Hospitals welcome individuals interested in volunteering. The volunteer department of the hospital works with each volunteer to match his or her interests and talents with the opportunities available. Volunteering in a hospital provides opportunities to broaden your interests, develop new skills and explore career options.
Volunteers work with patients, family members and professional staff in both in-patient and out-patient settings. Below is a sample of some of the volunteer opportunities available in a hospital:
- Visiting with patients
- Transporting patients throughout the hospital
- Providing information at waiting areas and information desks
- Delivering flowers
- Staffing the gift shop or mobile gift cart
- Clerical assistance
- Direct health care as a student volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering at your local hospital, contact the volunteer department. Information about volunteer opportunities in other settings is also available.