also provide hands-on service as an extension of the health care team, and develop fundraising strategies that support medical equipment purchases and program advancements for the hospital.

In short, they’re an invaluable part of our team.

What CCH volunteers do:

CCH volunteers give of their time, knowledge and skills in hospital departments such as the Child Care Center and Rehabilitative Services, among many others.

They also assist patients in The Gift Shop and at the hospital and Healthpark Medical Office Building information desks.

Volunteers act as guides; visit patients; provide clerical support; assist with supplies, purchasing and distribution; run the beverage cart; and help with special events such as blood drives or fundraisers.

When you volunteer at CCH, you receive an assignment that is tailored to your special talents, interests and needs. You also undergo orientation and receive training before starting your work as a volunteer.

The benefits of volunteering at CCH

Volunteers at CCH have the benefit of knowing they are helping those who really need it, while also doing something they enjoy. They enjoy many personal benefits that come with volunteering at CCH, including:

  • Free flu shots.
  • Free annual wellness blood draws.
  • Cardiopulmonary membership discounts.
  • Experience and references for future placements.
  • Inclusion in hospital and volunteer activities.
  • Tax credits for travel.
  • Cafeteria discounts.

Apply to be a volunteer

To become a volunteer at Columbus Community Hospital, you must:

  • Make a minimum of a one-year commitment to be a volunteer.
  • Have a friendly attitude.
  • Successfully complete an application, background check, orientation and annual ongoing training and provide references.

If you are an adult wishing to volunteer at CCH, please complete the Adult Volunteer Application below.

Adult Volunteer Application (PDF)

Please mail your completed application to:
Columbus Community Hospital
Volunteer & guest services
Attn: Volunteer coordinator
4600 38th St.
Columbus, NE 68601

Or, email your completed application information to

If you are teenager who would like to volunteer at CCH through our VolunTEEN program, visit the VolunTEEN Program page of our website for additional requirements and application information.

For more information on the programs and services offered through volunteer and guest services, read the 2021-22 Volunteer & Guest Services Annual Report.

To learn more about why some of our volunteers do what they do, read our Importance of Caring Volunteer Spotlight.

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award

The Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help Columbus Community Hospital and its patients, patients’ families, visitors, departments and/or staff. We recognize one of our volunteers with this special honor each year.

  • Any current Columbus Community Hospital volunteer who has made a significant impact on a department, patient or patient's family or the delivery of patient care is eligible for this award.
  • Patients, patients' families, visitors, nurses, physicians, CCH staff and volunteers are welcome to nominate a deserving volunteer.
  • CCH makes a surprise announcement as part of the annual volunteer recognition event, "Celebrating Service," which takes place in April each year in conjunction with National Healthcare Volunteer Recognition Week. The person(s) who nominated the honoree will also be invited to attend and participate in the celebration. Nominations received after the winner is chosen for that year will be eligible for the next Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.

To nominate a CCH volunteer for this award, download the nomination form here (PDF).

Contact us

For more information on volunteer & guest services at CCH, please call 402-562-3365 or email

Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th St.
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800