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Volunteer Programs

Palmetto Heath has a wonderful volunteer program that helps us enhance the level of compassionate care we provide our patients. If you are interested in becoming a Palmetto Health volunteer, please read through the opportunities below.

Auxiliary Volunteers

  • Our Auxiliary volunteers support us in several areas in our hospitals, including registration, information desks, gift shops, intensive care waiting rooms and surgery waiting rooms.

Personal Touch

  • Personal Touch volunteers work with our nursing staff to offer comfort care to patients and families. Comfort care can include: helping patients walk, eat or bathe; back rubs; and emotional support such as listening, reading or holding a hand. Additional training is required.


  • HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program) volunteers work directly with medical and nursing staff to provide hands-on care to patients age 65 or older. Volunteers help patients maintain their cognitive and physical functioning. Additional training is required.

Summer Junior Volunteer Program

  • We have various summer volunteer opportunities for teens ages 14-17. 

Hospice Volunteers

  • In Newberry and Columbia, Palmetto Health Hospice volunteers offer their time and emotional support to patients, families and staff in a variety of locations, including patient homes, hospitals and nursing facilities. Hospice volunteers can assist with patient support, administrative work or community education. For more information, call 803-296-3143. Learn more here.

To become a Palmetto Health Volunteer, please complete our Volunteer Application

For more information about our volunteer programs, please call:

  • Palmetto Health Baptist - 803-296-5520
  • Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge 803-907-1501
  • Palmetto Health Richland 803-434-6242