Volunteering at Brenham

Each year volunteers at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Brenham donate approximately 10,000 hours of service.

The volunteers bring a myriad of gifts and talent with them. They can be found throughout the facility—from the front information desk to enhancing patient care, delivering beverages and reading material to clerical assistance in the business and other offices. Volunteers in Brenham range from retirees to teenagers and can volunteer as many hours that will suit their personal schedule.

Volunteers expand their horizons and develop camaraderie with others who share a common interest in helping others. There are as many reasons for volunteering as there are people who volunteer.

By volunteering, you will:

  • Meet people
  • Contribute to the community
  • Develop new skills or maintain existing skills
  • Explore career possibilities
  • Have fun!

In addition to their volunteer hours, the Brenham volunteers staff the gift shop and conduct fundraisers throughout the year. Profits from these are used to purchase much needed non-budgeted items for the hospital and for local scholarships.

How to become a volunteer

Volunteers serve patients, visitors and staff in a variety of ways. For example, they staff the hospitality cart, serving light refreshments to patients, man the hospital gift shop, staff the information desk and provide clerical assistance to staff. There are also many other types of opportunities to volunteer with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Brenham. Volunteers of all ages, including teenagers, are welcome!

Application process

Note: Adult applications cannot be filled out by those who are currently enrolled in high school or college courses.

  • Complete a volunteer application form
  • Complete an interview
  • Complete a health screening—A parent must be present for any Junior volunteers. Junior volunteers must also provide proof of the following immunizations:
    • Proof of two MMR vaccines or positive MMR titers
    • Proof of two Varicella vaccines or positive Varicella titers
    • Proof of three HBV vaccines or positive HBV titers
    • TDAP within 10 years
    • TB test within one year
    • Flu shot (during flu season—October through March)
  • Attend an orientation
  • Purchase a volunteer shirt or smock
  • Receive training for assigned area of service