The Blue Bird Auxiliary serves four hospital campuses throughout the Methodist Healthcare System. Volunteers have the opportunity to interact with patients, patient families, medical and administrative staff throughout the hospital campuses. We have specific needs at each facility. These needs are listed below. We try very hard to place you in the department of your choosing. However, meeting the needs of our patients, visitors, staff and current volunteers is our first priority. If you can help meet our needs, we would love to give you a rewarding experience at one of our facilities.
Please choose a volunteer facility and work area below and indicate your choice on your application.
Methodist Hospital - Our most dire need right now is Patient Escort. This fun and important position will give you the opportunity to work with patients and staff. You will make lots of friends with other Blue Birds, too! You will be escorting patients of all ages throughout the hospital. Our Escorts also assist with wayfinding due to the major construction project that is underway. We also have positions open at the Information Desk and Blue Bird Gift Shop.
Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH) - Currently, we have a variety of positions open at MSTH. This includes Information Desk, Surgery Waiting Room, Admitting Patient Laison (great for early risers!), Emergency Room and Floor Duty assisting staff and patients. Please indicate on your application that you would like to volunteer at MSTH. We REALLY need volunteers like you at this wonderful hospital!
Methodist Texsan Hospital - This is our newest facility! Methodist Texsan is very excited to welcome volunteers at the Information Desk and staff support in the units. As we grow here, so will the opportunities. Volunteer here and become part of a very enthusiastic team!
Methodist Children's Hospital - We currently are looking at additional opportunities for volunteers who want to help our littlest patients. For now, we have the Art Cart available. In this position your creativity will flow while you help children get their minds off what is ailing them! Don't worry...you don't have to be an artist to be successful in this position. To a child, all grown-ups are as good as Michaelangelo!
Methodist Hospital – known by many as "Main Methodist," has the largest volunteer brigade, with about 340 in the program. But "Blue Birds," as they're known, serve four facilities: Main Methodist, Methodist Children's Hospital (housed in the same complex as Main Methodist), Methodist Boerne Emergency Center and Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, located nearby in the Medical Center. We also assist with the volunteer program at Methodist Texsan, conveniently located on IH-10 near Wonderland of the Americas Mall.
Established as the "Blue Birds of Laurel Heights" by a small church group in 1920.
The Blue Birds aim to accomplish:
Service to Others
The Blue Bird Auxiliary is honored to serve the community and create a network of life-long companions. We believe that by making others smile, we make our own days brighter.
A PRAYER FOR BLUE BIRDS
by Hodge Spearman
Heavenly Father, we come to you asking your deeply needed help as each of us pray that we will bring caring, loving concern to our patients, their families, the doctors, nurses and all hospital personnel. Especially bless all of our Blue Birds who serve you, dear God, by giving of ourselves in the way that you would have us serve. Help us to remember always that as we serve even the least of your children, we are serving thee. In Thy Name we pray, always remembering we are dedicated to Serving Humanity to Honor God. Amen.
BLUE BIRD BENEDICTION
May the Lord bless us and keep us. Amen.
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