Become a volunteer in Temple

Lend your hand and share your heart

Volunteers come from all walks of life, business professionals, homemakers, former patients, military personnel, retirees, college students and more. Our volunteers bring a variety of skills with them. We are very excited that you have an interest in becoming a volunteer with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple.

Volunteers expand their horizons and develop friendships with others interested in lending a hand. As a volunteer, you provide a valuable service to your community and have a chance to meet many interesting people. Baylor Scott & White volunteers make a positive impact on people's lives and are a vital part of the organization.

Volunteer opportunities

As members of the Baylor Scott & White team, volunteers give themselves a gift, too. Studies show that people who help others are healthier, happier people. Even if you have only a few hours to spare each week, volunteering can bring you added job skills and a good feeling about helping others. Some of our volunteers work directly with patients, while others provide invaluable assistance in support areas or special projects.

Available opportunities in the Temple area may include:

  • Cancer Treatment Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Information Desks
  • Gift Shop
  • Mended Hearts
  • Special Assignments

How to become a volunteer

Please apply online and Volunteer Services will contact you for the following steps.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must commit to serving at least six months for a minimum of three hours per week and 150 hours of service. College students seeking hours must commit to serving two consecutive semesters.

Application process

  • Complete a volunteer application form.
  • Participate in a personal interview with Volunteer Services Manager
  • Complete a background check
  • Health screening: TB (tuberculosis) test, drug and nicotine screening
  • Attend an orientation and training
  • Receive training for assigned area of service
  • Attend mandatory additional training/education yearly

Patient and family advisers

Have you or your family members received care at Baylor Scott & White within the last five years? Did you think there were things we could have done better? Do you have ideas about how to make sure others get the best care possible? You may have an additional opportunity to volunteer by becoming a patient and family adviser.

Learn more about becoming a patient and family adviser