Volunteer Opportunities

One of the nice things about volunteering is that it allows individuals to bring their own life experiences and special talents to their volunteer positions.

Meridian's goal is to match each volunteer's needs and interests with the position that is right for him or her. Opportunities are endless and vary from hospital to hospital.

Examples of Services Offered Throughout Meridian Health:

  • Clerical:Typing, copying, and answering phones in a number of departments.
  • Courier: Delivering inter-departmental mail and pharmacy orders.
  • Customer Relations: Visiting and assisting all patients, especially those who have infrequent guests.
  • Emergency Room: Assisting staff as needed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Gift Shop: Serving as salesperson, taking inventories, and wrapping gifts.
  • Information Desk: Providing general and patient information at the main desk.
  • Patient Comfort: Distributing water to patients, assisting in menu selections and feedings, and running errands.
  • Surgical Department: Comforting patients, assisting staff with clerical needs, and serving as a liaison between staff, family, and friends in waiting area.
  • Transportation: Taking patients by wheelchair through admitting and discharge procedures and to hospital testing areas.

In addition to Hospital-based volunteering, some of our volunteers choose to work in one of the Southern Ocean Medical Center Foundation’s Auxiliary thrift shops. These include the Boosters’ Auxiliary Bird Cage Gift Shop in the Hospital, the Holly Auxiliary’s Thrift Shop in Waretown, the Laurel Auxiliary’s “Second Time Around” Thrift Shop in Tuckerton, the “Old and New Shop” in Manahawkin, or the Sewing Group.