Our volunteer opportunities are generally Monday
thru Friday and weekends, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Other times are available but you must contact Jennifer for details.
Our volunteer opportunities are in
various departments around the hospital.
One exception to this is in recreational
activities from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
All of our volunteer opportunities
are on an as needed basis.
individual or group volunteer opportunities
contact Jennifer Giamelle at 405.307.2800 or
by email: Jennifer Giamelle
To view/save a copy of our Volunteer
Handbook, click on the Handbook image below.
To view/save a copy of our volunteer application form,
click on the Application image below.
Volunteer Application Form
The process to become a
volunteer at the McCarty Center is as follows:
1) Complete a volunteer application form.
An application and volunteer handbook may be picked up at
the reception desk at the hospital Monday thru Friday between
8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or by downloading to your computer
the Volunteer Application link above. Read the handbook and
sign and date the last page of the handbook. Then contact
Jennifer to schedule an interview.
2) Individual volunteers who will be working
in departments where they may be working directly or indirectly
with patients will undergo a criminal background check before
starting their volunteer duties. This takes up to two weeks to
3) You will need to have a TB skin test and
bring the results with your application. You can get a TB skin test
from your family physician or, if you’re an OU student, from the
Goddard Health Center. This process takes 3-days from the time you
get your injection until you have to go back and have the injection
site read. TB skin tests have to re-newed annually.
4) You will need a copy of your shot records to
be submitted with your volunteer application form. The shot record
must include vaccinations for the following:
- 2 MMR
- 2 Chicken pox or Chicken pox disease
(documentation from physician or parent with the date of disease)
- 1 Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
These vaccinations must be completed before any volunteer work starts.
5) You will need to complete an on-line HIPAA
orientation. HIPAA is the federal patient privacy act. You can do the
orientation here at the hospital. The HIPAA orientation takes
approximately 2 hours.
6) Once these first 5 items are completed,
you will meet with the volunteer coordinator for the completion
of your orientation and volunteer assignment. At this time
you should have your completed application form, your
signed volunteer handbook, the results of your TB
skin test, your shot records and your certificate
of completion of the HIPAA orientation ready to
submit to the volunteer coordinator. Once this
is completed you will setup your volunteer schedule.
Maria Greenfield, occupational therapy;
email: Maria Greenfield
Available Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
There are two ways to serve in the therapy department:
volunteer or shadowing student.
Shadow hours: This is for students preparing to
apply to a therapy school who need shadowing hours
as a part of the process. Shadowing students will
be paired with a therapist to observe therapy in
your chosen discipline. To sign up for this option
contact one of the following therapy department heads:
Beth Morton, physical therapy;
email: Beth Morton
Reni Hanley, speech-language pathology.
email: Reni Hanley
Volunteer: As a volunteer, you will assist the therapy departments
in the setup and take down of individual and group therapy
sessions. You will also help with other clinical needs that
come up like paperwork, sanitizing toys, etc. You can also
sign up to assist with various therapy groups throughout
the semester. Please contact Jennifer for more details.
Available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This opportunity involves light clerical duties
including filing, word processing, answering
phones, miscellaneous paperwork and special
projects. Computer experience is helpful,
especially using MSWord and MSExcel.
Volunteering is on an as needed basis.
Monday-Friday from, 8am-4pm. This volunteer
opportunity involved assisting in receiving
shipments of supplies, labeling supplies, inventory
and delivering supplies to the various departments
within the hospital.
Available Monday-Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Groups and individuals are welcome. A variety of
activities are available and are coordinated with
the recreation coordinator. Examples include:
reading to kids, seasonal carnivals and parties,
etc. Special projects are also available. Later
hours, like 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. maybe available.
Contact Jennifer for more information.
Groups wanting to volunteer just need to contact
Jennifer. No paperwork is necessary for groups doing
a onetime project. School choirs, church choirs and
other performing groups are invited. Times for
groups vary, so contact Jennifer.
Elementary school teacher accepts volunteers
majoring in special education to help patients
with classroom work. Hours are Monday-Friday,
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m. Contact Jennifer for more details.