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Volunteer Services

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.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers serve many roles, including:

Guest services/patient greeters

  • Volunteers greet patients and visitors and help escort them to various areas within the hospital. 

Hospitality cart

  • Volunteers serve coffee to patients and visitors.

Nursing stations

  • Volunteers assist the staff at the nursing stations with various responsibilities. 

Child Life 

  • Volunteers play games, do arts and crafts, assist with parties and special events, and spend time interacting with pediatric patients in the activity rooms and play areas.  

Reader-to-patient program

  • Volunteers spend time reading to pediatric patients. 

Within reach program

  • Volunteers visit patients in the adult hospital to offer assistance with moving items within reach.  

Benefits of volunteering with UMMC

  • Sense of accomplishment
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Career exposure
  • Get involved in your community
  • School/resume service hours
  • Become part of the UMMC family

How to volunteer at UMMC

Follow the links to the left to learn about volunteer rules, fill out application or learn more. Contact Volunteer Services at (601) 984-2068 for more information