A specialty hospital needs special volunteers. No other hospital is quite like TIRR Memorial Hermann. We specialize in the rehabilitation of individuals who have experienced catastrophic illness or injury, bringing them back to the life they love through personalized treatment programs designed for each individual. We believe we’re consistently ranked as a top rehabilitation hospital because of people like you.

Volunteer Portal

Ours is a world of small victories and great triumphs, both for ourselves and for our patients. Here you see patients – once thought to be permanently bedridden – now moving about the corridors in motorized wheelchairs. Here you see patients overcoming severe handicaps as they learn to drive a car again, to shave or to put on makeup, or preparing themselves for productive employment and school.

Sign Up to Be a Volunteer

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
  • All volunteers must complete an application and pass a criminal background check.
  • Volunteers are required to have a TB screening test, provided free of charge on site or at other Memorial Hermann facilities, before they can begin their work.
  • We ask that a volunteer commit to working one to two days a week, three hours each day for a minimum of three months.
  • Memorial Hermann Health System requires every member of its workforce, including volunteers, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more about our vaccine policy »

View Our Volunteer Handbook

Benefits of Volunteering at TIRR Memorial Hermann

  • The opportunity to work at a leading rehabilitation hospital in the nation and best in Texas, ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
  • The opportunity to gain experience in the world of rehabilitation in the heart of the Texas Medical Center.
  • Free Texas Medical Center parking when volunteering at TIRR Memorial Hermann.
  • A discount in the hospital cafeteria.
  • A 20 percent discount on gift items in Nita's Korner Store gift shop.
  • Wayfinding Scholarship

Volunteers pose outside of TIRR Memorial HermannVolunteer Activities at TIRR Memorial Hermann

Volunteer positions are designed to utilize talents and interests to enhance the lives of our patients and the environment in which we care for them. The numerous ways in which you can contribute your time provide truly rewarding experiences.

The following activities will enable you to connect with others through service:

  • Physical Therapy Resource
  • Occupational Therapy Resource
  • Patient Care Units Resource
  • Food and Nutrition Services Resource
  • Volunteer Services Resource
  • Library & Book Cart Resource
  • Communication/Information Area Desk Resource
  • Clerical/Administrative Resource
  • Outpatient Medical Clinic Resource
  • Central Supply Resource
  • Serve as interpreter for patients who speak other languages
  • Help with Animal Assisted Therapy, through “Caring Critters
  • Challenge Program support for brain injury at the Kirby Glen location
  • Maintain the TIRR Memorial Hermann Greenhouse
  • Nita’s Korner Store gift shop sales associate
  • Greet visitors, provide information and directions at the information desk
  • Strength Unlimited program support
  • Run errands in the hospital for patients and staff
  • Inpatient Sunday church services support

Want to Volunteer at TIRR Memorial Hermann?

To become a volunteer, click here to sign up. We are located at 1333 Moursund, in the Texas Medical Center, Research Center - Room 123. We look forward to meeting you.

TIRR Peer Program

TIRR Peers are mentors and individuals who have experienced a life-altering injury or illness. Peers provide varying levels of resources and encouragement for individuals who have recently been hospitalized and share similar life circumstances or challenges.

TIRR Peers provide:

  • Personal support and encouragement
  • Information and resource sharing
  • Skills training/ demonstrations

We connect you with a current-patient, who has experienced a:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological disorder
  • Trauma

Connect through:

  • Informal one-on-one sessions
  • Therapy groups
  • Community outings
  • Phone and email

All applicants must complete volunteer requirements prior to active involvement.

To get started, contact Emily Young, CTRS, TIRR Peer Coordinator at (713) 7970-5970 or email at TIRRTR@memorialhermann.org.

Wayfinding Scholarship Program

Becoming part of TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital’s Wayfinding Scholarship Program means you are joining an elite group of students who are eligible to receive $1,000 per semester. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. Scholarships are for undergraduate study only. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

What is a Wayfinder? It’s an individual who helps our patients and guests find their way around hospitals. Hospitals can be overwhelming for visitors, it’s hard to find their way around. That’s why we need dedicated volunteers like yourself to assist our patients and guests during this time.

Do I have to meet any requirements to become part of the Wayfinder program? You’ll need to go through the initial volunteer on-boarding process before you can apply for the Wayfinding Scholarship Program.

To learn more about the program or to apply, download the following documents:

The Auxiliary to TIRR Memorial Hermann


The purpose of the Auxiliary to TIRR Memorial Hermann is to provide direct service to patients, staff and the hospital in a manner deemed appropriate by the administration; to engage in fundraising to support the needs of the hospital and patients; and to foster community awareness to create a wider base of support for TIRR Memorial Hermann’s restorative care programs. Through notices, memoranda, meetings and special events, the Auxiliary keeps volunteers, staff and the public aware of new plans and changes in the organization. Recognition of service, contribution and tenure are paramount values that are deeply rooted in the Auxiliary.

Providing needed funds to augment programs at TIRR Memorial Hermann is a tradition with the Auxiliary. Through our fundraising efforts and the Korner Store gift shop, we have contributed well over $2 million during the past four decades to support the growth of TIRR Memorial Hermann. Our donations have assisted in the construction of the six-story patient tower, renovations to the Outpatient Rehabilitation facility and the purchase of computers for clinical and non-clinical areas.

All of the funds raised by the Korner Store go to benefit patients at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Outreach to the community is a natural result of the development of volunteer resources. The Auxiliary’s continual efforts help to educate the community about the purpose and philosophy of TIRR Memorial Hermann and the Volunteer program, and to stimulate ongoing interest and involvement in the Auxiliary’s mission.


The Auxiliary has a long history and tradition of supporting the needs of patients and their families. Officially established in March 1965 and led by Nita Weil, the Auxiliary to TIRR Memorial Hermann began as a service-based group of volunteers assisting patients and staff throughout the hospital. In 1968, Nita was named Director of Volunteers. In 1984, having expanded its role of supporting patients, families and the hospital, the Auxiliary was incorporated as a Texas not-for-profit corporation and was granted status as a 501(c)(3) organization. Since that time, the Auxiliary has grown substantially and continues to make significant contributions to TIRR Memorial Hermann.

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About TIRR Memorial Hermann
US News and World Report Best Hospitals Badge
Nationally Ranked Rehabilitation

For the 33rd consecutive year, TIRR Memorial Hermann is recognized as the best rehabilitation hospital in Texas and No. 2 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report's "Best Rehabilitation Hospitals" in America.

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