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Lakeview Regional Medical Center


volunteer at Lakeview Regional Medical CenterOn behalf of the Board of Directors of the Lakeview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, I would like to invite you to join our team of dedicated volunteers.

Lakeview Regional Medical Center is a busy and progressive hospital where everyone is dedicated to providing the best in patient care. The Volunteer Auxiliary was chartered by the State in 1987 and all proceeds raised by the Volunteers are given back to the community. By joining our team, you can make new friends and explore the different opportunities that volunteering provides. Volunteering can make a difference in your life, plus in the lives of LRMC patients, their families, visitors and staff. I know from experience, the hours spent at LRMC are rewarding and satisfying. When a person volunteers they get to meet different people from different backgrounds and cultures. Most of all it is a lot of fun and I highly recommend it to others.

Our volunteers serve in many departments, including the admit desk, visitors desk, various waiting rooms, sunshine cart, gift shop, outpatient surgery area, radiology and office areas. All monies raised in our Duck’s Nest Gift Shop, $5 Jewelry Sales, Book Sales, bake sales and other fundraisers, are donated to various charities within St. Tammany Parish. The Auxiliary members vote each year as to the charities selected.

Being a volunteer at Lakeview Regional Medical Center we receive:

  • Recognition Awards
  • A free meal in the cafeteria for working a 4 hour shift
  • Courtesy discounts in the Duck’s Nest Gift Shop
  • Complimentary Uniform

Volunteers are also included in all hospital celebrations and gatherings. We do ask that our volunteers work at least four hours each week and we will gladly assist you with an area you would like to work, as well as time and the day that fits your schedule. We hold bi-monthly informational meetings with continental breakfast. These meetings are held to keep us up-to-date on volunteer auxiliary services as well as what is happening in the hospital. Through many meaningful activities, our volunteers help further the objectives of the hospital and provide the best possible support and comfort for our patients, their families, staff and visitors. We look forward to you joining us and serving our patients and the community.

To ensure that all volunteers can do their job safely and in a professional manner, all volunteers have to complete a background check and a mandatory hospital orientation.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Volunteer Manager at (985) 867-3951 or myself to receive an application and begin the journey into volunteerism and the great feeling it brings.

Jerry Lambert
President, Lakeview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary

Volunteering Makes a Difference

Lakeview Regional Medical Center has the most dedicated volunteers, and they make quite an impression! With the tens of thousands of volunteer hours they have logged, they are making a difference in the lives of our patients, their family members, and our staff. They are making an impact in our community, too! Last year our Volunteer Auxiliary raised over $37,000 for local charities, effecting the lives of more than just our patients.

In 2015 the Volunteer Auxiliary Donated over $37,808.56 to various charities.



  • Father Jonathan Defrange- Pennies for Bread (St. Joseph’s Abbey)
  • Dennis Laborde- Wounded War Heroes
  • Krista Carpenter- New Heights Therapy
  • Ralph O’Neal- Seniors and Law Enforcement (SALT)
  • Trina Samman- American Heart Association
  • Suzy McDaniel- Support our War Heroes
  • Ginger Kunkle- Covington Food Bank
  • Dr. Karlin- ACCESS
  • Kim Kirby- Safe Harbor
  • Barbara Hebert- Children’s Advocacy Center/Hope House

Volunteer Recognition

Lakeview Regional Medical Center would like the recognize the following volunteers for making a difference.

volunteers with five years

5 Years

  • Karen Callaway
  • Adrian King
  • Beverly Smith

volunteers with ten years

10 Years

  • Judy Coulon
  • Ruth Heymann

volunteers with 15 years

15 Years

  • Irene Walz
  • Chris Verdin

20 Years

  • Kim Melvin (Marketing Director)
  • Henry Markel


Volunteer Board

  • Karen Callaway- Treasurer
  • Jerry Lambert- President
  • Beverly Smith- Vice President
  • Viola Dickson- Secretary
  • June Selzer- Past President


Highest Hours

  • Becky Gilly- 8300 hours
  • Carolyn Andrews- 9000 hours
  • Bret Kolman, CEO
  • Dianna King- 17,500 hours
  • Ray Kinler- 7200 hours