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Founded in 1971, the Volunteer Service of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center focuses on patient comfort. More than 300 community members devote more than 50,000 hours a year to volunteering at Memorial City. The majority of our volunteers work directly with patients and their families, providing that extra level of care while a person is hospitalized.

Volunteers are an integral part of our health care team. Being a volunteer:

  • Adds meaning to your life
  • Gives you the opportunity to develop new, lasting friendships
  • Provides you a firsthand look at the health care profession
  • Helps you accumulate community service hours for school-related projects and scholarships


We ask our Adult Volunteers(ages 18 and up) to:

  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Volunteer at least one shift a week. Shift hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 4 pm.

We ask our Junior Volunteers (high school students - ages 15 to 18) to:

  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Volunteer at least one shift a week between 4 pm and 7 pm (Monday to Friday)

Where do volunteers work?

Volunteers at Memorial City support most hospital departments. Opportunities are available for patient-focused and clerical duties, including:

  • All nursing units
  • Information desks
  • Emergency Center
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery (waiting rooms and recovery areas, for example)
  • Patient Relations
  • Newborn nursery
  • Testing centers
  • Clerical assistance

How do I become a volunteer?

  • Call (713) 242-3830 to request an application.
  • Please return your completed application to the volunteer office at address below.
  • A volunteer staff member will call you for an interview.
  • Once accepted into the program you will be scheduled for an hour orientation class followed by a series of training days with an active member of our volunteer team.

For More Information

High School Students please contact:
Earl Pereira 
Tel: (713) 242-4858

Adult Volunteers please contact:
Bailey Curtis 
Tel: (713) 242-3830

Volunteer Services
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Rd.
Houston, Texas 77024
(713) 242-3830