About Us


Volunteers play a very important role in the Trident Health by helping us to provide high quality, cost effective healthcare to the Charleston community. They do this a number of ways:

  • Augmenting and expanding the services provided by our staff.
  • Providing supplemental services which contribute to patient care and satisfaction.
  • Assisting non-patient care departments with clerical support.
  • Helping to spread the word about the good things happening at Trident Health facilities within the community.

In addition to the Adult Volunteer Program, there is a Junior Volunteer Program for teenagers and both Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center.

Here is what some of our volunteers are saying about being a Volunteer.....

Ida Thompson 25 years as a volunteer "I have received a lot of experience over the years through my volunteer experience.  It's wonderful to wake up in the morning and look forward to being helpful to others.  I have made a lot of wonderful friends over the years.  I would not trade these  years of working with Trident for anything and I plan to continue for years to come."

Mary Ward 13 years  "When my husband was a patient I met two wonderful volunteers that impressed me very much and that is when I decided to volunteer my services.  I wanted to help others like we had been helped.  I love feeling that I have made a difference in some small way.

Sherman Chappel 16 years  "I hope in some small way through my volunteering that I have helped someone else.  It has helped me to value and appreciate others.  I can't tell you how much the staff and volunteers meant to me the times I was a patient myself.  I love being part of the volunteer services."

Mervelle Williams 7 years  "The volunteers, the staff and the patients are the greatest to work with.  I enjoy dealing with people because I am a people person and volunteering at the hospital has been very rewarding.  I feel that I have received more than I have given."

Dick Shackelford 7 years  "When I leave the hospital after a day of volunteering, I feel I can put my feet up without feeling guilty.  I like to feel I am doing something worthwhile for my community and fellow man."

Volunteer Opportunities Contacts

Trident Medical Center
Volunteer Coordinator
Stephanie Parker

Summerville Medical Center
Volunteer Coordinator
Pat Gerwig