Thank you for your interest in Volunteer Services at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center! Our volunteers are important members of our health care team and share a vital role in the exceptional care our patients receive.
Our ideal volunteer candidate has the following characteristics:
- Energy, Excitement and Enthusiasm!
- A positive attitude along with a SMILE.
- Time, ongoing availability, and the ability to volunteer on a regular, weekly basis.
- Mature, responsible, friendly, outgoing; and a professional appearance.
If you have these qualities we would love to have you on our team! To ensure the success of our program we do have a few prerequisites.
- Age: Minimum age is 15 (18 for the NICU Cuddle Program)
- Clear Background Screen
- Health Screening:
- Negative tuberculosis (TB) skin test (Done at GCRMC at no cost to the volunteer).
- Current Immunizations (MMR, Hep B, Tdap, Varicella).
- Annual flu vaccine during flu season (Flu vaccines are given in October at no cost)
- Time Commitment: Volunteers agree to complete 6 months and/or 75 hours of service.
- Completion of orientation training and annual training updates.
Our Volunteers are the warm welcoming face of GCRMC and serve our patients throughout the hospital. Every volunteer is valued and appreciated by our patients, administration, staff, visitors and physicians for sharing their time and talent. Please review the following position descriptions to see if this is a service opportunity that you are interested in. If so, please complete the Volunteer Application and return it by email or you may bring it to the Volunteer Services/Human Resources office at the hospital.
Volunteer Greeter: Greeters welcome and assist patients, their families and visitors entering the hospital or assigned unit. Proactively taking initiative to make patient and visitor contact to determine service needs. Volunteers working in this capacity answer questions, provide information and direct/escort people to the hospital location they need, creating an atmosphere in the hospital that is warm and caring, yet efficient.
Discharge Attendant: The Discharge Attendant provides accompaniment and wheelchair transport of patients and their personal belongings to the waiting area upon discharge from the hospital. Stationed at the front entry desk they also assist with greeting visitors, delivering flowers and gifts.
Waiting Room Attendant: Waiting Room Attendants move throughout the hospital assisting visitors as needed and monitoring the overall appearance of hospital waiting room areas contacting Environmental Services and Facilities Maintenance when needed.
Clerical Assistant: Clerical assistants perform a variety of tasks depending on department assignment. This position helps to extend the resources in the department to better assist the needs of our patients and staff. Good organization and basic computer skills are helpful.
NICU Cuddle Program: Cuddle program participants work under the guidance of the nursing staff to provide comfort and human touch to our smallest patients. A special training class is required to become part of the program.
Chaplain: Our Chaplain team consist of local pastors and clergy members who take turns being on call for patients when prayer and spiritual comfort are requested.
S.P.O.T. Team Member: The Special Pets Offering TLC program utilizes the animal/human bond to provide and enhanced quality of life for patients and their families during a hospital stay.
For more information please contact:
Lori Aviles, Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: (850) 770-8950 | Email