ALERT: As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are continuing to take additional steps to ensure all patients, guests and associates remain safe by limiting hospital visitors, including volunteers. At this time, volunteers are not permitted throughout the hospital. We hope to welcome our volunteers back in the near future.
Volunteering Offers Something for Everyone
Aiken Regional Medical Centers’ Volunteer Program welcomes people of all ages. Volunteers are retirees, professionals, homemakers, students, part-time residents and men and women of all backgrounds who live in surrounding communities. They are special people who have one common purpose — to help others and make a difference.
Volunteers have played a vital role at Aiken Regional Medical Centers since 1976. They are an important part of the hospital family, donating their time and talents and working closely with the staff to make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and their families.
Ways You Can Make a Difference
You don’t need special skills or training to become a volunteer. Every volunteer brings his or her individual interests, talents and experience to the volunteer program, and each plays a unique and important role.
Each prospective volunteer is interviewed, and together the staff determines where your interests and skills best match the needs of the hospital. Once you have chosen your service area in the hospital, you will receive a thorough orientation and on-the-job training. Volunteers are assigned to work one three- or four-hour shift per week; many of the dedicated volunteers work more frequently.
Areas where volunteers are needed at Aiken Regional include the following:
- Admissions Escorts
- Gift Shop
- Information Desk
- Pharmacy Messengers
- Patient Representatives
- Mended Hearts Representatives
- Surgery Information Desk
- Emergency Waiting Room
- Cardiac Cath and Open Heart Waiting
- Scholarship Committee
- Auxiliary Newsletter
- Women's LifeCare
- Cancer Care Institute
- Wound Care Center
- Diabetes & Nutrition Teaching Center
Benefits of Volunteering
In addition to helping others and making new friends, you may also enjoy the chance to learn new skills and develop new interests. As an Aiken Regional Medical Centers volunteer, you will be invited to an annual recognition banquet, participate in hospital social activities, receive service pins, and enjoy a complimentary meal in the hospital cafeteria for each three or four hour shift you volunteer.
Contact Us to Learn More
To learn more about becoming a volunteer, or to schedule an interview appointment, please call today.
Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Volunteer Program Office
You can also download and mail an application form:
If you prefer, you may fill out and submit the application below and the Coordinator of Volunteer Services will contact you.