Share the gift of time by joining University Medical Center Brackenridge's Volunteer family!
Regardless of your background, interests or talents, all ages come together to form dynamic team!
*Please note that our High School Volunteer Program is only available in the summer. Please refer to the UMCB Summer High School Volunteer link on our website for additional information.
Our focus... to serve the hospital...
The hope... to make a difference...
The benefit... being a part of a caring organization
The University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) has been an essential medical resource for the people of Austin and Central Texas, serving as the only Level One Trauma Center for adults in the region. UMCB is known for innovations, cutting-edge technology, academic medicine and education. Each of these contribute to advancing healthcare to the next level.
We offer volunteer opportunities in five key areas: Patient Services which includes the acute care floors, 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.)
*UNDER GRADUATE STUDENTS:
- New! Starting with the 2013 Fall Semester, a new process of accepting under-grad applications was instituted, where only the first 20 applications received would accepted, on the first day of class of a new semester. *(this change was needed to help manage the numerous under-grad applications received monthly and to enable students to have a semester to schedule their volunteer work.) The first day of class for the Summer Semester is June 6, 2014. Please be aware that we receive all 20 applications in the first few minutes.
- When filling out the online application, note on Roman Numeral I, “are you currently employed” indicate if you are an undergraduate student and which college or university you attend.
Next Steps For All Applicants:
*(bear in mind, this process takes time.)
- Complete volunteer application on line. (Included on this web site)
- Applications are reviewed and evaluated.
- At this point, for those selected to move forward, you’ll be asked to sign forms, agreeing to have a TX-DPS and a National Criminal Background Check run. If you chose not to do this we cannot move forward with your application.
- If approved, you will be invited to a personal interview.
- After the interviews, those chosen will be notified by email and invited to the next orientation. For those that do not hear back, your application did not go through.
- Seton policy requires a minimum time commitment of 6 months. Our volunteer shifts are 3 hours once a week.
Health Requirements For All Volunteers:
Immunization records: MMR- 2 measles/mumps and 1 rubella, to show you have had all the necessary immunizations. TB tests: if you have had a TB test in the last 12 months, please bring documentation to substantiate that. TB tests are 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 time. (* To expedite the Occupational Health process, please get your first TB test on your own. You will need to have the injection site read 48-72 hours after it is administered. If a second TB test is needed, a Seton nurse will need to administer it and read your injection site 48 - 72 after being administered.)
~Under-grad students are expected to get all their health requirements taken care of on their own, including TB tests and flu shots, during flu season.
~During flu season, flu shots are required of all volunteers. If you chose not to get a flu shot it’s suggested that you take a leave of absence during flu season.
Volunteers will need to purchase a uniform, and pay for the criminal background check processing fee. (Checks and cash only)
Criminal background check processing fee: $5.
You will also need an ID badge; this process will be explained at orientation.
Please email Tia McCurdy, Director Volunteer Services email@example.com with questions.