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Volunteering at Baylor 

Volunteers are Crucial to Our Success

These caring, compassionate and knowledgeable individuals support our mission: To help every member of our community achieve better health and quality of life. Volunteers bring a special personal touch to patient care at Baylor. They're important members of the community who share their time, talents, and passions with our patients, and it makes all the difference. Be a part of a rewarding and fulfilling experience at your local Baylor location. Volunteer opportunities are available at our hospitals and other sites in the Baylor Health Care System.

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Becoming a Volunteer

It's never been easier to become a volunteer at Baylor.

Learn about the opportunities Baylor has for volunteers:

Adult Program - For adults 18 and older*
We invite you to join us as a volunteer at Baylor Health Care System. Once we receive your request to volunteer, we will call you to schedule an interview. This will allow us to get to know you and learn about your interests, skills, and availability. We'll also have the opportunity to tell you more about our programs and what areas are a good fit for your experience and skills.

*Note: Baylor Scott & White – Waxahachie volunteers must be at least 25.

Junior Program (Summer Only) - Volunteers between ages 15 and 17
During the summer break, high school students can volunteer at Baylor facilities. Volunteering provides a wonderful opportunity for career exploration, as well as fulfillment of community service requirements. Summer dates vary by location.

Types of Volunteer Work

What Our Volunteers Do

There are opportunities to volunteer in many different areas of our hospitals. Volunteers provide important services, so we make every attempt to match interests, skills, and availability with hospital needs.

You can volunteer in one of the following areas:

  • Hospital Support
  • Family Support
  • Staff Support
  • Community Support
  • Specialty Programs

As a volunteer at Baylor, patients, families, and staff appreciate your time and service. From answering phones to comforting families during a traumatic event, our volunteers make a significant impact on our patients and the community. As a volunteer, your duties might include these areas*:

  • Providing comfort, encouragement, and support to patients
  • Assisting staff on nursing units
  • Delivering mail and flowers to patients
  • Greeting patients
  • Assisting in the gift shop
  • Sponsoring fundraisers
  • Awarding scholarships
  • Participating in health fairs
  • Assisting with clerical support
  • Performing general office duties.

Rewards of Volunteering

Your Time can Make a Difference

As a volunteer at Baylor, you can help provide an extra dimension of caring that we can't do without. Your smiles, words of encouragement, and giving of time can help make a difference in a patient's life, lighten the load for our staff, and help support the community. Our volunteers reap rewards such as:

  • Helping others
  • Sharing skills and learning new ones
  • Developing new interests
  • Serving neighbors and community
  • Making new friends and having fun

We recognize how important volunteers are to our patients. Volunteers at Baylor are eligible for the following benefits*:

  • Discounts in our cafeterias
  • Participation in Baylor Health Care System Credit Union
  • Free parking

Volunteering Requirements

We welcome your support

The purpose of our volunteer organization is to promote and advance health care to patients and their families at Baylor. We enthusiastically welcome individuals of all backgrounds and abilities who wish to volunteer.

Applicants will be asked to submit information and meet certain qualifications. Each Baylor location has its own requirements, so the volunteer process may be different at various facilities. Requirements may include a general health screening, background check (in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act), submission of personal references, and patient care training (if the nature of the volunteer service requires patient contact).

Be a part of a rewarding and fulfilling experience at Baylor. Please contact us at 1-800-4BAYLOR or contact a Baylor location and request a volunteer application.

*Each Baylor location has unique benefits for volunteers.