Sparrow Carson Hospital, in supporting delivery of comprehensive health care to the community recruits, obtains and retains an adequate number of competent volunteers to augment the services of staff. We provide the opportunity for person from all segments of the community to become involved and to effectively utilize their time, skills, and expertise in helping others. Person from the community serve as a liaison, providing input to Sparrow Carson Hospital as to community health care needs; and interpreting health care goals, and programs back to the community. Volunteer Services utilize all available resources and techniques for reaching and recruiting potential volunteers.

All Volunteer Services and Volunteer Service Organizations affiliates with Sparrow Carson Hospital will function according to the guidelines established in the Volunteer Service Departments policies. It is the policy of Sparrow Carson Hospital to encourage and promote its volunteer programs; to enhance patient care and comfort through traditional volunteer service. It is not the policy of Sparrow Carson Hospital to fill regular employment positions with volunteers.

For more information about volunteering, please call 989-584-3971 ext. 551.

Auxiliary- The purpose of the Sparrow Carson Hospital Auxiliary is to promote good public relations within the Sparrow service area, to render service to Sparrow Health Systems and it's patients, and to aid the officers and staff in whatever manner is deemed necessary to Sparrow Health System's goals and objectives.

Baby Grand Piano Player- To provide music therapy that is conductive to a healing environment at Sparrow Carson Hospital. Serves as an example of the mission and philosophy of Sparrow Carson Hospital to all patients, visitors, and staff.

Courtesy Cart Driver- To provide shuttle service from the parking lots of Sparrow Carson Hospital to the main Entrance and ER/OP entrance. The cart is for the convenience of visitors, patients, employees, and volunteers. All Courtesy Cart Drivers must be interviewed by the Volunteer Services Manager, and attend a general orientation. On the job training will be done by experienced Courtesy Cart Volunteers.

Front Lobby Greeter- Position to maintain patient flow and assist patients and family members as needed. Assist with newspaper and flower deliveries. Assist guests in the gift shop.

Student Volunteer- Student volunteers may assist with general duties under the guidance of an adult.

Transporter- Transport patient admissions to their room by wheelchair. Transport patients leaving their room by wheelchair to their car. Guide visitors to patient rooms and hospital offices. Greet Visitors entering the hospital. Provide warmth and individualized attention to patients and families. Assist transporting patients throughout the hospital.