Volunteering

Published On 01/09/2013

Volunteers at all of our hospitals play a critical role in providing compassionate, patient-and family-centered care.

If you are 18 or older, you can make an impact on the lives of our patients by becoming a volunteer. We also offer the Summer Volunteen program for 15- to 17-year olds.

Our volunteers fill many roles, include:

  • Greeters who meet and direct patients and guests entering the hospital
  • Information representatives who staff the information desk, assist patients and guests, and provide directions or patient room information
  • Patient escorts who assist patients to and from curbside to hospital departments
  • Clerical support staff who help with hospital directions and patient room information, answer phones help with office work such as copies and filing
  • Spiritual care volunteers who welcome patients in their rooms, offer to connect them with the Spiritual Care department, and provide sensitive, non-denominational spiritual care
  • Compassionate companions assigned to designated floors who serve as a link between patients and medical staff
  • Hospice volunteers who perform a variety of tasks at the Methodist Hospice Residence. Learn more about becoming a hospice volunteer »

Become a Hospital Volunteer

  1. Complete the online volunteer application form
    You must be 18 years or older to apply. To request a paper copy of the form, call 901.516.7481 or email Sandra Moore.
  2. Download and complete THREE character references (PDF)
    Character references may know you from other volunteer activities, work, or personal friendship. Family members may not act as references. Please return three completed references by mail, fax or email.

    Volunteer Services
    Methodist University Hospital
    1265 Union Avenue, E161
    Memphis, TN 38104-3499
    Fax: 901.516.7387
    Email: Sandra Moore
  3. Immunizations. For our patients’ safety and yours, volunteers undergo many of the same immunizations and screenings required of our paid staff. Volunteer Services will connect you with our Associate Health Department to complete this process. You will be screened for tuberculosis asked to provide proof of vaccination or immunity to chicken pox, measles, mumps and rubella. If you don’t have documentation, you may be asked to take a blood test to confirm immunity.
  4. Interview. You will interview with a Volunteer Services team member. Once your paperwork is complete, we’ll contact you to set up an appointment.

More Information

Volunteer Services: 901.516.7481
To become a Le Bonheur Children's Hospital volunteer, visit lebonheur.org/beavolunteer.