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.
What some of our volunteers say 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
Summerville Medical Center