McLaren Health Care
Volunteer - McLaren Bay Region or Bay Special Care

Make a Difference.

Be a McLaren Bay Region Hospital Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in joining the volunteer team at McLaren Bay Region!  Our staff is delighted to work alongside such committed people who support McLaren Bay Region through volunteerism.  The McLaren volunteer program is an amazing asset to both our McLaren Team, the Great Lakes Bay Region, and beyond – enhancing the patient experience and supporting the many different areas of the hospital!  One of the greatest gifts that you can ever give to your community is your time.  You are admired for considering sharing yours with us.

The Volunteer Services program is part of McLaren Bay Medical Foundation.

What does that mean?  Charitable monetary gifts to help our hospital grow and thrive are all managed by the Foundation.  It’s only fair to say that the gift of time is equally as valuable to us, so volunteer services is a perfect match for the Foundation.  It is our goal to keep you in the loop when it comes to ways you can support your local hospital, and help you make the biggest impact as a volunteer.  We are here to help McLaren Bay Region in its mission of improving the health of our communities – and we are so glad you’ve chosen to join us.

Here are some of the possible ways you can help as a volunteer:

  • Greet patients and visitors at the door
  • Assist patients to their room
  • Office work, such as sorting, filing and collating
  • Deliver mail to patients while hospitalized
  • Assist customers in the Gift Shop
  • Escort patients to the door upon discharge
  • Offer patients a complimentary book or personal care item from the Comfort Cart
  • Help out at the Helen M Nickless Volunteer Clinic, a Wednesday evening free clinic available to the uninsured
  • Many more opportunities to be identified…

Most volunteers can plan for 3-4 weeks from the completion of their application before they get to dive into service.  Onboarding our volunteers ensures that each and every person is well prepared for service at McLaren Bay Region.

Items that need to be completed prior to volunteer service beginning:

  • Background check
  • TB Test covered and provided by McLaren Occupational Health
  • Flu shot covered and provided by McLaren Employee Health (October – April.) If you already have had annual flu shot, you will be asked to provide documentation.
  • Covid vaccine (documentation required)
  • Orientation (3-4 hours in person, or available online)         

Did you know that volunteering is proven to help people find purpose, improve their physical health and emotional well-being, and make lifetime connections? We know that sounds like an awesome bonus to serving your community, and we are excited to get you started!

Thank you for your interest in McLaren Bay Region. We look forward to your helping our organization! If you need more information about volunteering at McLaren Bay Region, please contact the Jessica at (989) 895-4727 or email