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Volunteer Services

Welcome! The staff of Huntsville Hospital welcomes and depends on volunteers just like you. Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of patients? Make a valuable contribution to your community. Learn about the ways you can get involved.

Throughout the history of Huntsville Hospital, volunteers have served a vital role in the day-to-day operations of the hospital. Without volunteers, Huntsville Hospital simply would not exist. Volunteers founded this hospital and volunteers continue to provide valuable time and services that enable our professional staff to practice their professional skills with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

In 1895, 12 ladies from the community banded together to form the United Charities, allowing the city of Huntsville to establish its first hospital and a legacy of caring for our own community. It is hard to imagine that from such humble beginnings would emerge the 881 bed hospital we know today, or that a descendant of one of those 12 ladies would be honored for her 50 years of service to Huntsville Hospital in 2006!

Today, Huntsville Hospital boasts the largest Hospital Volunteer Program in the state of Alabama and is among the largest in the nation. With approximately 600 adults and more than 100 youth volunteers contributing more than 110,000 hours each year, Huntsville Hospital would have to hire 50 full time employees at a cost of over $1.9 million to match the contributions of our dedicated volunteers. Many volunteers choose to belong to one of the membership organizations and other affiliated groups who provide service to Huntsville Hospital. For more information on these membership organizations and other affiliated volunteer groups, click here.