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Mitzi Richardson volunteers her time at Shepherd Center

Make a Difference

Each year, hundreds of individuals, families, and companies lend their support by volunteering their time to Shepherd Center. There are many opportunities for volunteers to get involved, whether you enjoy interacting with patients, supporting our operations, or assisting with one of our signature events.

Many Ways To Make
A Difference

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Shepherd Center family, playing a vital role in bringing our mission to life. Ready to join the Shepherd family? Take a look at our volunteer opportunities to see what interests you most.

In-Hospital Volunteering

Experience the Shepherd difference firsthand as an in-hospital volunteer. We have various placements for volunteers, with programs typically operating during regular business hours on weekdays.


Shepherd Center Junior Committee

Founded in 1983, Junior Committee comprises members aged 21-39 who share a passion for the mission of Shepherd Center. They donate their time, talents, and ideas to help bridge the gap between “I Can’t” and “I Can” for our patients. The Junior Committee Board provides extensive volunteer, fundraising, and networking opportunities for highly ambitious professionals looking to make an impact in their community.


Peach Corps

At Shepherd, we seek to care for the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Volunteer groups like the Peach Corps help make that possible. This group performs 2-3 special activities annually for Shepherd patients, including an ice cream social and an autumn cookout.


Share Your Support

One of the best ways to support Shepherd Center is to keep our community flourishing by sharing our mission with family and friends. Help us expand our reach out in the community by sharing our mission on social media.

Share Your Support

Graduate Stories

Are you a Shepherd Center graduate? Nothing helps people understand Shepherd’s extraordinary care like the stories of people who have been treated there and the family who supported them through recovery. You can use the graduate resources on this page to write your unique Shepherd story and share social posts about other grads or the Pursuing Possible campaign.

Share your support

Volunteer Requirements

Shepherd Center volunteers must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 15 years old; many programs require volunteers to be 18 or older
  • Serve on a regular basis for a minimum of three months
  • Provide a complete application
  • Participate in a two-hour evening orientation session
  • Proof of immunization or vaccination for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); varicella (Chicken Pox); tuberculosis (TB); and flu
  • Pass a background check and drug screening
  • Pass compliance and HIPAA training
  • Connect with a member of the Volunteer Services Department

Any questions about volunteer opportunities? Contact us anytime.

Shepherd Center volunteers serving food

Already a Volunteer?

Are you an existing Shepherd Volunteer? Access your Volunteer Portal below:

Shepherd Center volunteers holding Delta Airlines drawstring bags

Shepherd's Volunteer

Learn about the good work – and the good people – involved with volunteering at Shepherd by reading our latest Volunteer News newsletter.