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Become a Volunteer

 

We know that you have many choices where you can spend your free time. We are very excited that you have chosen to become or are considering becoming a volunteer with Baptist Health South Florida.

As a volunteer, you provide a valuable service to your community and you have a chance to meet many interesting people. Volunteering makes you feel good and can provide valuable work experience. Volunteering can change your life. As a Baptist Health volunteer, you are joining a distinguished group of individuals.

Please take a few minutes to explore the information contained in this section.


Who Volunteers at Baptist Health?

Many gifted people just like you! Our volunteers come from all walks of life and bring a myriad of abilities with them. Our volunteers include retirees, professionals, former patients, homemakers, military personnel, college students and teenagers. Each of them is an integral part of the Baptist Health's team of dedicated, caring people working at Baptist, Baptist Children's, South Miami, Homestead, Mariners, West Kendall Baptist, and Doctors Hospitals, and Baptist Outpatient Services.

As a member of the Baptist Health team, volunteers give themselves a gift, too. Studies show that people who help others are healthier, happier people. Even if you have only four hours to spare each week, volunteering can bring you added job skills, school credit or that feeling you get from donating your time to helping others.


What Does a Volunteer Do?
Volunteers have a wide range of duties at Baptist Health. You may like playing games with young patients, directing visitors to a loved one's room or delivering letters to someone who has been hospitalized. Or you may enjoy running errands, keeping a family informed about a relative's operation or working on a computer. Some volunteers find they like working in a Gift Shop. Others enjoy driving courtesy carts. Whatever you enjoy doing, there's something for you at Baptist Health.

As a Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills.
  • Make new friends.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others.
  • Provide many extra services that supplement the basic, essential functions of the professional staff. 
  • Add to the quality of health care by helping the patients, their families, the staff, visitors and the entire hospital.
  • Fulfill society's need for individual concern and action.


  • When Do You Volunteer?
    You'll volunteer whenever you can. That's one of the joys of being a volunteer. You only put in as much time as you can spare. Daytime, evening and weekend hours are available and when you list the times you prefer to work, we'll schedule you as closely to those times as possible.


    What Do Volunteers Wear?
    All volunteers wear special uniforms so that patients, visitors, physicians and employees know a volunteer is assisting them. Your distinctive uniform represents your importance and identifies you as a volunteer. 
     
     
    To join our friendly team of volunteers, physicians and employees, please contact the representative for the selected hospital below to receive information about becoming a volunteer.

    Thank you for your interest!



    Baptist Hospital
    Contact: Volunteer Services, 786-596-6073
    Baptist Outpatient Services (all outpatient and urgent care centers)
    Email: BOSVolunteers@BaptistHealth.net  
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    Doctors Hospital
    Contact: Julia Walton, 786-308-3595
    Homestead Hospital 
    Contact: Kathryn Smith, 786-243-8201
    Mariners Hospital
    Contact: Sheila Konczewski, 305-434-1020
    South Miami Hospital
    Contact: Berkeley Nixon, 786-662-8130

    West Kendall Baptist Hospital
    Contact: Zoe McKenzie, 786-467-2141​
     


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