At Mercy Hospital, we rely on the generous support and giving of volunteers. Volunteers are associated with many facets of Mercy. Their skills are matched with the appropriate needs of our patients, families and staff. The volunteer program has participation in several departments throughout the hospital.
- Assisting with the non-clinical needs of the patients, assisting visitors
- Working in reception areas to greet patients and visitors, providing directions and information
- Assisting staff with a wide variety of tasks
Prospective volunteers are required to complete an application, participate in an interview, attend a scheduled orientation, comply with Tuberculosis screening by having a PPD skin test (which is free of charge), pass a security/background screening and commit to one four hour shift per week. New volunteers starting after November 1st must submit proof of having a flu shot. Flu shots are required November 1st through March 31st.
The information gathered from the application assists in determining the volunteer's availability, interests, and skills which are used to place qualified volunteers. Upon review of your Volunteer Application, you will be called if additional information is needed and set up a date for orientation date.
Teen opportunities are limited and it is important not to delay in submitting your application. Teens must be a minimum of 16 years of age to apply. Parental permission signed by a parent or legal guardian is required. Once your application is reviewed, we will call and advise you of status.
All volunteers must commit to a minimum requirement of 100 hours of service. Letters for a job or school can only be done after the 100-hour commitment has been met.
A volunteer application packet must be completed and mailed to:
3663 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
Please allow three (3) to four (4) weeks for processing applications.
Volunteer Resources is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on volunteering at Mercy Hospital, please call (305) 285-2773.