Volunteers are valued members of the ARHS patient care team and are always welcome at Blowing Rock Rehabilitation & Davant Extended Care Center, Cannon Memorial Hospital and Watauga Medical Center.  A variety of work areas are available, as well as flexible schedules. The minimum age for service is 14.

All volunteers are required to attend hospital orientation, have a TB test and a complete competency test before being eligible for hospital service.

Areas of service include: Information Desk, Gift Shop, Pharmacy, Cancer Center, Nutrition Services, Intensive Care, Outpatient Surgery, Pain Clinic, Admissions, Lab, Radiology, Human Resources and more.

Blowing Rock Rehabilitation & Davant Extended Care Center Volunteers:

Residents at nursing homes are often lonely. You can brighten their whole outlook by spending an hour holding their hand, reading them a book, or just listening to them tell you wonderful stories. Are you dependable, compassionate and patient? Do you have talents or hobbies that you could share with others? "Happiness is better than medicine." Click here to learn more.

Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteers:

The program is open to year-round, seasonal and junior volunteers. Volunteers meet each month to plan events, coordinate fundraising activities and review hospital patient needs.

Watauga Medical Center Volunteers:

Join our caring and dedicated group of volunteers who provide quality support to our Medical Center personnel. The program has numerous volunteer opportunities for ASU students, seasonal, year round volunteers and junior volunteers in the summer. Please request an application or complete the on-line application.

Year End Reports are in for 2013! Click below to view the amazing contributions of our volunteers.

For more information on volunteering at an ARHS facility, please call or email the contacts below:

Cannon Memorial Hospital - Sallie Woodring (, Director of Volunteer Services (828) 737-7538
Watauga Medical Center - Annette Eggers (, Volunteer Coordinator for WMC (828) 268-9438
Blowing Rock Rehabilitation & Davant Extended Care Center - Marie Tsourakis ( (828) 295-5295.

Download a Volunteer Application (Adult)