Volunteer

Volunteer Services

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s volunteers contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to the facility. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many ways and can be identified by their name tags.

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s volunteers are located at the front entrance of the facility. They welcome our visitors with a warm greeting and offer assistance to each visitor if needed. The volunteers provide a variety of assistance to the patients and visitors at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. They personally deliver letters, packages, flowers, and newspapers to patients each morning.

The volunteers operate Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s gift shop, Compliments, which is located on the first floor just past the main lobby. Compliments carries a full line of flowers, plants, toiletries, notions, stationery, toys, games, jewelry and other unique gift items.

Compliments is a non-profit organization, and all proceeds go to a nursing scholarship fund. Telephone orders are welcome and one of our friendly volunteers will personally deliver your gift to your loved one. The gift shop is open Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The gift shop is closed on Sunday. For more information or to place an order please call 479-964-5697.

Would you like to make a difference? Here’s a fantastic way to do so! Come volunteer – as little or as much – at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center! We have a group of about 100 men and women of all ages who help in so many different ways….from arranging flowers, driving a courtesy cart, assisting families in surgery waiting, running our wonderful gift shoppe, being at the front information desk to help patients and visitors, and many more!

Application is simple, you are trained for your position, you meet and fellowship with wonderful volunteers and employees, you enjoy a free meal for every 3 hours of work….and the list of benefits goes on and on! Please consider joining our great team and make a difference…in someone’s life and YOUR OWN!!!! Interested? Contact Human Resources at 479-968-2841.

Volunteer Opportunities at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Each day at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System, our volunteers play a vital role in the healing process of our patients. These special people freely offer their time in order to help others. They provide many extra services that allow our staff to focus on patient care. Visit us at www.saintmarysvolunteers.blogspot.com for more information.

What does a volunteer do?

  • Deliver flowers
  • Deliver mail
  • Transport patients by wheelchair to other areas of the hospital
  • Assist patients in leaving the hospital at the time of discharge
  • Pick up and deliver meal trays
  • Deliver supplies to departments
  • Clerical duties as requested by departments
  • Assist with special hospital functions and events
  • Perform other duties requested that can be helpful to staff, patients and visitors

What are the benefits of being a volunteer?

  • Make new friends
  • Grow in understanding
  • Use your many talents
  • Develop new interests
  • Enjoy the deep satisfaction that comes with helping others

If you are interested in Volunteer Services at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System, please contact the Human Resources Department at 479-968-2841. You may download your volunteer application here>>

Volunteer Philosophy & Mission Statement

The Volunteer Services department of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is dedicated to providing qualified, well-trained volunteers for appropriate placement in a variety of areas throughout the hospital. Volunteers contribute to the services which add to the comfort, care, and well-being of the patients, their families, the staff, the visitors, and the community. Volunteers assist in supplementing the basic essential services and help the hospital to meet its needs in providing courteous, compassionate, cost-effective patient care. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the reward of giving of one’s self. Volunteer Services prohibits discrimination based upon age, sex, race, religion, national origin, or disability status.

Teen Volunteer Program

Summer Junior Volunteer Program

Students interested in pursuing a career in a medical field can apply to participate in Saint Mary’s Summer Junior Volunteer program. High school and college students age 16 and older are invited to submit an application which can be obtained from Saint Mary’s Switchboard each year during late spring.

Participating teens complete a six hour orientation that includes HIPAA patient privacy laws, infection control, professional conduct and customer service. Each Junior Volunteer is trained and certified to transport patients by wheelchair.

Typically, each teen contributes four to five hours each week performing such duties as escorting patients and guests, wheelchair escort of discharged patients, materials and lab transport, and department-specific duties. At the end of the summer, each Junior Volunteer will be awarded a certificate for the number of hours he or she has contributed.

For more information on the volunteer program at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System, contact Saint Mary’s Volunteer Service Coordinator at 479-968-2841, ext. 0.

You may download your volunteer application here>>

Volunteer Opportunities

If you wish to apply for a volunteer position at SMRMC, or for more information you may call 479-968-2841.