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Volunteer Program at NHC Place, Sumner

Volunteer Program

Make a difference in someone's life!

We are proud of the outstanding contributions our community volunteers make focusing on the individual needs of our patients.

New volunteers are required to pass a background check and a tuberculosis screening, as well as go through volunteer orientation. We hold quarterly inservices for new volunteers as needed.

Why volunteer?
  • It's a fun way to meet new friends
  • It's a great way to learn about careers in health care
  • Increase your skills in communication, leadership, and public speaking
  • Flexible volunteer hours
  • Valuable experiences and learn life lessons
You can make a difference in the lives of the patients, families, and in the community.

What can I do to help?
  • Assist to and from an activity or beauty shop
  • Join in
  • Encourage and/or invite patients to activities
  • Be a good listener
  • Be patient
  • Smile
What are some of the activities?

Our Activities Department offers a wide variety of activities to meet the physical, social, mental, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of our patients 7 days a week. We strive to enrich our patients' lives, maintain their highest level of self-esteem and provide social interactions.

We have the following One-on-One activities:
  • Hand massages
  • Singing
  • Picture time
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Reminiscing
  • Coffee break
  • Talking
  • Pretty nails
  • Scrapbooking
  • Assisting with mail
  • Reading
  • Games
  • Bird watching
We offer Small Group Activities:
  • Cooking class
  • Devotion
  • Church service
  • Games
  • Reading
  • Sitting outdoors
  • Snack and chat
  • Trivia
  • Men's club
  • Red Hat Society
  • Crafts
We also offer Group Activities:
  • Sing-a-long
  • Request a song
  • Bingo
  • Special/guest performance
  • Special meals
  • Birthday parties
  • Special social
  • Peanut auction
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Gardening
  • Flower arranging
How do I sign-up to be a Volunteer?

Please call Catie Hastings, Director of Recreation, Assisted Living at (615) 451-0788.

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NHC Place, Sumner  ·  140 Thorne Boulevard  ·  Gallatin, TN   37066  ·  P: (615) 451-0788  ·  F: (615) 451-0775


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