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Veterans Visiting Veterans

They are no longer on active duty, but the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces deserve praise — and, if needed, a helping hand. Ways to salute our troops run the gamut, but the most impactful means if through expressions that cost only your time. At South Georgia Medical Center we are on a mission to launch a Vets Visiting Vets initiative where we find loyal Veterans who are vying to provide support to their fellow military personnel, active, retire, or veteran status, through sheer compassion. If you are a local Vet, are available to give 4 hours of your time, once a week, and are interested in helping us on this mission please contact us today at volunteer.services@sgmc.org

First Impressions

These placements are very high profile and provide a special meaning to our environment as we continue to strive to provide the best experience from the start. The placement of these areas requires a very customer service minded individual who adores working with and being in the public. When volunteering in these areas you provide an initial “first impression” to our patients and visitors and set the tone of service excellence that each patient and/or visitor should anticipate. 

Areas for Placement Include:

  • Main entrances 
  • Main lobby elevators 
  • Auxiliary Desk 
  • Transport/Wheelchair Recovery (requires CPR certification, upon which we will provide) 
  • Information Desk 
  • Gift Shop 
  • Courtesy Cart Transport (requires clean MVR)

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts Volunteers are a collective of individuals who have had firsthand experience or exposure to the challenges of heart-related illnesses. At our hospital, Mended Hearts is a bi-monthly support group open to anyone interested in heart disease, heart disease patients and their families, or one who supports another with heart disease. Volunteers in this program join the group to share stories of experience and partner with those who are working to overcome the impacts of their disease. Mended Hearts membership is required.

Pet Therapy

The hospital introduced the Pet Therapy program in 2003. Currently, we are seeking handlers and their friendly canines to join our initiative to provide service and care to patients seeking visits. Pet Therapy is believed to be a healing experience for patients. Visiting with animals can help people feel less lonely and depressed provide a refreshing change to the daily routine offer love and affection that some patients may miss from their own pet. 

To qualify the handler must provide proof of Pet Therapy Certification from a Nationally Recognized Organization. In addition there are other hospital related requirements that must be met. If qualified and interested please initiate an online application or contact us volunteer.services@sgmc.org

Pearlman Cancer Center

The Pearlman Cancer Center provides unique opportunity for Volunteer placement. Volunteer Services is open to discussing a specific interest with placements at Pearlman upon securing a screening appointment for consideration into the Auxiliary.