Volunteer Opportunities

Brighten lives and serve your community. Volunteering makes it possible.

Why volunteer?  It's an opportunity to do something meaningful. It's a way to give back to the community. Whatever the reason, Hamilton Medical Center volunteers are a vital part of our patient care team and receive a deep, personal satisfaction from helping those in need. Since 1955, volunteers have served Hamilton Medical Center in many roles.  Their scope of service continues to grow as the need for qualified volunteers increases.

As a volunteer, you can choose a position that's right for you. Your help has a far-reaching, positive impact on everyone who enters our doors.

Our volunteer opportunities include:

  • Information Desk
  • Gift Shop 
  • Admissions
  • Emergency Room
  • Endoscopy
  • Lauman Outpatient Receptionist
  • Patient Escort Transporter
  • Hamilton Regional Cancer Institute
  • Turner Maternal and Infant Care Center
  • Patient Services Representative
  • Materials Management
  • Diabetes Center 
  • Bradley Wellness Center 
  • Hospice (acts of kindness) - friendly visits / reading / scrapbooking / letter writing / picking up groceries   

Who can volunteer?

Volunteering is not just for retirees. In fact, our volunteers are men and women of all ages - people in their 20s, 30s, and beyond, both working and retired. We also have a Volunteer program for students ages 16 and 17. If you're interested in helping others and can set aside a few hours each week, volunteering is for you.

Adult Program

Our Adult Program is designed for anyone 18 years of age and older, college students, working adults, retirees, just about anyone interested in lending a hand to our staff and patients. Whether it's greeting visitors, delivering flowers, visiting with patients, assisting with dismissals, or any number of other activities, you can provide a valuable and appreciated service.

Summer Teen Program

Our Summer Teen Program begins June 1st and runs through August 31st. Students eager to experience a medical environment are encouraged to apply.  You must be at least 16 years old and maintain a minimum of a "B" average in school.  Students must meet requirements and commit to serving 9 of the 10 summer weeks to be accepted. The option to continue service after the summer months may be discussed on an individual basis.

Volunteer benefits

As a hospital volunteer, you provide a service appreciated by patients, guests and staff. Hamilton Medical Center offers you a few perks as a "thank you." Among the benefits:

  • Complementary meal with each shift served
  • Preferred parking
  • Discounted membership to the Bradley Wellness Center 
  • Discounts on non-prescription items in the pharmacy
  • Annual flu shots
  • In-service training and educational opportunities through Hamilton University
  • Invitations to various recognition events and other hospital-sponsored social occasions throughout the year

How much time can you commit?

Three hours of service per week is the minimum amount of time requested, with a commitment of one year and a total of 125 hours per year. Attendance at periodic training and inservice meetings is also required. Requirements vary for adult and teen programs.

Out-of-pocket expenses

Your only out-of-pocket expense will be your Volunteer vest, which you are required to purchase. Fortunately, expenses related to volunteer service are tax deductible.

Please note

Volunteering is not an internship program, a job shadow program, nor a means to obtain a job with our organization.  We view volunteering as a long-term commitment and seek committed individuals who will be Hamilton Volunteer Team Members for many years to come.

How to apply

Complete the on-line Volunteer Application or you may stop by and pick up an application at our information desk at the main hospital entrance (1200 Memorial Drive, Dalton, GA). Turn in the application at the main hospital entrance or mail to: Gay Ann Talley, Volunteer Services, P.O. Box 1168, Dalton, GA  30722-1168.

Volunteer Application 

 Additional signed documents will be needed and may be completed during the interview process.

  •   Release of Transcript -GPA (if 16 or 17 years of age) and Parent/Guardian Permission

Additional forms for minor 

 Call Volunteer Services at 706.272.6147 for more information.