Memorial Health University Medical Center has a corps of compassionate volunteers who make a difference every day. Men, women, and teens from all walks of life share their time and talents to help others. They give their time to:
- Talk to, listen to, and comfort patients
- Help with office work, such as answering telephones and filing
- Assist busy nurses or other Team Members as needed
- Much more
There are numerous volunteer opportunities in patient care areas, nursing units, business offices, and at fundraising activities.
Memorial Health Volunteer Services Department
P.O. Box 23089
Savannah, GA 31403-3089
Opportunities With Us
Memorial Health University Medical Center accepts volunteers in the areas listed below. Please complete an application and return it to the address listed in the form.
Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah
At our Children's Hospital, we have opportunities in our child life playroom, the Reach Out and Read Program, administration, outpatient rehabilitation, special care nursery, neonatal nursery and concierge services.
These areas of service offer you the chance to read and/or play with children, rock and feed newborn babies, assist with general office duties, and prepare and maintain patient waiting areas. Each area has its own specific duties.
Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute
At our Cancer Institute, we have opportunities in medical oncology, radiation oncology, inpatient oncology and lobby greeter services.
Serving at the Cancer Institute allows volunteers to greet and visit patients and families, in addition to getting ice, juice, blankets and other non-clinical items for patients. Responsibilities may also include running errands, preparing patient rooms in treatment areas, answering telephones, assisting the clerical team, and participating in activities for patients and families such as bingo, music, therapy, and art therapy. Each area has its own specific duties.
Patient and Family Centered Care
In our Patient and Family Centered Care areas, we have opportunities at the main lobby information desk, mother/baby service desk, intensive care unit service desks and waiting rooms, and Day Surgery service desk.
These areas of service offer you the chance to greet patients and guests, help people find the services they need and provide patient information. Volunteers in this area must be friendly and outgoing, have basic computer and telephone skills, and have good customer service skills.
At our Day Surgery Center, you may assist with chart processes, answer telephones, log documentation, carry items to the lab, assist nurses with patient food, escort patients, and prepare stretchers.
Serving with Interpretation Services allows volunteers to visit patients who are not fluent in English, assist patients with forms, provide emotional support to patients and families, enter data into the computer and answer telephones. Previous experience in a medical setting is preferred. Volunteer will not be responsible for providing medical interpretation.
Volunteering in our Research Laboratory allows you to assist with lab work, maintain lab files and logs related to experiments, assist with updating and organizing lab reagent inventories and other support duties as assigned. Two years of undergraduate education in physical sciences is required.
In the Human Resources department, you may assist with front desk coverage, mail pickup and distribution, office work such as filing, sorting, faxing, copying, scanning, and assisting with special projects as needed.
Volunteer in this area must have exceptional customer service skills, basic computer skills, multiple phone line experience, and the ability to handle high-volume front-desk traffic.
Various Patient Care Areas
In our Patient Care Areas, volunteers provide companionship and company for patients. This may include reading, talking and listening to patients, in addition to assisting patients with basic activities such as combing hair, eating, etc.
Those serving in our Transport/Valet Services department navigate patients around campus by driving our courtesy shuttle, in addition to rounding up equipment (wheelchairs, stretchers, etc.) throughout the medical center and placing items at various entrances.