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Volunteer Opportunities:

Our volunteer opportunities are generally Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Our volunteer opportunities are in various departments around the hospital. There are generally no direct patient contact volunteer opportunities. One exception to this is in recreational activities from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.

All of our volunteer opportunities are on an as needed basis.

For individual or group volunteer opportunities contact Jennifer Giamelle at 405.307.2800 or by e-mail at

Volunteer Application Process:

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. Read the handbook and sign and date the last page of the handbook.

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.

3) You'll 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.

4) You'll need a copy of your shot records to be submitted with your volunteer application form.

5) You'll 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 two hours.

6) Once these first five items are completed, you'll 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.

Volunteer Areas:

Weekdays and weekends. Special projects only. Volunteers will assist with special building and repair projects as instructed by their supervisor. Projects may include painting, woodworking, moving, etc. Volunteers must be 18.

Available Monday-Friday, from 8am-4pm. This volunteer opportunity is on as-needed basis. Assist with mowing, gardening, and landscaping of the hospital grounds as instructed by their supervisor. Volunteers must be 18.

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 anytime Monday-Sunday, 7am-6pm. A food handler's permit is required to volunteer in the kitchen. You will assist with cooking and preparation of the meals as well as serving and clean-up. Volunteering in this area is on an as-needed basis. Volunteers must be 18.

Available Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. 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.

Available Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm. Help observe or lend a hand with our patients under the supervision of our therapists. Take part in some of our special projects.

Available Monday - Thursday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Groups and individuals welcome. A variety of activities are available and are coordinated with the recreation coordinator. Examples include, reading to kids, homework helpers, seasonal carnivals and parties, etc. Special projects available as well.