Hello and welcome to McLaren Bay Region, how may I help you?  This may be how you are acknowledged by a volunteer once you walk through the doors of the hospital.  It is our expectation that our volunteers, patients and visitors feel welcomed, comfortable, and safe at our facilities.  Being one of our 200+ volunteers plays an essential role in helping McLaren Bay Region succeed.   

The volunteer program at McLaren Bay Region provides a rewarding experience for community members and students 15 years of age or older (persons under 17 years of age must have a working permit). Volunteers support: Gift Shop East and West Campuses, Administration, blood drives, the Chapel, Patient Access, Emergency Department, Ambulatory Surgery, Medical Library, Information Desk, Surgery Lounges, Courtesy Van Drivers, Ladies Auxiliary, Pre-procedure Holding, Graduate Medical Education, special projects, Bay Heart & Vascular, Marketing and Public Relations, Cardiac Rehab, Foundation Office, McLaren Bay Special Care, Women's Health, Rehabilitative Services, Human Resources, Employee Occupational Health Services, Diagnostic Imaging, Patient Accounts, Sleep Center popcorn sales, and more.

In order to attract and retain the best volunteers for McLaren Bay, we try to match talents and skills to areas of need. Volunteer opportunities encompass every aspect of a hospitalization or a visit to the Hospital to see a friend or have a diagnostic procedure. Volunteers may greet you at the door, assist you to your room, prepare you for the surgical team, deliver patient mail while you are hospitalized, sell flowers or gifts in the Gift Shop, and escort you to the door upon discharge.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Giving back to your community 
  • Developing a social network of like-minded community members 
  • Complimentary influenza vaccination and tuberculosis (TB) testing 
  • Complimentary meal ticket in the Hospital cafeteria on days when you serve four or more hours 
  • Discount at the McLaren Bay Region Pharmacy 

Click here to become a Volunteer