Methodist Medical Center
The Pink Placebo Gift Shop
’s Volunteers support the staff and patients of our hospital and help promote service excellence. More than 200 men and women give their time and talents to Methodist, annually averaging more than 55,000 hours of service to the medical center. Over the years they have donated more than one million dollars to the hospital for needed supplies, machines and equipment. Since 2003, the organization has given over $150,000 to students from sixteen area high schools for its annual medical scholarship program, which supports students pursuing careers in healthcare.
Methodist Medical Center Volunteers serve throughout the hospital. There are a variety of areas where volunteers are needed, so it's easy to find a place that suits your skills:
- Information Desk
- Joint Replacement Center
- The Hospitality Houses
- The Pink Placebo Gift Shop
- Waiting Areas
- Pager Station
- Clerical Support
- Patient Representative
- Emergency Department
- Mended Hearts
- Fundraiser Sales
- Coffee and Fruit Carts
- Flower and Newspaper Deliveries
Volunteering is a wonderful way to make a difference the community, meet new people, and stay active. Men and women of all ages have found friendship, inspiration, renewed energy, and the satisfaction of assisting others through their work.
Additionally, there are many tangible benefits to volunteering. Active volunteers work at least 50 hours per year and receive the following:
- Discounted meals from the Secret City Café while on duty
- Discounts in the Pink Placebo gift shop
- Annual medical services including a lab work-up, TB testing, and a flu vaccination
- Educational in-service programs
- Participation in the annual recognition banquet and other social activities
- Inclusion in hospital celebrations
Methodist also offers Junior Volunteer opportunities, which is a great way for high school students to learn about healthcare careers and to experience the benefits of giving back to their community. Each summer, the Junior Volunteers assist in many areas throughout the hospital. The program provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable experience, develop knowledge of the healthcare field and build relationships.
Being a volunteer gives you the opportunity to give to others and give something back to the community. Offering one's time for another's comfort brings beauty to both lives. Become a volunteer by calling (865) 835-4170. There are positions open in many areas. Call Today!