Volunteering… There are many reasons

Volunteering enables you to help others, share your talents and participate in the community you live in. However, there is now one more reason to volunteer — it’s healthy! Studies show that volunteers experience a greater-than-average sense of well-being, increases in optimism and decreases in chronic pain.

What are the benefits?

Volunteering helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle by staying active and involved. By volunteering, you have the chance to help others and meet new people.  You have the opportunity to broaden your skills and knowledge. But more importantly, by volunteering, you make a difference in your life and the life of someone else.

Volunteering is rewarding and fulfilling at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Volunteers receive free meals in the cafeteria and close parking. Volunteers also enjoy an annual recognition event, as well as invitations to various hospital-sponsored social events throughout the year. Pins are also awarded to volunteers based on the number of hours they donate at the hospital each year.

What can I do?

At Cookeville Regional Medical Center, volunteers are an integral part of the hospital’s success. Volunteers fill many important roles, including:

  • Gift Shop
  • Storeroom
  • Education
  • Lifeline
  • ICU Lobby
  • Pharmacy
  • Main Information Lobby 
  • Surgery Lobby
  • Human Resources
  • Women’s Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Birthing Center Nursery
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Greeter/Roamer
  • Pet Therapy Visitation

How much time is involved?

There are no time constraints when  you volunteer. Most volunteers work one shift (varying from three to four hours) a week. Some donate more time, and others volunteer when they are able. Whether working a few hours an evening or volunteering a few days a week, schedules are arranged according to your availability.

Won’t you join us?

If you’d like to know more about volunteering at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, please contact Volunteer Services at 931-783-2740.




Volunteer Testimonials

“Volunteering at Cookeville Regional gives me an opportunity to see people I know. It’s a good way to give back to my community.”

G. Stockton

“It’s good to help people in need find their way around the hospital. Also, it’s a great to stay in touch with people.”

J. Randolph

“I volunteer because I like helping people! When I retired from my paying job, I wanted to be around people.”

J. Watts