Volunteer Services

volunteers“Enhancing the comfort of patients and their families through the efforts of volunteers.”
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  We depend on volunteers to provide assistance for the 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, a civic organization or just have a desire to help others, there are a wide variety of needs and opportunities to help at Tallahassee Memorial.  While we try to accommodate as many individuals and groups as possible, there may be times when we are unable to match to a suitable area of service.

About Us

Mission Statement

To enhance the comfort of patients at Tallahassee Memorial through the efforts of volunteers by:

  • Recruiting and managing quality volunteers that meet the needs and strategic plan of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
  • Creating a culture that values all volunteers and assists them in developing their full potential in order to best serve at TMH

Contact Information

TMH Volunteer Services
1300 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

For more information on any TMH volunteer program, please email us at volunteer@tmh.org or call 850.431.5331.

Become a Volunteer

Requirements

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 Tallahassee Memorial.  This process includes undergoing a criminal background check and drug test, TB (tuberculosis) skin test, proof of immunizations, and a volunteer orientation. The screening process may take up to 2-3 weeks to complete.

Application Process

  1. Application Form To become a volunteer at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, the first step is to complete a Volunteer Application.  If there is a suitable opening, you will be contacted with instructions to complete the security and health screenings outlined below. Contact Volunteer Services for a copy of the form.
  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 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 orientation. Live and online versions are available.
  5. Training: All volunteers will receive training related to their area of service.  Annual training is required.

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 4-hour shift per week. Committees include waiting room hosts, information desk hosts, retail specialists, tea service, goodwill ambassadors, patient care areas, fund raising, and special projects. Established in 1949 and over 180 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.

College Volunteers

Each semester, TMH selects 100 college students to volunteer in areas such as Rehabilitation, Transportation, Adult Day Care, NeuroScience Center, Pediatric Playroom, Pharmacy and other patient care areas as needed. College volunteers should plan to volunteer one 4-hour shift per week. Screening fees apply to this program.

Teen Volunteers

Every March, TMH selects up to 80 teen volunteers for our summer program that runs June-August. Teen volunteers must be 14-17 or entering 9th – 12th grade. Teens volunteer in the gift shops, Receiving, mail cart, magazine cart, Child Care Center, Adult Day Care, Dietary, and other areas as needed. Screening fees apply to this program.

Animal Therapy Volunteers

The Tallahassee Memorial 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 and centers for long-term care, assisted living rehabilitation 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. Learn more about Animal Therapy

Spiritual Care Volunteers

Meeting the spiritual needs of patients and families is a priority at TMH. Spiritual care volunteers visit patients by request only and offer support and counseling. These volunteers must meet the criteria established by the Pastoral Care department at TMH.

Music / Art Therapy Volunteers

Music and art play an important role in the healing process for our patients. Volunteers often play instruments, sing or provide art therapy as requested by patients or staff. Volunteers also play in the hospital Atrium or at special hospital functions as needed.

Artists can also provide volunteer help by painting murals, providing artwork to hang in designated hospital areas or with special art projects as needed.

Civic Group Volunteers

Civic Groups such as churches, sororities, fraternities, high school clubs, scout troops and many others can provide valuable service projects to TMH. Ways to help may include gathering and assembling “care” packages for patients, helping with renovation projects, adopting a patient room or area, gathering clothing for the Clothes Closets, isolation activity Kits, providing new toys and books for the Pediatric Unit and many other special projects. Unfortunately, due to privacy laws and infection control policies, we are unable to allow groups to make patient visits.