Volunteer Opportunities

Garrett Regional Medical Center is supported by a committed group of volunteers who work to help ensure the services provided at GRMC are of the highest quality.

Our volunteers represent diverse backgrounds and age groups, all sharing the commitment to enrich their lives by giving back to our community.

Each volunteer serves in an area that matches his or her talents, interests, and experience. The volunteer branches of the hospital include the Foundation and Board of Governors,  the Loar Auxiliary, and Volunteers In Various Areas.

To volunteer, you may download the application or contact Volunteer Services at 301-533-4045 or by email at sarah.folio@wvumedicine.org.

Download the Volunteer Application
Upon completion, please mail the volunteer application to:

Garrett Regional Medical Center
Attention: Volunteer Services
251 North Fourth Street
Oakland, MD 21550


The Garrett Regional Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital, is comprised of a governing board and offers volunteer opportunities for special events throughout the year. It also hosts the biennial hospital gala.

For more details about the Foundation or how to become involved with this organization, visit our Foundation web page.

Volunteers In Various Areas (VIVA)

VIVA stands for Volunteers in Various Areas and represents the largest volunteer branch at Garrett Regional Medical Center. The VIVA volunteers help our patients and visitors ranging from greeting, escorting, comforting, and acting as liaisons between physicians and patient’s families during surgery. They also provide staff support for a variety of projects and daily office duties. Additionally, the VIVA volunteer branch offers immense friendship and fellowship opportunities for our volunteers.

Loar Auxiliary

The Loar Auxiliary supports the gift shop and the gift shop volunteers are dedicated to assisting customers, keeping merchandise fresh and well-stocked, and always maintaining a clean, cheery showroom. Prospective volunteers for the Loar Gift Shop may call 301-533-4045.

For More Information

To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to sign up for notification of sales and special events, call us at 301-533-4045.