Looking for an opportunity to serve others? Become a South Central Volunteer.
Helping others is what we do best at South Central Regional Medical Center. Caring for all your friends and neighbors is a big job. You can help your community by just being you! We would love to have you on board as a Volunteer!
To become a South Central Volunteer or find out more information, please call our Volunteer Services Department at 601.426.4704 or click below to download a volunteer application.Download the Volunteer Application.
As a South Central volunteer you will have a choice in which area you wish to work. These areas include the Medical Center, ComfortCare Hospice, ComfortCare Nursing Center, the Children's Academy, or the Rehabilitation and Wellness Complex. Some volunteers choose to work in more than one area.
As a South Central Volunteer, you will also be able to choose among a variety of jobs:
- Delivering mail, flowers, and coffee to patients
- Greeting the public at the Medical Center information desk or Wellness Center
- Assisting families in waiting rooms
- Assisting with clerical duties in offices
- Answering the phone and assisting at nursing stations
- Sitting with Hospice patients
- Assisting with special activities such as crafts, games, birthday celebrations, holiday parties at ComfortCare Nursing Center
- Socialization with residents at ComfortCare Nursing Center and Jones County Rest Home
- Sharing your special skills and talents with others
- Assisting with children at the Children's Academy
These are only a small list of ways you can help when you become a South Central volunteer. Some jobs require special skills, but there are many areas that require nothing more than a big heart, a little time, and a willingness to learn.
Whether you can volunteer for an hour a week or for several hours a day, your time and efforts will enrich the lives of patients and will assist our visitors and staff. By choosing to volunteer your time and services at SCRMC, you are sure to receive that wonderful feeling one gets from helping others.
The volunteer team at South Central is growing every day because of the caring people in our community. Remember, volunteers make a difference and light the lives of others. One person can make a difference and every person should try.
SANDERS RECEIVES UNSUNG HERO AWARD
Charles Sanders, age 93, has volunteered for south Central Regional Medical Center for over two decades. Most of his retirement has been spent volunteering. Mr. Sanders was recognized for his 22 years of service as a South Central Volunteer by the Laurel Leader Call. He was honored as an Unsung Hero during a special event at the Laurel Train Depot, on Thursday, March 22, 2012.
He has averaged coming to the hospital three days a week for over 20 years. His jobs have included delivering the patient's mail, delivering the patient's flowers, delivering the newspapers, and recruiting new volunteers. He has recently decided to slow down a little, however, he still comes to the hospital one day a week to assist. He is a great recruiter for new volunteers. He always has a smile and a handshake for those he comes in contact with. Sanders said he hopes to be able to continue to be of service to others at SCRMC and encourages others to consider becoming a SCRMC volunteer, as well.
For information on becoming a volunteer for SCRMC, contact Bonnie Smith at 601-426-4704 or firstname.lastname@example.org.