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Volunteer Services

If you want to make a difference… North Mississippi Medical Center wants you!

Adult Volunteers

Volunteers 18 years and older are welcome throughout the NMMC campus in Tupelo and in Baldwyn. Volunteers may work in clinical areas, assist with patient and visitor comfort, and perform clerical duties. Volunteers can also spend time with patients and help with crafts.


Individuals work with the Volunteer Services Department to set their schedule. While most work at least four hours per week, there is no minimum requirement. Some volunteers who have limited time offer to help with special projects and events.


Volunteers work in many departments and areas of NMMC. In addition to the main hospital, volunteer sites include:


Volunteer opportunities also exist with::


Aside from the satisfaction of helping others, NMMC volunteers reap tangible benefits:

  • Volunteers receive one-half off the assessment fee plus a 10 percent discount off the monthly fee at NMMC Wellness Centers during their volunteer tenure.
  • Volunteers receive one free meal ticket for every four hours of volunteer service. Meal tickets can be redeemed in the NMMC Food Court or Cafe Express in the East Tower or Women's Hospital.
  • Volunteers may attend a number of educational courses offered by the NMMC Education Department. These include computer training, various conferences and first aid/CPR classes.
  • After 100 hours of volunteer service, volunteers are entitled to use the Employee Pharmacy for discounted medications.

To Join

Volunteers complete an application, go through a background check, have a tuberculosis (TB) skin test and attend an orientation session. For an application, click here.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at NMMC, call (662) 377-3131 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

Teen Volunteers

The Volunteer Services Department sponsors a summer volunteer program for students who may be interested in pursuing a career in health care or who simply would like to make a difference is someone's life.

Eligible students must have completed the ninth-12th grades by June 1 of that year. Although no student can administer any form of direct patient care, they can help with comfort measures for patients and also see how the hospital works.

Two sessions are offered each summer. Placement will be based on availability.

Application deadline is March 31. Applications are available at area school guidance offices or from the NMMC Volunteer Services Department.


Applicants will be interviewed and notified of selection. Students selected for the program will be assigned specific work hours and expected to keep their schedule with the exception of illness or vacation.


For more information about the summer volunteer program, call (662) 377-3131 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).