INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

Why Volunteer?

If you find yourself with time on your hands and want to feel productive, try volunteer service!

You can:

  • Serve your community, supporting the INTEGRIS Health Mission: To improve the health of the people and the communities we serve.
  • Share your talents, skills and life experiences.
  • Experience an increased sense of self worth.
  • Be a valued member of a dedicated team.
  • Help others.
  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • College students network with people in a chosen career.
  • Socialize with your fellow volunteers.
  • Have fun! Develop a real sense of pride. Keep physically active.
  • Learn new skills.
  • Give back after you or a loved one have received tender, healing care.
  • Place yourself in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • And … because it feels GOOD!

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948)

Become a Volunteer Today

Over the past two decades we have seen a growing body of research that indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social ones. This research, which is presented by CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service), in a report titled "The Health Benefits of Volunteering..." has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. But don't take our word for it... join us and see for yourself!