Each year more than 300 volunteers extend hospitality and care to patients, their families and visitors. Volunteers annually donate approximately 24,000 hours in at least 50 different positions throughout Madonna.

Professionals, seniors, families and groups find that Volunteer Resources offers unique programs and service opportunities at the hospital and long term care areas. Volunteers of all ages find fulfillment working with staff as they interact with patients in therapies and activities. Individuals and families spend time visiting patients and residents, while other volunteers join the Angel Dog Program and bring four-pawed visitors to Madonna. Volunteers can be found at the front desk, delivering mail, assisting individuals to therapies and working alongside staff in the many support areas throughout Madonna.

Call 402.413.4500 to learn more about how you can become a volunteer at Madonna.

Volunteer Application

After you've filled out your application and it has been accepted, an interview will be scheduled to make the right match for your skills and the needs of Madonna's patients and staff. An orientation and training specific for your assignment will be provided.

Angel Dog Program

Angel Dogs have been bringing a sense of being at home to patients at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital for more than 15 years. Anxiety, fears, loneliness have been lessened by many individuals who have received visits or met an Angel Dog in the hall. Numerous patients and their families have been given a refreshing welcome change in routine and something different to look forward to during a day filled with therapies.

Angel Dog Volunteer Training is held several times a year. Conducted by Madonna's Volunteer Resources staff and Angel Dog volunteers, the sessions are designed to prepare you to feel at ease as you volunteer with your dog. Topics include learning about Madonna, communication techniques for visiting patients, and skills for visiting with your dog. The Angel Dog Program works with Pet Partners Program to register you and your dog as a nationally recognized visiting team.

Angel Dog Therapy

Angel Dog Therapy

Peer to Peer Program

Madonna's Peer Volunteer Program matches individuals with disabilities with people who are just starting the process of rehabilitation for the purpose of listening, sharing meaningful life experiences and providing hope for the future.

Peer Volunteers contribute in a number of ways, including:

  • Share information about the Madonna rehabilitation experience
  • Answer questions about the day-to-day experience
  • Visit individually with a patient and/or a family member