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 be appreciated. Whatever the reasons, Hamilton Medical Center volunteers become 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:
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 years of age. If you're interested in helping others and can set aside a few hours each week, volunteering is for you.
Our Adult Program is designed for anyone over 18 years of age, 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
Students eager to experience a medical environment are encouraged to apply. You must be 16 or 17 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 bases.
As a hospital volunteer, you provide a service appreciated by patients, guest and staff. Hamilton Medical Center offers you a few perks as a "thank you." Among the benefits:
How much time can you commit?
Three hours of service per week is the minimum amount of time requested, with a total of 125 hours per year. Attendance at periodic training and inservice meetings is also required. Requirements vary for adult and teen programs.
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.
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:
Additional signed documents will be needed:
Background Screening (Employment Notification and Acknowledgement)
Release of Transcript -GPA (If 16 or 17 years of age) and Parent/Guardian Permission
You can bring these when you interview or:
you can drop these forms at the front desk of the hospital main entrance (1200 Memorial Drive, Dalton, GA)
or mail to: Lynn Horton, Volunteer Services, PO Box 1168, Dalton, GA, 30722-1168
Call Volunteer Services at 706.272.6147 for more information.