• Photo of Popcorn Service Volunteers raising funds to support the Heart and Vascular Center.

    Heart Patients Benefiting From Popcorn Sales

    “We believe the new Heart and Vascular Center will be a great addition for the members of our community and our own families.”

  • Bob LaFontaine and Gladwin Volunteers

    Picking Up the Baton His Wife Left Behind

    "I love every minute I spend volunteering."

  • Clare Gift Shop Volunteers

    Finding Their ‘New Normal’ Through Volunteering

    "You’ll be amazed at how good you will feel."

  • Phil and Norva Taylor - Volunteers at Medical Center - Gratiot

    Volunteering to Stay Active in the Community

    “We wanted to be out and about in the public and still be able to see people we knew.”

  • Photo of Bob Reid - Volunteer at Medical Center - Midland.

    Volunteering to Stay Active in His Community

    “I enjoy everyone at the facility and they seem to enjoy me.”

Volunteer Opportunities at MidMichigan Health

Volunteers are a valuable asset to MidMichigan Health. The presence and the assistance they provide enhances the quality of care we offer our patients and families. There are a variety of areas where volunteers can serve, and we are always seeking new areas of assistance. If you have a desire to help, we have a place for you.

We're proud of our more than 600 volunteers and the services they provide. If you decide to join us, you'll be a valued member of our health care team.

  • Our team of volunteers consists of men, women, teens, and college students with a variety of backgrounds.
  • We look for the following qualifications in our volunteers
    • Empathy for all who enter our facilities
    • Helpful demeanor
    • Caring attitude
    • Respect for confidentiality
  • Our volunteers receive many benefits
    • Free Meal during volunteer hours
    • Invitations to recognition events and activities
    • Invitations to special MidMichigan Health events
    • The opportunity to build lasting friendships

Volunteer Programs

There are several volunteer programs available, as well as numerous areas to volunteer at our Medical Centers.

  • General Volunteers - Any adult interested in giving back to their community can volunteer. There are a variety of areas in which to serve.
  • College Student Volunteers - The college student program provides students the opportunity for volunteers experiences in a medical center setting.
  • Teen Volunteers - The teen student program provides students the opportunity for volunteers experiences in a medical center setting.

Program Requirements

  • General Volunteers
    • Must be over the age of 18 and a high school graduate
    • Willing to commit to a minimum of 6 months
    • Complete the General Volunteer application
      • After your application is received you will be contacted about scheduling an interview, background check, TB testing, and orientation.
  • College Student Volunteers
    • Must be enrolled in college
    • Hours required - One-two to four hour shift per week for at duration of the session.
    • Sessions may vary by location
    • Must be willing to commit to session requirements regarding program duration and frequency
    • Complete the General Volunteer application
      • After your application is received you will be contacted about scheduling an interview, background check, TB testing, and orientation.
  • Teen Volunteers
    • Must be over the age of 14 and a current high school student and willing to commit session requirements.
    • Requirements may vary by location
    • Parental consent is required
    • Complete the Teen Volunteer application
      • After your application is received you will be contacted about scheduling an interview, background check, TB testing, and orientation.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our medical center campus volunteer positions have some similarities at each site. Some of those include the use of volunteers for the following services:

  • Gift Shops: each of our medical centers has a gift shop which is wholly staffed and run by volunteers.
  • Reception Services: at all our medical centers volunteers are involved with the greeting, assistance and guidance of our patients and visitors
  • Patient Services: each medical center utilizes volunteers to enhance the patient experience in various areas.

General Volunteer opportunities are available at:

  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Mt. Pleasant
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch

College Student Volunteer opportunities are available at:

  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Mt. Pleasant

Teen Volunteer opportunities are available at:

  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena
  • MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland

For specific service area opportunities, please contact the appropriate team member.

Meet Our Team

MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland
Photo of Amanda Timm, volunteer services manager at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena.Amanda Timm
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (989) 356-7546
amanda.timm@midmichigan.org
Photo of Diana Brookens, volunteer services manager at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland.Diana Brookens
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (989) 839-3340
diana.brookens@midmichigan.org
MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare MidMichigan Medical Center - Mt. Pleasant
Photo of Caylyn Boadway, volunteer coordinator at MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare.Caylyn Boadway
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: (989) 802-5102
caylyn.boadway@midmichigan.org
Photo of Anna Parker-McDonald, volunteer Services Manager for MidMichigan Medical Centers Gratiot & Mt. Pleasant.Anna Parker-McDonald
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone (989) 466-7118
anna.parker-mcdonald@midmichigan.org
MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch
Photo of Jo Sommers, volunteer services coordinator for MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin.Jo Sommers
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: (989) 246-6209
jo.sommers@midmichigan.org
Photo of ShaLinda Brandon, volunteer services coordinator for MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch.ShaLinda Brandon
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: (989) 343-1792
shalinda.brandon@midmichigan.org
MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot MidMichigan Home Care

Photo of Anna Parker-McDonald, volunteer Services Manager for MidMichigan Medical Centers Gratiot & Mt. PleasantAnna Parker-McDonald
Volunteer Services Manager
Phone: (989) 466-7118
anna.parker-mcdonald@midmichigan.org

Cindy Lutz
Volunteer Supervisor
Phone: (989) 633-1467
cindy.lutz@midmichigan.org

*Volunteer Services is not able to offer hours towards clinical experience, job shadowing, internship or court-appointed community service. Please reach out to the Workforce Development office at 989-839-1307, if you are looking for hours for one of these purposes.

Become a Volunteer

Invest in the lives of others and your community by volunteering at MidMichigan Health.

General Application

Teen Application*

Home Care Application

*Students who are over the age of 14 and a current high school student.