When you become a volunteer at Texas Health Harris Methodist
Hospital Fort Worth, you join a team of caring professionals
whose mission is to improve the health of the people in the
community they serve. Together with physicians on the medical
staff, the vision is to be recognized by the community for
faith-based care delivery, illness prevention and health
education. A variety of volunteer opportunities exist, from
interacting with patients and families to working behind the
Volunteers are dedicated men and women, at least 18 years of age,
from different backgrounds, who share a common desire to help
others. To remain active, volunteers are asked to commit to a
four-hour shift each week for six months. Volunteers can choose a
flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends and evenings.
In addition to helping others, volunteers have the opportunity to
meet new friends, learn new skills, gain new insights and achieve
a sense of accomplishment. When you help someone in need, you
receive many personal rewards. The hospital also offers several
- Free meal when working
- Free parking
- Educational training
- Social events
- Discounted membership at fitness center
Volunteers are needed in these areas:
- Ambassador program
- Doris Kupferle Breast Center
- Emergency department
- Fitness center
- Flower room
- Gift shop
- Hospital tours
- Information desk
- Intensive care
- Klabzuba Cancer Center
- Popcorn machine
- Surgery recovery
- Surgery waiting room
Ambassadors are one unique segment of volunteers
at Texas Health Fort Worth. The role of an ambassador is to
welcome visitors and help them navigate through the hospital.
Ambassadors must have good communication skills and a great
attitude, must be familiar with all departments in the hospital
and must be prepared to walk a great deal. Ambassadors receive
several hours of training and orientation to guest services,
valet and the information desk. The ambassador uniform includes a
distinctive navy blazer.
A summer program is offered for students ages 14 and above who
have completed the eighth grade. Junior volunteers accepted into
the program must have parental permission, must provide a copy of
their current immunization record and are required to have a TB
skin test. Junior volunteers are asked to wear a uniform while on
duty so that patients, staff members and other volunteers can
easily identify them. The uniform consists of a polo shirt, which
is provided by the hospital auxiliary, long khaki pants and white
tennis shoes. Application packets will be available March 15 to
April 15. Parents and guardians of new junior volunteers must
attend a mandatory information session. The information session
date will be provided in the application packet. Junior
volunteers report to Tammy Patterson, gift shop manager.
Summer Opportunities for College Students
Applications will be available April 15 to May 15 for college
students wanting to volunteer in the summer. Orientation will be
scheduled in June, with the exact date given once application
accepted and positions assigned. College volunteers report to Nan
Branch, volunteer manager.
The Texas Health Fort Worth Auxiliary, founded on April 17, 1940,
has provided fundraising support for projects throughout the
hospital including involvement in the Klabzuba Library, the
SwimEx tank for the Ben Hogan Center, scholarships and prostate
research. The auxiliary currently has more than 300 members who
volunteer their time and talent in all departments of the
hospital and who provide bimonthly educational meetings.
Scholarships for 2015-16 are now being accepted. Please review the scholarship criteria before completing the application.
Orientation and Training
All volunteers must attend a general orientation and an annual
in-service. Volunteers are required to have a tuberculosis
screening prior to beginning volunteer placement. This is a
simple test done free of charge at orientation by the employee
health nurse. The TB results need to be updated annually.
The Volunteer Services department is part of the hospital
organization and it operates as any other department. Therefore,
volunteers are subject to hospital rules and regulations.
Volunteers are expected to be on time for their assignments and
are required to notify their assigned department if they must be
Volunteers must complete an application, then you will be called
for an interview.
Adult and college volunteers:
Manager, Volunteer Services
Junior volunteers and auxiliary:
Manager, Gift Shop
For more information, contact the volunteer office at
817-250-3020, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Apply now to become a
volunteer at Texas Health Fort Worth.