Volunteer Role Description: Communications and Marketing Coordinator



Name of volunteer program: Volunteer Services Department: Communications & Marketing

Time required/duration of appointment: Four hours each week

Location Building/Unit/Program: University Hospital (Primary), Women’s and Children’s Hospital and MOI

General purpose:  Assist the Manager of the Gift Shops, Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care Departments raise a positive and consistent image of MU Health Care System programs and services.

Essential duties:

  • Compile volunteer newsletters
  • Work with MUHC Communications and Marketing to edit and update dept. website content
  • Prepare communications for release to local press and radio media
  • Develop and distribute leaflets to MUHC departments; manage stock levels in MUHC facilities
  • Design promotional materials for volunteer recruitment, Gift Shop promotions & Spiritual Care services
  • Promote the achievements and activities of department staff and volunteers


  • Vetted and accepted as MU Health Care Volunteer
  • Completion of role-specific training, provided by MU Health Care
  • An interest in and/or experience of marketing and communications, and in helping

MUHC Volunteer Services, Gift Shops and Spiritual Care departments promote activities

  • Ensure that communications reach a diverse audience and a wide range of local stakeholders.
  • Computer literate and proficient in Office, PowerPoint, Word and other communication applications
  • Able to communicate effectively, with strong written and verbal skills
  • The ability to work equally well in a team and unsupervised
  • To commit four hours of time to the volunteer role each week

Benefits: For every four hour of service, volunteers are provided with a “Helping Hands” coupon, redeemable at on-site health care dining establishments or gift shops. In addition, volunteers are provided with a shirt. Other benefits include gift shop discounts, recognition at the annual recognition breakfast, free annual TB screening and flu shots.

Name and Title of Volunteer Supervisor
: Tammy Gillespie, Mgr., Volunteer Services, Gift Shops & Spiritual Care

Contact information (Phone or Email): 573-882-4714 or gillespiet@health.missouri.edu

Questions? Contact MU Healthcare Volunteer Services at 573-882-4714 or email umhsvolunteersvcs@health.missouri.edu


MU Health Care — Volunteering Opportunities