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Volunteering – A Perfect Combination for Help and Happiness

Posted on September 7, 2018

You may know the Methodist Medi­cal Center volun­teers for their pink smocks, blue vests and friendly smiles as you visit the hos­pital. Or perhaps you know them best for hosting the popular $5 Jewelry Sale or maybe you think of their well-stocked gift shop. But there is much more to the Methodist Medi­cal Center volunteer organization than their friendly smiles and crowd-drawing sales.Volunteer and Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today

More than 200 men and women give their time and talents to Methodist Medical Center each year. They offer sup­port to staff and pa­tients, and annually average more than 55,000 hours of ser­vice.

Volunteers serve throughout the hos­pital and there is always room for new faces to join the team. There are a variety of areas where volunteers are needed, so Method­ist’s Volunteer Ser­vices staff can help you find a place that suits your skills and interests.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to make a difference in the community, meet new people, and learn new skills. Men and women of all ages have found friendship, inspira­tion, renewed en­ergy, and the satis­faction of assisting others through their work in Methodist’s volunteer organiza­tion.

Additionally, there are many tan­gible benefits to vol­unteering. Active volunteers who work at least 100 hours per year receive the following:

  • Discounted meals from the Secret City Café while on duty
  • Discounts in the Pink Placebo gift shop
  • Free annual lab workup, TB test­ing, and a flu vac­cination
  • Educational in-service programs
  • Participation in the annual rec­ognition banquet and other social activities
  • Inclusion in hos­pital celebrations

Join the Method­ist Medical volun­teer organization and see what a dif­ference volunteer­ing can make in your life and in the lives of others. For more information or to ap­ply for the volunteer organization, visit mmcoakridge.com/ volunteer or call (865) 835-4170.