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become a Volunteer at Haywood Regional Medical Center!

Volunteers are a vital part of Haywood Regional Medical Center.
Some of our volunteers work directly with patients, while others provide invaluable assistance in support areas or with special projects.

Volunteer Opportunities

Haywood Regional Medical Center welcomes anyone in our community who wishes to volunteer their time and skills to support our mission and goals.

Connecting through volunteering is a powerful tool for bringing people together and solving many of the problems that face our communities. Opportunities are available throughout Haywood Regional Medical Center.

How do I become a volunteer?

Applicants are asked to complete a volunteer application, interview, and orientation before accepting an assignment.

What will I be doing as a volunteer?

Applicants' interests and schedules are matched with the needs of the various departmental requests for help. 

  • Hospice: Volunteers are needed for office work, the Lifeline Program, and to support patients and family members in the hospice program.
  • Clerical Support: A volunteer commits to one or more mornings a week to offer assistance with copying, collating, filing and other clerical tasks. The volunteer is assigned to a specific department.
  • The Medication Assistance Program provides volunteers to work with designated staff in assisting patients with the acquisition of prescribed medications free of charge directly from drug companies. Volunteers will help organize and fill out all necessary paperwork to process requests from patients who are unable to pay for needed medications prescribed by their physician. The volunteers will also follow-up with patients to learn outcomes concerning the medications the patients receive.
  • The Comfort Quilts Program welcomes quilters who wish to help children by crafting one quilt per month to be given to a young patient who has come to the hospital for a procedure, one who has had multiple hospitalizations due to chronic illness such as asthma, or has a life limiting disease. Special quilts are also given to a mother whose baby could not be carried to term. Quilting is done at home.
  • The Baby Cap Program provides each newborn with a knitted cap before leaving the hospital. Volunteers knit the baby caps at home.

Become a Hospital Volunteer

Haywood Regional Medical Center is seeking volunteers aged 21 and up for ongoing support at the hospital, outpatient care center and The Homestead. Volunteering for Haywood Regional will offer you an opportunity to utilize your special talents, learn new skills, and make new friends.

Work Areas

A few of the areas our Volunteers can choose to work include:

  • Emergency Department
  • Information Desk- Main Lobby
  • Patient Escort
  • Library Cart
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • The Homestead (Hospice)
  • Schedule

You can volunteer as many days of the week as you choose, mornings or afternoons. Most shifts are four hours each. The only requirement is completion of forty hours per year.

Hospital Auxiliary Organization Work

Our Hospital’s Auxiliary Organization also provides opportunities for volunteers.

Auxiliary volunteer activities include:

  • The Auxiliary Gift Shop
  • On-site fundraising such as book fairs and linen sales

The Hospital’s Auxiliary Organization raises money for worthwhile causes in Haywood County such as Haywood Community College Scholarships, Power of Pink (cancer), and Haywood Healthcare Foundation.

Benefits go beyond being a part of a team effort that provides quality health care with compassion. Volunteers also receive:

* Discounts in some areas of the health system including the Cafe
* Inclusion in hospital-sponsored activities and celebrations
* Annual flu shot
* Annual appreciation luncheon sponsored by the hospital

For volunteer information and to Apply:  

Call 828.452.8301 (M-F 8-4:30), stop in at the information desk in the hospital lobby, or send an email to If specifically interested in becoming a hospice volunteer, call Eric Mills at 828.452.5039.

We are very grateful to all our volunteers who donate their time, energy, talent, and support. Our volunteers add that special 'touch' which contributes greatly to the well-being of our patients and their families. We would be honored to welcome you as part of our caring team.

Haywood Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, is located in Haywood County and offers a comprehensive array of services, including orthopedics, spine services, cardiology, general surgery, women's care, emergency medicine, behavioral health, and includes 12 multi-specialty physician clinics. The campus, located in Clyde, is also home to the 54,000 square foot Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center, the 44,000 square foot Haywood Regional Outpatient Care Center (includes the outpatient surgery center, laboratory, imaging center including women's imaging and physician practices) and nearby, The Homestead, an inpatient hospice facility. Haywood Regional Medical Center also operates two urgent care centers in the county, in Waynesville and Canton.  For more information, visit

If you would like more information about any of these programs or would like to volunteer, please contact:

Albre Edwards - Hospice Volunteer Coordinator [Interim]: (828) 452-5039
Kim Jackson - Hospital Volunteer Coordinator: (828) 452-8209

Meet Our Volunteer Board


Amy Medford, a student volunteer shares,
“Volunteering at the hospital allows me to give back to the community which has given me so much. From working with staff, patients, and other volunteers, I have gained many meaningful relationships and lasting memories.”

Diane Hooper agrees,
“I enjoy volunteering, to see the faces of patients when I go to get them when they’re discharged. They love the care, they love the hospital and the nurses and staff. I love volunteering – giving back is awesome!"