Volunteering is as rewarding to the volunteer as it is beneficial to the patients, families, visitors 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

Requirements for volunteering:

  • Complete an application/interview
  • Commit to at least one year of service
  • Be willing to work a minimum of 4 hours each week Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Successfully complete the orientation and training
  • Adhere to a uniform dress code

Areas of service:

  • Information desk
  • Nursing units
  • Surgery waiting area
  • Pre-Admission Testing
  • Escorting Patients/Visitors

Benefits for volunteers:

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

Volunteer Programs and Applications:

The Adult Volunteer Program is our year round program. This program is best suited for long-term volunteers that want to serve the hospital and its patients. Adult volunteers (minimum of 18 years old) are asked to commit to volunteering four hours a week for a minimum of one year.

Volunteers are educated about the importance of ethics and confidentiality, professional behavior and appearance, proper patient interaction, including age-specific competencies, universal precautions, infection control, fire safety and security. 

If this program sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, please contact the volunteer office via email at Jeanie.Mathews@memorialhermann.org to request an application.

Summer Program: This program is open to both high school (minimum age of 15 years old) and college students (18 to 24 years old and pursuing a career in healthcare). The next summer program will begin June 2022 and run through August 2022. Applications will be accepted March 1-31, 2022. Once the application process is closed, the volunteer staff will review and select candidates based on their applications in order to set up an interview. Please note that receipt of an application does not guarantee an acceptance.  This program is in high demand and closes very quickly each year.

Please contact the volunteer office via email at Jeanie.Mathews@memorialhermann.org after March 1, 2022, or check back for a link to the Student Summer Program application.

For more information, contact:
Jeanie Mathews
Executive Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
16100 South Freeway
Houston, TX 77584
Jeanie.Mathews@memorialhermann.org