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Volunteers

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.