12500 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
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Volunteer Opportunities

The Western Maryland Health System offers a wide variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities for folks of all ages.  Volunteerism is a great way to be of service to your community and to make new friends as well.

Hospital Volunteers

There are many volunteer opportunities at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.  Some of the valuable services volunteers provide include:

  • Greeting and providing assistance to patients and visitors
  • Assisting with patient care activities
  • Delivering mail and flowers
  • Providing clerical assistance to staff
  • Working in the gift shop

For more information about volunteering for the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, please call Patty Wright at 240-964-8499. You may also email Patty Wright at pwright@wmhs.com.

To apply to become a volunteer with WMHS, please click HERE 


Hospice Volunteers

Volunteers are an important part of the hospice team. Volunteers in the WMHS Home Hospice Program provide companionship and emotional support for patients and their families and can often enable the family caregiver to take a break from the responsibilities of around-the-clock care. Other types of assistance provided by these volunteers may include helping with errands, doing light housekeeping, preparing meals, creating diversionary activities, and providing transportation.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please call Karyl Kuykendall at 240--964-9005.

WMHS Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Volunteers are always welcomed at the WMHS Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Frostburg. This skilled nursing facility is home to nearly 90 residents. Volunteers provide companionship to the residents, assist with special activities, and help create a festive, homelike atmosphere.

For more information about volunteering at the WMHS Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, please call 301-689-1391.

Teen Volunteer Program

Young people between the ages of 14 and 18 can serve their community and gain valuable insight into healthcare careers as part of our Teen Volunteer Program at the two hospital campuses. Teens provide assistance to the busy nursing staff and other professional personnel and serve as ambassadors to the health system.

Classes for teens are held each June, following the end of the school year. Applications are accepted from February to April. For more information, please contact Patty Wright at 240-964-8499 or pwright@wmhs.com

If you are age 14 to 17 and want to apply to become a teen volunteer at WMHS, please click HERE


Volunteer Patient Advocate Opportunities

Make a Difference and Become a Volunteer Advocate - Want a volunteer experience that is fun, challenging, and rewarding?  Want to meet new people and make new friends? Want the chance to help shape the services that are provided in your community's hospital? Want a chance to truly make a difference in someone's life?

The Western Maryland Health System is committed to ensuring our patients have a pleasant and healing experience during their visit.  Patient Advocates are there to enhance and increase the frequency of patient contacts.  Patient Advocates provide the following services:

  • Serve as a liaison between our patients, families, and hospital departments
  • Listen and solicit comments from patients regarding the health care services they are receiving
  • Serve as a liaison for out-of-town patients and visitors, offering a directory of supportive services within the Western Maryland Health System and in the Cumberland area
  • Meet all newly admitted patients and provide companionship and emotional support for those who may have no family or friends to visit 
  • Help impact patient satisfaction at WMHS

"One friend, one person who is truly understanding, who takes the trouble to listen to us as we consider our problems, can change our whole outlook" - Dr. Elton Mayo

Whether your have been an advocate before or are interested for the first time, we need YOU!  For more information on Volunteer Patient Advocate opportunities at the Western Maryland Health System, please contact Diana Dayton, at 240-964-8031.  You may also send an e-mail to ddayton@wmhs.com

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