Volunteer Services

VolunteeringFeel the Joy of Helping Others — Become a Hospital Volunteer.

Call (941) 745-7287 to sign up today.
There’s no better feeling than helping others.

Volunteer Opportunities

The helping hands and loving hearts of our volunteers provide an invaluable service to our patients and their families. Those who join may choose an area of service or times best suited to their talents and schedules. Based on your skills and interests, we will find just the right fit. Volunteers are always welcome.

Hospital volunteers serve in more than 50 different areas in a variety of capacities. They also serve at the Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary Thrift Shop and Gift Shop and the hospital’s affiliates, FirstCare Medical Walk-In Clinic and the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center.

Manatee Memorial truly appreciates volunteers and recognizes their hard work in many ways, including a special Volunteer Week held each year. The staff is eager to train volunteers in a variety of tasks needed at the hospital and at our affiliate locations. All volunteers receive a thorough orientation about the hospital as part of their training. We offer a Summer Teen Volunteer Program for teens between the ages of 15 and 18. Contact our office at (941) 745-7287 for more information.

Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary

Hospital volunteers are members of the Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization. The Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary raises thousands of dollars for nursing and medical scholarships and local social service agencies through a variety of fundraising efforts. They also represent the hospital at special events.

Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary Thrift Shop

Some volunteers operate the Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary Thrift Shop where they perform a variety of tasks such as receiving item donations, assisting customers, pricing merchandise, repairing small appliances and ringing up sales. Money raised in the Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary Thrift Shop is used to provide nursing and medical scholarships and to fund a variety of community service projects. It is located at 4517 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., except until 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call (941) 745-2047.

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Contact Us

For more information about volunteering at Manatee Memorial Hospital, please call (941) 745-7287.

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Where Hospital Volunteers
are Needed

Hospital Nursing Units and Information Desks
Compassionate volunteers help patients and their families who are feeling the stress associated with hospitalization. Volunteers also help visitors who need help with directions.

Patient Transport, Escorting and Driving
Patients need escorts to accompany them from one testing area to another as well as during admitting and discharge. Drivers are needed for our courtesy transportation shuttle. Volunteers deliver flowers, newspapers and mail.

Special Skill Areas
Our crafters create beautiful handmade items for heart, surgery and orthopaedic patients, as well as newborn babies.

Our Affiliates
In addition to the hospital and the thrift shop, you may also choose to volunteer at the FirstCare Medical Walk-In Clinic or the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic. Their locations:

Manatee Memorial Foundation Auxiliary Thrift Shop
4517 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton

FirstCare Medical Walk-In Clinic
3649 Cortez Road West, Bradenton

Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
6020 State Road 70, Bradenton

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Manatee Memorial Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.      

Manatee Memorial Hospital

206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

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