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

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, wayfinding, and other programs. UAB Hospital is among a growing number of hospitals that are committed to patient- and family-centered care in the planning, design, and delivery of medical services. To help with this, we created 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 am to 5 pm, 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


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with UAB Medicine. Volunteers are special people who are part of our team of world-class health care 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 UAB Medicine’s Core Values:

  • 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 include:

  • Gift shops
  • Waiting rooms
  • Burn/trauma units
  • Neuro ICU
  • Day-of-surgery area
  • Inpatient units
  • Wayfinding
  • Clowning
  • Healing Words program
  • Bravery Beads program
  • O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB
  • SPOONS and Fork-Lift (helping patients with meals)
  • Animal-assisted activities
  • Palliative Care
  • Professional photography

The Grateful Patient Program

UAB Medicine is committed to improving the health of our patients and enriching the lives of the population we serve. But we cannot do it alone. By making a gift to UAB Medicine, you are helping provide world-class patient care, supporting groundbreaking research, educating the next generation of health care professionals, and building and equipping facilities that help sustain our reputation as one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. When you support UAB Medicine, you support life. To learn more, please visit or email

To learn more about joining our team, call Volunteer Services at 205-934-4270, or e-mail us at 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 are committed to patient- and family-centered care in the planning, design, and delivery of medical services. Our goal is to listen to the voices 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 more patient- and family-centered hospital.

We are on a journey, and we invite your help. Our Patient and Family Advisory Council gives us direction as we work to become even better. What our patients and families think is important to providing safe, high-quality, and compassionate care.

What does it mean to be a patient and family advisor?

We are looking for patients and family members who:

  • Have recently been cared for at UAB Hospital or UAB Hospital-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 are interested in volunteering for a volunteer position as a patient and family advisor, please visit You can also print this Patient and Family Advisors 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 improve patient care at UAB!

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