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Volunteer Opportunities

volunteersEnhancing the comfort of patients and their families through the efforts of volunteers.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH). We depend on volunteers to provide assistance for patients, their families, and hospital staff.

Whether you are a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a student hoping to fulfill volunteer hours for scholarships or experience of an individual with a desire to help others, there is a wide variety of needs and opportunities to help at TMH. While we try to accommodate as many requests as possible, there may be times when we are unable to match an individual to a suitable area of service.


Due to the nature of care and for the safety of our patients, all volunteers are carefully screened, processed, and placed in assignments that meet a need established by TMH. This process includes undergoing a criminal background check and drug test, TB (tuberculosis) skin test, COVID vaccination or a COVID exemption form, proof of immunizations, and a volunteer orientation. The screening process may take up to two to three weeks to complete.

Application Process

  1. Application Form: To become a volunteer at TMH, the first step is to submit a Volunteer Application. If there is a suitable opening, you will be contacted with instructions to complete the security and health screenings outlined below.
  2. Security Screening: A criminal history check and drug screening will be completed for each volunteer. Fingerprints are also required for access to certain hospital units. Fees may apply.
  3. Health Screening: A TB skin test, COVID vaccination, and up-to-date immunization information is required for all volunteers.
  4. Orientation: Upon completion of security and health screenings, volunteers will participate in an online orientation. 
  5. Training: All volunteers will receive training related to their areas of service. 

Volunteer Groups and Programs

At Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, we have many volunteer groups and programs that may be right for you.

TMH Auxiliary

Perfect for adult volunteers (men and women) who wish to commit to one four-hour shift per week. Committees include information desk hosts, retail specialists, goodwill ambassadors, fund raising, and special projects. Established in 1949 and over 130 members strong, this dynamic group of volunteers provides over 65,000 hours of service to TMH annually. Social functions and networking are a big part of this volunteer group! Service pins are awarded to Auxiliary volunteers. The application is below for those interested in joining TMH’s Auxiliary.


For current Auxiliary applicants: please select the button below to view our orientation videos.

Orientation Videos

College Volunteers

TMH has college student volunteers serving many functions in a variety of areas. Some examples include Neurology, Rehabilitation Centers, Child Care Center, Intensive Care Units, Cancer Center, and both Emergency Centers. College students should plan to volunteer one four-hour shift per week. Screening fees apply to this program.   

The TMH college volunteer program is designed to coincide with a university academic calendar. New students are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. Returning students may volunteer in the summer. The link to the application is below. Keep in mind that completing the application does not guarantee a position.  

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at TMH. Due to high demand, the 2024 Spring semester application period is now CLOSED. The next opportunity to apply will be for the Fall 2024 semester. The application will be available online (https://www.tmh.org/about-tmh/volunteer-opportunitiesJuly 1 (around 9:00 AM).

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College Students Accepted to Program

After completing orientation, download the orientation test answer sheet, then click on the link for the orientation test. Print the other two forms below and sign them. Send your completed answer sheet and the two forms to VolunteerServices@tmh.org

TMH Clinical College Associate Volunteer Program

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is pleased to announce our new volunteer program focused on providing patient care experiences for students pursuing a Physician Assistant (PA) degree or other Pre-Healthcare degrees at Florida State University (FSU).

Currently we are completing the Spring Cohort l semester and will be accepting applications for the Fall Cohort II (August 26 – December 13) from April 1st – April 4th.

The Clinical College Associate Volunteer Program is an unpaid volunteer position, designed for pre-healthcare students who are seeking clinical exposure to help with the transition to a professional degree in healthcare. During this semester-long program, students will partner with our TMH colleagues to gain experience in the acute care setting.

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in either a pre-PA or pre-Healthcare major
  • Must complete background check, drug screening, and immunizations by June 15th
  • Must attend a one (1) day mandatory orientation
  • Must provide own scrubs (we will provide the embroidered logo)

Teen Volunteers

TMH offers a summer program for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades in the next school year. It is an intense, three-week, all-day long experience for those interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students interested in this program for the 2023 summer session need to download, complete, and submit an application to Volunteer Services. The application will be online for the Summer 2023 program in February 2023.

The application for the Summer 2023 Teen Volunteer Program is below.  This is an intensive, all-day, three-week summer program running June 5-23.  If you cannot commit to the entire three weeks, do not complete the application.  If you can commit to the entire program, please complete the application in full and return it, along with your personal statement, to VolunteerServices@tmh.org by the end of business, Monday, March 20. Contact Volunteer Services at VolunteerServices@tmh.org with any questions. 

Animal Therapy Volunteers

The Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Animal Therapy Program is a highly visible and valuable community and regional asset that serves the spectrum of Leon County and the Big Bend. The program’s nationally registered and trained animal therapy volunteer teams visit hospitals, hospices, centers for long-term care, assisted living rehabilitation facilities, and adult day care. Public schools, libraries, bookstores, and even courthouses also benefit from animal therapy team visits. This program requires specific training for both animal and handler. Learn more about the Animal Therapy Program. 

Contact Information

TMH Volunteer Services 
1300 Miccosukee Road 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308