Benefits of Volunteering

Although the highest rewards for volunteer service are both intangible and immeasurable, Houston Methodist wants to recognize your time and work performance by extending the following benefits:

Letters of Recommendation

Upon completion of 100 hours of service, you may request a letter of recommendation from the Volunteer Services department. Letters will be written at the discretion of the Director of Volunteer Services. Letters of recommendation take at least 2 weeks to be completed; therefore, please be mindful of this time frame when submitting your request.
More volunteer incentives: 

  • 15 percent discount on purchases at Houston Methodist Hospital's select hospital cafeterias
  • Free parking provided while volunteering at the Smith garage, Scurlock garage, and Outpatient center garage 
  • Free flu shots given annually during the flu season. Communication will be sent to inform volunteers of the date, time and location.
  • Free TB screening scheduled prior to beginning volunteer work and repeated annually
  • Free CPR classes at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center for volunteers who have completed 300 hours
  • 20 percent discount in the hospital gift shop upon completion of 300 volunteer hours
  • Houston Methodist Wellness Services access upon completion of 300 volunteer hours
  • Wellness Programs eligible for volunteers who are 18 years of age or older at Houston Methodist Hospital 
  • Volunteer events at Houston Methodist Hospital 

Find out more about volunteer training at the center near you