When you become a volunteer at Texas Health Arlington Memorial
Hospital, you join a team of caring people whose mission is
to improve the health of the people in the community they serve.
Volunteers are recognized and respected as an
essential part of the health care team.
Volunteers are dedicated men and women from many different
backgrounds who share a common desire to help others. They get a
first-hand look at what goes into quality health care through
their efforts to comfort patients, provide information to guests
and visitors and assist the employees and physicians on the
Senior volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to
participate. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 12
hours a month to remain active.
All volunteers begin in floor service, assisting a nurse's
station and helping in its activities. Responsibilities include
pharmacy runs, central supply runs, delivering mail and flowers,
making copies and delivering information to other departments
within the hospital.
After training, volunteers can train for
service in areas throughout the hospital including:
- Gift shop
- Admitting desk
- Information desks
- Day surgery
- Inpatient surgery waiting room
- Critical care waiting room
- Intensive care waiting room
- Patient menu delivery
Junior volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 18. A
minimum of 12 hours a month is required to remain an active
volunteer. Junior volunteers perform the same duties as senior
volunteers, excluding work at the Information Desks or in the
Surgery, Critical Care and Intensive Care waiting rooms.
Junior volunteers must fulfill a 50-hour time commitment before
the volunteer office will sign forms for school or write letters
Application and Orientation
All prospective volunteers must complete an application. The
director of Volunteer Services will call applicants to arrange
for personal interviews. Applications can be dropped off at the
hospital's Information Desk at any time.
All volunteers must attend a four-hour orientation session.
Volunteers are trained for a minimum of five work shifts, or 15
hours, on Floor Service. Upon completion of training, the new
volunteer receives a regular shift assignment.
Prospective junior volunteers must fill out an application, have
it signed by a parent and attach three letters of recommendation
from teachers or church leaders. Junior applications are accepted
beginning in January and interviews are arranged according to
date of application. Interviews are held in May, and orientation
takes place at the end of the school year. After orientation,
junior volunteers train for five work shifts and then can be
assigned to work on their own.
Apply now to
become a volunteer at Texas Health Arlington Memorial.
The auxiliary was formed before the hospital opened in 1958, when
more than 300 community women met at a local church to discuss
the hospital's organization. The auxiliary has been going strong
ever since. All volunteers are members of the auxiliary.
For more information, call the volunteer office at
817-960-6455, e-mail Andrea
Pavlasek, or pick up an application at the Information Desk.