What is a Volunteer?

A Volunteer at Parkridge Medical Center is a special person who offers his or her time to help others. Our Volunteers are important because they provide many extra services that supplement the duties of the professional staff... services that add to the comfort, care and happiness of the patient.

What does a Volunteer get out of it?

We hope that by being a Volunteer, you will get a chance to:

  • Develop new interests
  • Make new friends
  • Grow in understanding
  • Use your many talents
  • And most of all, a chance to enjoy the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

Types of services Volunteers often perform

  • Deliver flowers
  • Deliver mail
  • Transport patients by wheelchair to other areas of the hospital
  • Assist patients in leaving the hospital at the time of discharge
  • Take patients to their rooms or to the lab upon admission
  • Clerical duties as requested by departments
  • Help at special hospital functions such as Health Fairs, Women's Programs, etc.
  • Any other duties requested that can be helpful to staff, patients and visitors

At Parkridge, our volunteers are members of the American Red Cross. The Chattanooga Chapter number is 265-3455.

We also have members of the Scenic City Friends volunteer to help with various programs we offer. The number for the local chapter is 493-6799.

For Volunteer Opportunites, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at:

Specific Opportunities:

American Red Cross
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., EST, Monday-Friday
Hamilton County Chapter

Welcome Desk Volunteers
Varies Sunday thorugh Saturday
Welcome and greet visitors. Give directions and escort as needed.