Approximately 250 local residents formally volunteer with the Singing River Health System hospital auxiliary volunteer program at Singing River Hospital, Ocean Springs Hospital and Hospice of Light. We also offer a Candy Striper and the Junior Medics Volunteer Program.
Singing River Health System Auxiliary Volunteers come from all walks of life. These caring and compassionate partners in care serve in many different areas, providing quality services to our patients, visitors, guests, and hospital staff. Volunteers are friendly, self-motivated and service minded, bringing an added dimension and personal touch to the experience of a hospital visit.
High quality volunteer service underscores every aspect of our Auxiliary Volunteer organization. Our main objectives:
- To provide compassionate, friendly service to patients, guests, and hospital staff
- To serve as “goodwill ambassadors” for Singing River Health System
- To support special projects and student scholarships
- To provide meaningful, well-organized and rewarding opportunities for service to our volunteers
Join the Auxiliary Team
Prospective Singing River Health System Auxiliary Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and in good physical and mental condition. Volunteers should be reliable and able to volunteer at least 4 hours per month. A completed application, interview, and background check are required, and selected candidates will complete orientation and training before being placed into service. All Auxiliary Volunteers are required to purchase a uniform smock.
Opportunities for Service
An extensive variety of service opportunities are available to Auxiliary Volunteers at both hospitals, including: Information / Reception Desks, Hospitality Services, Patient Services, Transportation / Escort, Deliveries, Gift Shop, Blood Center, Scholarships, Emergency Department, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Pediatrics, Cancer Center, Ocean Springs Imaging Center, Special Projects, and Hospital Functions.
Completed applications can be hand-delivered to either hospital at the Front Desk or mailed to:
At Singing River Health System, we love working with students as they serve their community by serving as hospital volunteers. Every summer we host a two month student volunteer program where eligible students may work alongside our staff performing non-clinical support functions in areas like:
- Employee health
- Nursing services
- Infection control
- Rehabilitation services
- Emergency room
- Business office
- Food and nutrition
Potential student volunteers (high school students age 15-18) must complete an application, be approved by our auxiliary coordinators and submit a TB blood test. Volunteers receive training and orientation and must be able to work at least ten scheduled hours per month in June and July.
The application process for summer student volunteers is now closed. Students interested in volunteering next summer should contact their high school Allied Health Education coordinator to apply for the 2018 program.
Want more information? Send us a message through our contact form.
Both Ocean Springs Hospital and Singing River Hospital auxiliaries award scholarships each year during the Spring semester. All entries and supporting documents must be submitted no later than April 1. Recipients of the scholarships will be notified by mail and phone in May.
Applications are made available each February.