Garrett Regional Medical Center is supported by a committed group of volunteers who work to help ensure the services provided at GRMC are of the highest quality.
Our volunteers represent diverse backgrounds and age groups, all sharing the commitment to enrich their lives by giving back to our community.
With more than 130 volunteers, each volunteer serves in an area that matches his or her talents, interests, and experience. The volunteer branches of the hospital include the Foundation and Board of Governors, Chaplaincy, the Loar Auxiliary and VIVA.
To volunteer, you may download the application or contact Volunteer Services at (301) 533-4173 or by the email link below.
*Upon completion, please mail the volunteer application to:
Garrett Regional Medical Center
Attention: Volunteer Services
251 North Fourth Street
Oakland, MD 21550
Meeting the pastoral and spiritual needs of our patients, Garrett Regional Medical Center offers a “Chaplain of the Day” service that provides patients access to a chaplain seven days a week. Chaplaincy services are non-denominational and are administered by members of the clergy from the surrounding area.
The Garrett Regional Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, is comprised of a governing board and offers volunteer opportunities for special events throughout the year. It also hosts the biennial hospital gala.
For more details about the Foundation or how to become involved with this organization, see our Foundation web page.
Volunteers In Various Areas (VIVA)
VIVA stands for Volunteers in Various Areas and represents the largest volunteer branch at Garrett Regional Medical Center. The VIVA volunteers help our patients and visitors ranging from greeting, escorting, comforting, and acting as liaisons between physicians and patient’s families during surgery. They also provide staff support for a variety of projects and daily office duties. Additionally, the VIVA volunteer branch offers immense friendship and fellowship opportunities for our volunteers.
The Loar Auxiliary supports the gift shop and the gift shop volunteers are dedicated to assisting customers, keeping merchandise fresh and well-stocked, and always maintaining a clean, cheery showroom. Prospective volunteers for the Loar Auxiliary Gift Shop may call 301-533-4045 or LoarAuxiliaryGiftShop@gcmh.com.
For More Information
To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to sign up for notification of sales and special events, e-mail the Loar Auxiliary at LoarAuxiliaryGiftShop@gcmh.com.
Don’t forget to visit and like the Loar Auxiliary Facebook page to stay up-to-date on all the latest happenings.