Founded in 1971, the Volunteer Service of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center focuses on exceptional patient and guest experiences. More than 250 community members, compromised of adults and junior volunteers, devote 50,000 hours 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
  • Allows you to support patients and families during their medical services
  • 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 three-and-a-half to four-hour shift a week. Shifts start as early at 7 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

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

  • Make a one-year commitment
  • Volunteer at least one three-hour shift a week Shifts are 4 to 7 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Where do volunteers work?

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

  • Nursing units
  • Information desks
  • Surgery Waiting Rooms)
  • Emergency Center
  • Patient Relations
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Outpatient Imaging & Breast Center
  • Clerical assistance

How do I become a volunteer?

  • Call (713) 242-3830 to request an application
  • 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 a three hour orientation class followed by a series of training days with an active member of our volunteer team

For More Information

Please contact:

Or, visit our office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.:

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Tower
Volunteer Services – 6th Floor
929 Gessner Rd.
Houston, Texas 77024