Share the gift of time by joining University Medical Center Brackenridge'sVolunteer family!
Regardless of your background, interests or talents, you can make a difference!
All ages come together to form dynamic team of volunteers.
(*Please note that our High School Volunteer Program is available in summer only. You may refer to the UMCB Summer High School Volunteer link on the website for additional information.)
The focus of our volunteer program is to serve the hospital,
the hope is to make a difference,
the benefit is being a part of a mission driven organization.
University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) has been an essential medical resource for the people of Austin and Central Texas for 125 years, serving as the only Level One Trauma Center for adults in the region.
UMCB is known for new innovations, cutting-edge technology, and academic medicine and education, all helping to take health care to the next level.
We offer volunteer opportunities in five key areas: Patient Services which includes the acute care floors, NICU (Neo-Natal Intensive Care), Mother and Baby, ICU (Intensive Care Unit), and ED (Emergency Department). Other service departments include; the Information Desk, Specialty Care Clinics, the Gift Shop and Sewing Room (Sewing Room Volunteers make items that benefit our patients, with emphasis on projects for the NICU, Mother and Baby, and patients with breast cancer.
Note: Undergraduate Students
1- When completing the application, under Roman Numeral I, “are you currently employed” please indicate if you are an undergraduate student and which college or university you attend.
2-Due to the high volume of under-grad student applications, we only accept the first 15 applications, received between the 1st and the 15th of each month. Any applications that don't fall under these restrictions will be notified by email and the applicant will need to reapply.
3-If selected, please bring an informal transcript.
- Complete the volunteer application on line. (Included in this web site)
- Agree to a 6 month commitment. (once a week for 3 hours)
- Consent to a Criminal Background Check. ($5 processing fee)
After your application is received:
Processing applications takes approximately 2 weeks. The applications are evaluated and if approved, a criminal background check is processed. If there are no concerns, you will then be invited to a personal interview, which takes place on the third week of each month on Wednesdays and Thursdays. (Interview appointment times will vary)
Those selected, will be invited to an orientation, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. There are no exceptions for the timing of these monthly orientations. Please bring to orientation, your health records (explained below)
Immunization records: MMR- 2 measles/mumps and 1 rubella to show you have had all the necessary immunizations.
Bring a current TB test. TB tests need to be done annually. If you have not had a TB test in the last 12 months, it will be necessary to have 2 over a period of 3 weeks. (Why: the first TB test is like a “wake up” call for your body, the second serves as the real marker.)
Please get your first TB skin test before-hand, which helps expedite the health-requirement process. If a second TB test is needed, a Seton nurse is required to administer and read your injection site 48 - 72 hours later.
Fees below, payment needs to be made by check or cash.
Criminal background check processing fee: $5.
You will also need an ID badge; this process will be explained at orientation.
Erica Otero- Pena, Volunteer Coordinator, will contact you to discuss scheduling and training. Please wait for Erica to contact you.