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Volunteers

Become a part of our dedicated team of volunteers at Medical City Decatur, a campus of Medical City Denton, and contribute to our mission of providing care to our community.

Volunteers – empathy in action at Medical City Healthcare

A few of the many Medical City Healthcare volunteers explain why they love helping patients and visitors at our hospitals and facilities.

Hear from volunteers Sally Hayward, Bob Davenport, Sabahat Ahmed, and Sneha Gummadi.

Junior Volunteer Program

The 2024 Junior Volunteer Program is a 6-week program designed to provide 20 to 22 qualified students ages 15 through 17 with experience and information about healthcare careers and volunteerism. Students must attain age 15 by June 17, 2024.

Following a review of all applications, applicants will be called for interviews. To be accepted into the program, you must pass a background check and drug screen. Confirmation of final acceptance into the Program will be mailed to your home address. At that time, you will be scheduled for hospital orientation and volunteer training to be held on Monday, June 1st - 7th, 8:00am – 12:00 pm. This training is mandatory for all volunteers.

Following orientation, the Program continues on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 4 hours each day from Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, July 26.

Starting times will vary and are determined by the area in which you are assigned. Consequently, you must have transportation to and from Medical City Decatur. Lunch will be provided.

Application packets must be completed and returned by Friday, April 12 to:

Medical City Decatur
Volunteer Office – Junior Volunteer Program
609 Medical Center Drive
Decatur, TX 76234

Applications may also be dropped off at the Information Desk in the lobby between 8:30am and 4:00pm Monday through Friday by April 12th.

The packet consists of:

  1. Junior Volunteer Application Form
  2. Junior Volunteer Agreement Form
  3. Junior Volunteer Program Parental Consent Form
  4. Two letters of recommendation (1 teacher and 1 from an adult outside your immediate family – i.e. pastor, neighbor, friend who has known you for a minimum of 2 years).

You will be notified of your acceptance into the program by letter. If you have questions, contact us at (940) 539-6199.

Important Information

The Medical City Decatur Volunteer Auxiliary is now accepting adult volunteer applications. Adults 18 and older who are seeking new adventures and want to assist in the community are encouraged to apply. College students wishing to volunteer must commit to six consecutive months of volunteering.

All volunteers must commit to four hours a week for six consecutive months, be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (and submit a copy of their CDC vaccination card), complete an online application form and attend an interview. Summer-only volunteering for college students or those seeking community service hours is unavailable at this time.

Thank you for your interest in serving at Medical City Decatur.

Please continue to check our website for updates.


Adult Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in the volunteer program at Medical City Decatur. Members of the Auxiliary:

  • Volunteer time to help patients, visitors and hospital staff
  • Raise funds through other fundraisers held throughout the year to purchase non-budgeted items for the hospital

Each year, the Auxiliary also offers a minimum of six scholarships to high school seniors interested in a career in the medical field, as well as makes donations to WARM, Wise County Schools and other charitable organizations.

Can you think of a better way to give back to the community in which you live and work? If you have a minimum of four hours a week to share, we encourage you to take the first step to join our wonderful family of volunteers.


Whats in it for you?

  • You may learn or develop new skills, in addition to using or honing current ones.
  • You may develop an interest in a particular skill or medical profession.
  • Volunteering provides valuable work experience that young people need in applying for jobs, scholarship and college programs.
  • You will receive the intangible rewards of contributing to patient care and recovery.
  • You can make a difference and contribute to society by giving back to your community.
  • You can make lifelong friends.
  • Your personal health improves. People who volunteer on a regular basis are proven to:
    • Less likely suffer from heart disease
    • Less likely suffer from depression
    • Visit the doctor/hospital less often
    • Live over a year longer than non-volunteers
  • You set a good example for children and grandchildren.
  • But mostly... IT FEELS GOOD!

How do I get started

  1. Complete the adult volunteer online application or request an application from the front desk in the main lobby of the hospital. If you wish to have an application emailed to you, call (940) 539-6199.
  2. Schedule an interview by calling (940) 539-6199.
  3. Following the interview, you will visit the Human Resources Department for additional items, including a background check, drug screen and TB test (all done at the hospital’s expense).
  4. When test results and background check clear, you will be scheduled for a three-hour hospital orientation, which is conducted from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  5. Following orientation, you will visit with a placement coordinator, who will help determine a role that is best suited to your interests and skills.
  6. Now the fun begins!