Volunteers carry out many important roles and are highly valued members of the hospital community. As a volunteer, you help to enhance patient care by assisting staff, patients and their families in accordance with the mission of Forrest General: To provide high quality health services accessible and available to the residents of South Mississippi.
Whether you're a retiree wanting to give back to the community, a student hoping to fulfill a service requirement or you simply desire to help others during your free time, there's a wide array of opportunities for volunteering at Forrest General.
Because of the nature of care Forrest General provides, all volunteers are carefully screened. To begin this process, volunteers must submit an application, complete documentation for a background check, and be fingerprinted.
A TB (tuberculosis) skin test will be administered, or current results will be required. Volunteers will interview individually with a Volunteer Services representative and attend orientation before being assigned to their areas of interest.
Forrest General volunteers help in almost every department within the hospital. There are direct and indirect ways to participate in patient care. From interacting directly with patients to performing clerical duties, volunteers work in many ways to deliver the highest quality care possible.
In addition to helping others, volunteers have the opportunity to meet new friends and achieve a sense of accomplishment by learning new skills. When you help someone in need, you receive many personal rewards. Forrest General Hospital offers several additional benefits for adult volunteers:
- Complimentary meal when working
- Convenient parking
- Free yearly flu vaccination
- Complimentary turkey during the holiday season
- Invitations to the hospital's special events
- Volunteer service awards
- References for school or employment
From time to time, the hospital has special events and projects that require a little extra help. If you are looking for a one-time service project, Forrest General may be the place for you.
To find out more about the volunteer program, contact Volunteer Services at 601-288-4449 or send an e-mail.
Adult Volunteer Program
It takes special people to freely give their valuable time and talents to help others. Forrest General volunteers are caring, dedicated and committed. Through their meaningful activities, our volunteers help further the objectives of the hospital and provide the best possible support and comfort to our patients, their families and visitors.
Volunteer Services Application