Community Involvement

The health and well-being of the communities in the Mid-South is important to all of us at Baptist Memorial Health Care. We understand that serving our communities will improve the lives of our patients, our employees and our physicians. We believe strongly in corporate citizenship and recognize the importance of collaboration with local organizations to build stronger and healthier communities.

Baptist's involvement in the communities throughout the Mid-South spans a wide range of activities and organizations. Every year, Baptist contributes and provides in-kind services to hundreds of nonprofit organizations through programs, seminars, health fairs, board participation, events, employee engagement and more. We partner and collaborate with a broad range of nonprofits and local community organizations to support initiatives to improve health, education, environment, public safety, employment and economic development in our communities. Some of those partnership organizations and outreach programs include:

  • Baptist Operation Outreach Mobile Health Care
  • Baptist Healthy Communities
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Christ Community Health Services
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • The Commercial Appeal
  • Bellevue Baptist Christian Mobile Dental Clinic
  • Memphis' Pink Palace Museum
  • Salvation Army
  • The Children's Museum of Memphis
  • Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief
  • March of Dimes
  • Stork's Nest
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • More than a Meal
  • Girls Inc.
  • Memphis Talent Dividend
  • Books for Nigeria
  • Food Bank of NEA
  • Discovery Park of America
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation of North Mississippi
  • Prentiss County Department of Human Services
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • And more

Volunteer Opportunities at Baptist

Volunteering at Baptist is a great way to experience health care with professionals while helping others lead happier lives. Volunteers and Volunteens work in more than 50 different departments at Baptist, such as patient care units, Emergency department, transportation, surgery and business offices. Volunteers can choose their area of service and time and day of service.

The Volunteer Program is for ages 18 and above and the Volunteen Program is for ages 14-18. We also offer an Emergency Room Volunteer program, which you can learn more about by visiting our ER program page.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at the following Baptist hospitals, please contact one of our hospitals.

Every year, we strive to do as much as we can to give back to our communities. We want to remain the leading health care system in the Mid-South for the next 100 years, and to do this, giving back is crucial. For a full glimpse at Baptist's community involvement, see our annual Community Report here.