Making a difference
Volunteering at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) is an exciting and rewarding opportunity that matches caring people with services that provide help and comfort to the patients and families who come to the hospital. It is also a chance to offer valuable assistance to PMC employees on a daily basis.
People from all walks of life choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. Many see volunteering as an opportunity to:
- Help others
- Meet new friends
- Gain new skills or utilize existing skills
- Adult volunteers are 18 years and older and serve in a variety of department throughout the hospital.
- Teen volunteers are 14 to 17 years old and are typically placed in specific areas of the hospital.
Placement depends on skills, interests and availability. Once a volunteer is placed, flexibility is appreciated to help PMC best meet patients’ needs.
Adult and teen volunteers are required to:
In key areas throughout Pikeville Medical Center, volunteers lend a helping hand to patients and visitors by providing hospitality, service and amenities that would not otherwise be available. Some of these areas include:
- Central Registration
- Community & Hospital Fundraising
- Departmental Piano Services
- Emergency Services
- Errand Services
- Hobe’s Grill
- ICU Waiting Area
- Information Desks
- Leonard Lawson Cancer Center
- Nursing Units
- Outpatient Surgery
- Spiritual Care
- Volunteer Services Department
PMC places high value in its volunteers and supplies everything needed to perform effectively including:
In addition, an annual banquet is held to recognize volunteers for their service.
Student Observation Opportunities:
PMC offers students the opportunity to observe a variety of areas in the hospital including:
Volunteer opportunities at Pikeville Medical Center are as diverse as the volunteers themselves. There’s a place just for you and your talents. To become a volunteer, fill out one of the online applications at the top of this tab; or call Dana Bishop, Director of Volunteer Services, at 606-218-3521.