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Volunteer Services at MUSC Health

Volunteer Toni and Hollings Cancer Center Patient 

At MUSC Health we value our volunteers. Our volunteers are an important part of our Care Team. Volunteers serve in a variety of roles from providing directions, to companionship for our patients, to support for our clinical team, to assisting hospital staff with administrative tasks. Our dedicated and compassionate volunteers help fulfill our mission of providing the best quality healthcare for the patients and families we serve.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MUSC Health.


We will be accepting applications the first week of the following months:

Spring 2019 Application Dates

  • January 7 through 11
  • February 4 through 8
  • March 4 through 8
  • April 1 through 5


Upcoming Orientations 

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Learn About Our Programs

Candy Stripers Program
Provide positive, energetic students who are possibly interested in health care with an environment and an opportunity to learn, help others, build friendships, and give back.

Women's & Children's Program
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to adults and students over the age of 16 at our hospital.

Pet Therapy Program
Certified therapy dogs and their handlers are available to visit patients various times during the week.

Palliative Care Program
Palliative care is special treatment for patients suffering from a serious illness. Palliative care providers work with your doctor to ease symptoms and suffering and to improve quality of life.

Patient and Family Advisory Program (PFAC)
The Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFAC) are a partnership of family representatives and hospital staff members working together to meet the needs of patients and families.

Coastal Connections Program
Coastal Connections is a free, volunteer-based program that connects qualified patients in MUSC Health's hospitals and outpatient locations to local resources.

We Are Always In Need of the Following Volunteers:

Information Desk

We need volunteers to greet and welcome patients to MUSC Health. We have availability at our multiple information desks within our downtown campus and our East Cooper Medical Pavilion in Mount Pleasant. 

Volunteer Requirements

Our Application Process

We spend a lot of time developing the new volunteers and therefore, we only bring on new volunteers during certain times of the year. See application acceptance dates and orientation dates above. Upon receipt of your application, you should be contacted within five to seven days. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the completion of our on-boarding requirements. 

Please note that our program does not provide the opportunity to shadow physicians, nurses, or other health care providers, nor do we allow volunteers to perform any sort of medical procedures. Get more information on job shadowing opportunities.

We provide volunteers training and ongoing support. New volunteers are required to complete general orientation. In addition to your overall orientation you will receive an orientation and training in your particular area of service.

  • Commit to a minimum of one three to four hour shift per week on the same day at the same time.
  • Fulfill a minimum of 100 volunteer hours per year.
  • Recovery and Trauma volunteers must be at least age 21, and have HEP-B documentation.
  • Prospective volunteers must complete a health screening, background check, and formal orientation to MUSC Health's policies and procedures, as well as orientation to the assigned unit.
  • Complete application, criminal background check, interview, pre-placement health screening, general orientation, and orientation to selected volunteer area.