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Volunteer Services

Medical Center Health System (MCHS) is proud of the Volunteer team that works at Medical Center Hospital and the MCHS clinics. These volunteers greet visitors, escort visitors to their destination, check on patients in their rooms, pop popcorn, assist staff in various departments and help with special events. The MCHS volunteers have donated more than six million hours of time over the last 60 years. In addition to sharing their time, the MCHS Auxiliary has donated millions of dollars to MCHS over the years to fund needed equipment and services.


Transported 932 patients


Answered 8,118 telephone calls


Assisted and walked 5,676 guests and visitors to their destination


Provided information to visitors 22,623 times


Popped and served 21,754 bags of fresh, hot popcorn

Provided 211 families lodging services at MCHS Friendship Home
from 272 Texas towns, 40 states and 4 other countries

Volunteer Opportunities Include

  • Ambassadors

    Greeters, welcoming the public and guiding public to destinations

  • A Tu Salud (To Your Health)

    A Tu Salud (To Your Health) is an outreach and educational program for the Hispanic community. Monthly talks are presented in Spanish.

  • Caring Paws

    Visit and help patients by providing unique patient experiences. Trained and certified dogs and their owner interact one-on-one with patients and their families.

  • Friendship Home Angels

    Help us provide a “home away from home” with a wide spectrum of services to families staying at the Friendship Home.

  • ICARE Hospitality Cart

    Greet, assist, escort hospital guests and offer them complimentary items, located on the ICARE Hospitality Cart.

  • KnowMe2

    Get to know the patients, get to know the families by visiting one-on-one with patients.

  • Odessa, Texas Farmers Market

    Promotes health and wellness at the only healthcare sponsored farmers market in the Permian Basin. June – October, 2nd Saturday, 9am – 12pm

  • Popcorn/Refreshment

    Assist with making delicious popcorn for the public along with selling other refreshment items.

  • Special Events

    Help with health fairs, walks, marathons, food bank, lecture series, dance for health events and many other community-wide special events throughout the year.

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