The Maury Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is a service organization chartered by the American Hospital Association. Its purpose is to provide a group of trained volunteers to assist in designated areas within the medical center.
The group was organized several months before the first patient was admitted in December 1953 and there have been volunteers on duty ever since. The group began with an impressive 127 charter members and now has 400 volunteers who give freely of their time and talents by serving in 28 service areas throughout the medical center.
The Auxiliary funds special requests from various departments
of the medical center through membership dues, fund-raising
activities, and revenues generated from the operation
of the Gift Shop and Java
What is required?
Complete an application
Schedule an interview
Complete a background check and drug screen
Commit to eight or more volunteer hours per month (one year commitment of 100 hours a year)
Pay annual membership dues of $5
Purchase a uniform ($12-$35)
Complete orientation and training for the service area
provide free shuttle transportation to any building or parking area
on the medical center campus. The shuttle runs Monday through Friday from
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and makes regular stops in front of all major
entrances. The driver may be contacted by dialing 931.698.5928.
Patient and Family
This council is comprised of
medical center staff and former patients, or caregivers of former patients. Its purpose is to
serve in an advisory capacity to assist Maury Regional as we strive to achieve
extraordinary outcomes and to constantly improve our clinical excellence and
compassionate care. To learn more, click
Compassionate Hearts is a program designed to support the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients and their family members. Volunteer Services will coordinate and train volunteers to work with members of nursing, pastoral care and social services staff. These volunteers will visit critically ill patients who have no local family and friends and provide respite to family members who need to leave a patient's bedside. For more information about the program or becoming a volunteer, please contact Volunteer Services at 931.380.4047.
MASH Student Program
The Maury Academy for Students in Health (MASH) Program is a two-week health careers summer camp (held in June) for high school students interested in learning about health professions. Exposure to different areas of medicine and health-related professions is an integral part of the MASH experience. Students interact with experts such as physicians, registered nurses, medical technologists, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists and pharmacists. During the program, students learn about physical assessment, casting, suturing, medical terminology and much more. Considerations will be made for those interested in job shadowing after the program. Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year in high school, have completed one biology class, demonstrate scholastic ability and critical thinking skills and provide recommendations from school personnel. Students must also attend an interview as part of the application process.
Applications will be accepted during the months of January and February for the program that will be held in June at Maury Regional Medical Center. During that time, applications will be posted online.
The Junior Volunteer program is open to those age 15 and older who have completed their freshman year of high school. Students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average. Those under the age of 18 must have approval of their parent or guardian. Each junior volunteer must commit to serve at least 100 hours each year.
Junior volunteers may be assigned to work in a variety of areas including patient care areas, nursing stations, information desks, registration areas and the Auxiliary Gift Shop. To learn more about the Junior Volunteer program, contact Volunteer Services at 931.380.4047.
The purpose of this program is to provide appropriate, soothing music to our patients and visitors in an effort to help ease their stress and anxiety. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for those with a musical talent they would like to share, including those who work, but only have a limited time in which to offer their services. Hours can be very flexible.
Pet visits brighten the stay of patients in our care. Studies have shown that physical contact with a pet can lower anxiety, reduce high blood pressure and, in some cases, cause the release of endorphins--chemicals in the body that help to reduce the pain response. Only certified pet handlers and their animals may apply for this program. For more information about becoming a volunteer or arranging a pet visit, please contact Volunteer Services at 931.380.4047.