University of Mississippi Medical Center volunteers play an important role in helping to provide quality, compassionate care to patients. We are always looking for people who want to help in this mission.Volunteers support UMMC's mission to improve the health of our community.
Whether you are offering a friendly chat and a warm smile to patients or assisting behind the scenes with administrative or technical services in an office or laboratory, you are helping to make every patient's stay more comfortable. We will provide the training and support necessary for your success in all of the volunteer positions.
Volunteers serve many roles, including:
Volunteers greet newly admitted patients in their rooms to ensure their stay is going smoothly and to present hospital information.
- Deliver mail, flowers and visit with patients
- Admission ambassadors
- Volunteers provide hospital and community information to visitors and escort families to various areas of the hospital
Family liaison services
Volunteers serve as liaisons between staff and families to provide information between waiting rooms, surgery rooms, intensive care units and recovery areas. Many times the volunteer helps to easy family concerns by obtaining information on the status of the patient and their procedure. Volunteers in this area may work in surgical, medical, cardiac and neuroscience, bone marrow transplant and emergency units.
Volunteers work with nurses on the inpatient units with duties including typing, filing, copying, assembling packets or mass mailings, answering patient calls bells, and directing patient families.
Patient and family education center
Volunteers interested in advocacy and education are needed in the Patient and Family Education Center. Duties include greeting visitors and helping them access educational materials relating to health issues the family or patient is facing.
Volunteers will host a game time, such as bingo on the bone marrow transplant unit.
Benefits of volunteering with UMMC
- Sense of accomplishment
- Learn new skills
- Learn more about health care
- Meet new people
- Career exposure
- Get involved in your community
- School/resume service hours
- Become part of the UMMC family
Contact Volunteer Services at (601) 984-2068 for information to get started. You can also print out the application packet and mail or fax to our office.