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Volunteer at Memorial Hermann Southeast

Volunteering is as rewarding to the volunteer as it is beneficial to the patients, families, and staff.

Rewards:

  • Gaining experience and new skills
  • Making new friends
  • Developing a sense of self-worth and meaning to your life
  • Giving back to the hospital and community
  • Being part of a team that promotes the best in healthcare
  • Interaction with patients, families, staff and fellow volunteers

Benefits:

  • Complimentary meal in the hospital cafeteria
  • Free tuberculosis screening and annual flu shots
  • Recognition events and luncheons

Where do volunteers spend their time?

Volunteers at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital provide support to a variety of departments in the hospital. Roles include both clerical and non-clerical. You may select from fast-paced to slow-paced work environments. A sampling of job opportunities include:

  • Patient Care units
  • Information desks
  • Golf Cart Driver
  • Surgical Desk
  • Pre-Op/Recovery/Endoscopy Clinical areas
  • Family Birth Center
  • Material Management
  • Other challenging roles as requested by staff and hospital departments

Volunteer Requirements - Adult Program

  • Orientation and training is monthly
  • Be willing to work at least one 4 hour shift per week with a one year commitment
    • Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – Noon, Noon – 4 p.m., or 4pm – 8pm. Some Saturday and Sunday shifts are available
  • Application, interview and orientation procedures are important
  • Commit to at least one year of service at one 4 hour shift a week and 170 hours of service
  • Purchase uniform required for $20
  • Willingness to follow uniform dress code
  • Friendly and positive attitude
  • Adhere to rules and regulations of MHSE Hospital
  • Willingness to have patient contact
  • Capacity for empathetic concern for patients and their families
  • Ability to act quickly and calmly; coping effectively with unusual situations and demands
  • Participate in yearly retraining and education
  • Seasonal and summer only volunteer roles are not available

Volunteer Requirements - Junior Program

  • The application process is Oct. 1 – Dec. 15 each year. Interview process is the following spring with orientation and training just before school ends for the summer. This is a 12 month program, not seasonal or summer only.
  • The program has capacity for 50 students and each year enrollment is dependent on the number of students graduating from the program.
  • Students must be between 15 and 17 years of age when they begin the program.
  • Students must be entering Freshman, Sophomore or Junior year in High School when you begin the program. If you are currently applying and a Junior in High School you are NOT eligible as we do not accept incoming seniors. Remember when applying you will not begin the program until the summer of the current school year. Students currently in the program are offered all open roles at each grade level before new applicants are accepted.
  • Parental consent is required
  • Be willing to volunteer at least one 3 hour shift per week and 140 volunteer hours a year
    • Monday through Friday 4:00pm – 7:00 p.m.
  • Application, interview and orientation procedures are important
  • Willingness to follow uniform dress code. Will be required to purchase uniform shirt, Khaki or black pants worn by both male and female participants
  • Friendly and positive attitude
  • Adhere to guidelines, rules and regulations established by MHSE Hospital
  • Willingness to have patient contact
  • Sensitivity to the need of others
  • Ability to act quickly and calmly; coping effectively with unusual situations and demands
  • Participate in training sessions as needed
  • Have fun and meet new friends in the community!

Click here for an application.

For more information on the adult program and the junior program, please contact:

Tina Lippincott
Volunteer Coordinator
E-mail: SEVolunteer.Services@memorialhermann.org
(281) 929-6390

Address
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd
Houston,TX 77089