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Volunteer Services

We are fortunate to have a family of volunteers with a wide range of talents and experience.

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Picture Yourself as a Volunteer

Phone: 865-373-1064

Parkwest and Peninsula strive for excellence where every healthcare employee wants to work, every physician wants to practice, and every community member wants to receive care. We also want to be the place where our community members want to donate their time to give back to our community.

We are fortunate to have a family of volunteers with a wide range of talents and experience. Whether they are greeting visitors, escorting patients, comforting a family in time of need or helping in the gift shop, our volunteers are known for their dedication. Our volunteers enhance the work of our clinical staff and our patient support team in order to make our patients more comfortable.

Read more about our Hot Jobs here! These are our immediate needs for adult volunteers.

Parkwest Volunteer Opportunities (PDF)

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers work throughout our facility in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Surgery Waiting welcome/check-in
  • Lobby Greeter/Information Desk
  • Procedural Care Unit Waiting welcome/check-in
  • Critical Care Waiting Area
  • Food Services
  • Registration
  • Lost and Found
  • H.A.B.I.T.: opportunities available for certified H.A.B.I.T. dogs and parents to visit with employees at Parkwest and patients at Peninsula.
  • Materials Management


We require our volunteers to:

  • Undergo a successful background check
  • Complete the online application
  • Receive required vaccinations, or provide appropriate exemption materials
  • Commit to working at least one 4-hour shift a week, and commit to at least 6 months of service
  • Complete annual education sessions to stay up-to-date on hospital guidelines and regulations

Benefits of Volunteering

There are proven emotional and psychological benefits to volunteering. But, at Parkwest, we’re also happy to offer our active volunteers:

  • A meal voucher for the Bistro on the day you volunteer.
  • Free valet parking
  • Discounts in the gift shop.
  • Participation in annual recognition and holiday luncheons
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