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Volunteer Opportunities at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena

Our volunteers serve in many capacities and are motivated by their desire to serve others. Their dedicated effort to provide direct assistance to patients, support paid staff members, and raise funds for medical equipment and renovation projects makes a direct impact on the quality of service at our hospital. By helping others, many volunteers find that they too benefit from personal growth and development.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, with typical time commitments ranging from a few hours per month to several days per week. A minimum commitment of one (1) shift per month in the service area of your choice is required; although volunteers may offer as many shifts as their schedules allow. A volunteer must commit to actively volunteer for a minimum total of thirty-six (36) hours per calendar year.

Volunteer Opportunities

Blood Drives: Volunteers help with blood drives in several areas, schedule appointments and assist the American Red Cross with registration and canteen services. We sponsor four blood drives a year.

Lobby Greeter: Lobby Greeters are recognized as the first point of contact for many customers of the Medical Center. They welcome customers to our facility and offer wheelchair assistance and/or escort services.

Information Services: Located in the main lobby of the hospital, these volunteers provide room numbers to patient visitors, directions to departments throughout the hospital & deliver mail to patient rooms.

The Gift Corner: The Gift Corner is primarily operated by volunteers. The shop is open seven days a week and utilizes volunteers with an aptitude in retail sales. All proceeds from the Gift Corner are donated to the Medical Center.

Surgical Lounge: Volunteers in this service provide comfort to family and friends of patients who are in surgery. Services include providing coffee, giving directions and when possible, finding the correct staff member to answer questions.

Surgical Escort & Aide: These volunteers transport surgical patients, in a wheelchair, to the front door for discharge.

Emergency Department Escort: Volunteers welcome customers to the Emergency Department and are flexible in assuming differing non-clinical roles as needed to provide optimum service. They direct patients & families to emergency care & help staff as requested.

Courtesy Van Transport: Volunteers provide transport service to anyone from the hospital parking area to and from the building entrance via a minivan.

Handcrafts: Knitted and crocheted caps and booties for newborns, handmade infant IV gowns, comfort pillows, dolls, puppets, toe-cast covers, lap robes, and afghans are just some of the items our volunteers make in their homes for the comfort of our patients.

Apply for a Volunteer Opportunity

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please apply for a volunteer opportunity. We'll work with you to find a volunteer service that fits both your interest and schedule.

Instructions: How to Apply for Volunteer Opportunities

Thelma Orr Memorial Scholarship Application

Thelma Orr was a Nursing Director at Alpena General Hospital, now known as MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena. Thelma Orr was recognized as founder of the Auxiliary at its inception in 1974. The Thelma Orr Memorial Scholarship is currently funded by the Auxiliary in Thelma’s memory as an expression of gratitude for Thelma’s efforts and dedication to the importance of volunteerism and passion for healthcare. Thelma Orr Scholarship details and application. For more information, contact Amanda Timm at (989) 356-7546 or

Contact Us

If you have further questions, please Amanda Timm at (989) 356-7546 or