Volunteer Opportunities

Area Location Information
ANNIE's Dining Room #1 Time: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm first Tuesday of the month

Description: Make arts and craft items. A bake sale and bazaar is held the first Fridays in May and November of each year. Make items for the gift cart.

BLOOD BANK Auditorium of the McLaren Flint  Time: Dates are set by the Red Cross several times/year.

Description: Help register donors and make blood packs, etc.

crafting at a table
COMFORT SEWERS Dining Room #1 Time: Hours 9:00 am to 12:00 pm every Friday.

Description: Make heart pillows for heart patients, walker caddies, chemo caps, hand puppets, adult bibs, stuffed animals, bibs and burp pads (for newborns), as well as red flannel blankets for the December babies. Much of the sewing is done at home. Workers are credited for hours they work at home.

volunteers doing crafts 
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT (ER) Tower 2  Time: Three (3) shifts available: 7:00 am to 11:00 am, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Description: Volunteers are stationed in the waiting room and work throughout the department, helping to facilitate patient flow through the system and increase patient satisfaction. Assist the staff by running errands, serving coffee, as well as providing blankets to patients.

ESCORT Patient Registration Center (1 Central) Time: Monday through Friday, two (2) shifts available: 7:00 am to 11:00 am or 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Description: Escort patients to the different departments for tests and/or surgeries. Must have a good sense of direction and be able to walk most of the shift.

volunteer at entrance 
FOOD & NUTRITION Cafeteria (Kitchen & Dining Room) on the ground floor  Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Description: Assisting with filling condiments, wiping off tabletops, breaking down trays, dish machine and other tasks as needed. No heavy lifting.  
(Special Things Gift Shop)
Lobby Hours: Monday through Friday, two (2) shifts available: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, One (1) shift available -- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Description: Wait on customers, operate cash register and debit/credit machine, complete payroll deduction forms and replace stock as needed. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. 

volunteers at gift shop 
(Mobile Gift Cart)
Special Things Gift Shop Time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am until finished

Description: Two volunteers take the cart stocked with merchandise from the Gift Shop to patients' rooms.

volunteers with mobile gift cart 
GREETER Lobby Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description: The primary task is that of a friendly greeter, representing the Medical Center. Responsibilities include: welcoming patients/visitors upon arrival, being resourceful and knowledgeable, providing basic assistance in directing and escorting the individuals to their destination within the Medical Center. Must be able to do considerable walking.

HEART & VASCULAR 2nd Floor North Time: Monday through Friday, Two (2) shifts available: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description: Work in the waiting room and at the desk in the department. Assist with registration of patients, visit and comfort patients/families and assist the staff and echo lab as needed. Some clerical work is required. 

Flint, MI 48532

Time: 9 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 5pm


Description: Greet guests, answer phones, computer assist guests and visitors, light housekeeping, etc.

INFORMATION DESK Front desk in Lobby Time: Monday through Friday, Two (2) shifts available: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Description: Greet and give visitors directions to all departments. Answer phones.

volunteer at info desk 
KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE OF FLINT 4100 Beecher Road Time: Monday through Friday. Hours are flexible. Morning or afternoon shifts.

Description: Provide clerical services and aid the staff as requested; serve soft drinks, stock supplies at coffee station, as well as supply pillows and blankets to patients receiving treatments; also visit with patients and visitors attempting to make them as comfortable as possible.

volunteer pouring coffee
1 South Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Description: Patient rounding, talking with patients, hold/rocking babies as needed, stocking, sending congratulation cards and other duties as needed.
MEDICAL LIBRARY 3 North Time: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Description: Look up and copy information for doctors, replace books, filing, mailing, and assisting staff as needed. 

volunteer at medical library 
G-4466 Bristol Rd.
 NRI at Bristol Place, Flint 
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday through Thursday. Description: Photocopying, putting new patient and marketing packets together, mailings and stuffing envelopes and other duties as needed.
PATIENT RELATIONS Throughout the Medical Center Time: Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm until finished

Description: The purpose of this service is to provide social/emotional support to patients and families while enhancing the satisfaction of the patients and family members. Works with the Chaplain/Administrative Liaison and Medical Center Nurse Managers.

PHYSCIAL THERAPY 1 North Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Thursdays.

Description: Copying, scanning and other office duties as needed. 

POSIE LADIES 401 S. Ballenger
(the building across the street from the Medical Center)
Time: the second and fourth Monday of each month, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Description: Make flower arrangements that are sold in the Special Things Gift Shop. Luncheons, Hospitality House, etc.

PRE ADMISSION TESTING Patient Service Center - 1 Central Time 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.

Description: Creating surgical packets, photocopying, filing, stuffing envelopes and miscellaneous duties as needed. 

PROGRESSIVE CARE UNIT (PCU)  6 Central Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Description: Take courtesy cart around to patient rooms, talk with patients, read to patients, and pass out water, snacks, magazines, lotions, blankets, etc. to patients. 

3230 Beecher Rd
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Description: Greet patients, assemble patient handouts, copying and assisting staff as needed. Must be a non-smoker. 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT / INFECTION CONTROL 1st Floor Central Time: Wednesday or Thursday (every other week), 10:00 am to 2:00 pm or 12:00 am to 4:00 pm

Description: Light filing, mailing, copying, laminating, and small office duties as needed.

RADIOLOGY 2nd Floor North Time: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Description: Greet, inform and communicate with patients in the waiting room, calm upset patients and see to their needs and comfort. Must be able to walk requests and envelopes to the workroom, nuclear medicine, etc. 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS As requested in various locations Description: Assist with special mailings, work with the staff as requested for special activities within the community that are sponsored by McLaren Flint. Complete Employee Payroll Deduction Forms as needed. 
TRAUMA SERVICES 2 Central 10 -- 15 hours per week. Hours are flexible.

Description: Imputing data (demographic collected data) into a web based system for trauma patients. Must be able to sit for moderate periods of time. Participate in community events. Volunteer needs basic knowledge with Word, email, etc.

SURGICAL LOUNGE 3rd Floor Central  Time: Monday through Friday, Two (2) shifts available: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Description: Assist Nurse Liaison with patient and families. Active participation encouraged.