McLaren Macomb
Volunteer Information

Volunteering at McLaren Macomb

Every day, the treatment that our doctors and nurses deliver is nothing short of miraculous, and their efforts are enhanced through contributions from caring people just like you. Whether you want to gain personal fulfillment through helping others or you just want to stay busy, volunteering is a way to enrich your life. As a McLaren Macomb volunteer, you are a valued member of the team. 

We welcome you to come and share your gift of time and talent and make some new friends too.

Our goal at McLaren Macomb is to recruit and retain volunteers who are dedicated, motivated and conscientious and who will commit to our values and mission.

McLaren Macomb has approximately 300 volunteers working in 50 different volunteer positions. All volunteers belong to the Volunteer Guild of McLaren Macomb, whose primary concern is for the well-being of our patients.

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What do volunteers do?

Below are just a few of the important tasks that a volunteer can do:

  • Greet our patients with a smile and escort them to their destination
  • Get a blanket for a patient who is feeling cold
  • Visit our patients and offer them some "comfort care" items
  • Comfort family members
  • Support our staff by performing various clerical duties

Where do they usually volunteer?

  • Emergency Room
  • Surgical Lounges
  • Nursing Units
  • Welcome Desks
  • Transportation
  • Perks Cafe' (Coffee Shop)
  • Gift Shop
  • Spiritual Care

and more...

What are the general requirements?

  • Adult Volunteer 18 years or older
  • Available to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per week
  • Able to commit to one year of volunteering
  • Attend orientations and training
  • Pass a background check

Are there college student opportunities?

Yes! The college student must exhibit an interest in the healthcare field. The program is active during the summer months and students may have the opportunity to volunteer during school breaks as well.

Apply to Volunteer - Over 18 only

Volunteer Services
McLaren Macomb
Office (586) 493-8174

To volunteer please contact the Volunteer Services Office for more information.

  • Application is processed once the application and references are received. If it is determined that McLaren Macomb is able to match your interests, skills and availability with our volunteer needs, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with the Supervisor of Volunteer Services.
  • During the interview, the Volunteer Supervisor will discuss the candidate's motivation, past work and volunteer experience and area(s) of interest. A possible placement will be discussed.
  • All volunteers are required to attend a New Employee Orientation and the Volunteer Services Department orientation which is typically held the first or second Monday of the month.
  • All volunteers are required to have a TB (tuberculin) test prior to beginning their volunteer assignment. (free of charge).

The Volunteer Guild at McLaren Macomb

The Guild was formed in 1955 by the original group of the hospital's volunteers and continues today to provide structure for volunteers. All volunteers belong to the Volunteer Guild of McLaren Macomb, whose primary concern is for the well-being of our patients.

The Guild's mission statement is: "To reach out into the community in partnership with the hospital, to improve the health of the people we serve through fundraising and volunteer service."

The Volunteer Guild sponsors many fundraising events. In additional to funding specific medical items and projects for the hospital, the Guild has been known to sponsor various community and international outreach endeavors. To date, the Guild has raised over $3 million for the hospital.

Once you become a part of the McLaren Macomb volunteer team and you'd like to get a little more involved, Guild Meetings are held once a month September to May. Why not plan on joining us for an enjoyable afternoon? Meet your fellow volunteers, listen to an informative speaker and enjoy some refreshments.

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