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Professional Appearance Standards

Volunteers are representatives of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Our patients, families, co-workers and visitors know that we care about them by taking pride in our dress and appearance.

In the interest of safety and maintaining a professional appearance please adhere to the following:



  • No mini skirts


  • No shorts
  • No scrubs
  • No overalls/coveralls
  • No extremely low-rise pants


  • No backless, sleeveless garments
  • No garments that expose shoulders, underarms, or midriff
  • No slogan T-shirts, jackets or sweatshirts
  • No athletic wear/sweat suits/jogging suits/camouflage


  • No flip flops/sandals/open toe shoes

Uniform and hygiene

Name badge

  • UMMC-issued name badge is required at all times while volunteering
  • Badge will be worn with the name and photo clearly visible
  • Badge will be worn on the upper, front torso
  • Volunteer uniform will be worn at all times while volunteering. No other uniforms are allowed to be worn while volunteering


  • Cleanliness and personal hygiene is imperative
  • No fragrances
  • No extreme hair color or hairstyles
  • No extreme nail lengths
  • No caps/head scarves/sweatbands (unless one’s religion or culture requires it)
  • No sunglasses worn inside
  • No visible tattoos
  • No visible body piercing (with the exception of ears)

Once again, thank you for your interest in volunteering at UMMC, and we look forward to working with you
soon. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.