Volunteer Services

The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has a thriving Volunteer Program that is service-based and dedicates hours to many of the departments within the hospital. Our volunteers are vital to our mission!

Opportunities are available for anyone 16 years of age and older. Duties range from administrative tasks, helping people find their way, greeting patients, visiting with patients, stocking supplies and family nourishment areas, registering people at community events, putting together informational packets for patients and families, providing comfort items to patients, preparing rooms for events, retrieving wheelchairs, distributing wristbands, and much more.

What do our volunteers get out of the program?

Some of the benefits include:

  • Networking, new friendships, and working with a great team of medical professionals!
  • Earning of volunteer service hours for school graduation requirements
  • Free on-site parking
  • Official volunteer shirt to wear in the medical center
  • Meal voucher for the medical center cafeteria when volunteering for more than 4 hours in a day
  • Volunteer appreciation events and gifts
  • Free flu shot every year
  • Participation in employee events and celebrations
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program, a free confidential counseling service designed to assist employees experiencing personal, professional or family problems

Interested in Joining Our Volunteer Team?

Are you interested in joining UM BWMC as a Volunteer? Please review the following resources to get started. Remember, you must be 16 years or older to volunteer.

Volunteer Programs

  • Adult Volunteer Program - This program is for adults able to commit a minimum of four (4) hours per week for at least six (6) months annually.

Student Volunteer Programs

Patient and Family Advisory Council

Have you or a family member been a patient here and have thoughts or suggestions? Are you a member of the local community who would like to be involved in shaping the future of our health care services? We are looking for patients, families or community members who would like to serve on our Patient and Family Advisory Council. Please consider volunteering with the Patient Advisory Council.

Contact Information

To contact the Volunteer and Patient Family Advisor Manager, Grant Dopheide, email grant.dopheide@umm.edu.