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How can I give back to UAB Hospital by volunteering time or money?

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How can I give back to UAB Hospital by volunteering time or money?

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Every gift of money or time can make a difference in UAB's ability to prepare young people for their future, cure disease through research and patient care, enrich our lives through the arts, and make our state and our world a better place to live. You can make a monetary contribution online, by mail, in person, by payroll deduction online, and by electronic fund transfer. There are also many ways you can volunteer at UAB. Compassionate and responsible volunteers can help in the gift shops, waiting rooms, and inpatient units, but also with clowning, way-finding, and other programs. UAB Hospital is among a growing number of hospitals that is committed to patient- and family-centered care in the planning, design, and delivery of care. To help with this, we are creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council and invite anyone to apply to be a member.

Ways to Give
Online: Make a gift online today
Mail: Make your check payable to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Send to UAB Gift Records, AB 1230 - 1720 2nd Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35294-0112
In person: Deliver your check to UAB Gift Records at 701 20th St. South, Suite AB 1230. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Phone: Call 205-934-7242
Payroll deduction: Establish payroll deduction online
Electronic funds transfer: For information about establishing an electronic fund transfer, contact the UAB Gifts Records office at 205-934-7242 or email gifts@uab.edu.

Volunteering 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the UAB Health System. Volunteers are special people who are part of our team of world-class healthcare providers. Whether you are an adult, college student, or teenager, volunteering at UAB can be a rewarding experience. As part of the UAB family, volunteers strive to adhere to the Core Values of the UAB Health System:

  • Always care - Listen with empathy, be compassionate, and support those in need.
  • Own it - Be accountable, take action, and make it happen.
  • Work together - Think win-win; build consensus; and play your role on the team.
  • Do right - Follow through, work with principles, and do no harm.

The Department of Volunteer Services is committed to providing UAB with reliable and compassionate volunteers throughout the hospital. Some of the areas where volunteers help are:

Gift Shops
Waiting Rooms
Burn/Trauma units
Neuro ICU
Day-of-Surgery
In-Patient Units
Way-Finders
Clowning
Healing Words 
Bravery Beads 
Comprehensive Cancer Center
SPOONS and Fork-Lift (helping patients with meals)
Animal-Assisted Activities
Palliative Care
Professional Photography

To learn more about joining our team, call Volunteer Services at (205) 934-4270, or e-mail us at volunteerservices@uabmc.edu. Click here to download the Application for Adult and College Volunteers.

Patient- and Family-Centered Care (PFCC) Opportunities
UAB Hospital is among a growing number of hospitals that is committed to patient- and family-centered care in the planning, design, and delivery of care. We are a sponsor of the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (www.ipfcc.org) and work with other organizations across the country. Our goal is to listen to the voice of our patients and their families. We want our patients and families to help us provide the highest quality of care to every patient, every time. We know that our patients and families give another view into how we can change to become a patient- and family-centered hospital.

We are on a journey and we invite your help. We are excited to start our Patient and Family Advisory Council this fall at UAB Hospital. This council will give us direction as we work to become one of the best hospitals in America. What our patients and families think is important as we work to provide safe, high quality, and compassionate care.

What does it mean to be a Patient and Family Advisor?
We are looking for patients and families who:

  • Have recently been cared for at UAB Hospital or UAB Highlands
  • Want to give positive suggestions for improving the care at UAB
  • Respect different views and are willing to think about all types of patient care
  • Are willing to come to a council meeting every month
  • Listen and work well with others

If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position as a Patient and Family Advisor, please complete Patient and Family Advisors Application »

You can also print the application, complete it and submit it to the name and address at the end of the application. Thank you for your interest in helping us to improve patient care at UAB!

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