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Handbook
Volunteer Testimonials
Emergency Preparation Plans
Training Checklists

Handbook
Find everything you need to know about being a volunteer at Houston Methodist. Whether it's patient interactions, safety procedures or the correct uniform, the Houston Methodist Volunteer Handbook helps you and the patients get the most out of your volunteer experience.

Volunteer Testimonials
Margie Danvers- Information Desk and Archives Volunteer
I have been a volunteer at Houston Methodist Hospital for 55 years. I'm an active member of both Auxiliary and Service Corps. Presently, I am Chairman of Patient Information, working at the Dunn 2 Information Desk. I began working Information in the early 80's when computers came into use. I also wrote a news letter and conducted tours to mostly high school students from around the state, all of which gave me vast knowledge in the growth of Methodist. This led to my being asked to help in the Archives where I help after working at the information desk.

I take such great pride in being able to be a volunteer at one of the "Best Hospitals" in the country and internationally.  Volunteer dedication and dependability will give you great satisfaction in your life. Houston Methodist Hospital is "my thing". 

Jerry Webb- Guest Express Driver
The Guest Express assignment kicked off service in February, 2012, and I was fortunate to be one of the first drivers. Driving the Guest Express cart is so rewarding on many levels.  To see the patient/visitor's expression when they realize they don't have to walk is really nice.  There are so many patient/visitors to Houston Methodist that truly have a difficult time navigating the huge complex.  At the end of the day, as a driver, you feel very blessed helping others, and that you have your health and are able to drive the cart.

Many of our visitors get accustomed to having the cart around and will call you directly for pick up. The staff and visitors are very courteous to the driver, and go out of their way to help you get by. And, to top that off, driving the cart is really fun and a challenge during peak times.  
So if you are looking for a fun, worthwhile volunteer job, I highly recommend driving the Guest Express.

Emergency Preparation Plans
Our volunteers’ safety is of utmost importance.  In the event of an emergency, it is important that we all adhere to the Houston Methodist Volunteer Emergency Preparedness Plan.  In the event of natural disasters, increment weather, etc., please stay at home when possible.  Please do not venture out of your homes to report to your volunteer assignment when it is unsafe to do so.  A good point to remember: If the schools are closed in the local area, volunteers are also encouraged to stay home.  

Training Checklist
View the Houston Methodist volunteer Assignment Specific Training Checklists. These checklists are to be used to facilitate training for the first day of new volunteer assignment. Checklists will ensure all new volunteers receive the same competency training.