Volunteer Program Requirements
Volunteering at our hospital requires a significant commitment from our staff to provide free training, testing, and processing. As a result, we require a significant commitment from our volunteers.
The majority of our volunteers commit to a weekly schedule. Depending on the area of service, a shift can run between two and four hours. We offer flexible scheduling and will work with you to determine a schedule that meets your needs as well as ours.
General Requirements for Volunteers
- Must have completed the 8th grade (students 17 years old and under will need to provide a copy of the their transcript to document a cumulative G.P.A. greater than or equal to 3.0)
- In good physical and mental health
- Able to communicate well in English (second language skills are highly desirable).
- Required to have natural nails if assigned to a patient care area. Artificial nails, acrylics or other artificial materials applied over the nails (including "Rockstar" nails) are prohibited in the hospital for those individuals who serve in direct patient care roles. The Hospital follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control.
Health Screening Clearance
- Written documentation of TB health screening for tuberculosis completed within the last 12 months. The Hospital requires a 2-step TB test process and will provide the second TB skin test here on site at no cost to you.
- Written documentation of vaccinations or immunity for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR), influenza (seasonal), varicella ("chicken pox") and pertussis (Tdap). Individuals not able to provide proof of immunity for any or all of the above will be required to have a titer (blood draw) completed on site to assess /check for immunity. This titer may also be done at your physician’s office to expedite the entry process.
- A urine drug specimen will be collected for both adult and minor volunteers. Photo identification will be required at the time of appointment.
MINOR VOLUNTEERS: You must submit a birth certificate, court order, adoption decree or notarized power of attorney along with your application to ascertain legal parental permission for program participation and health screening processes. A parent/guardian will be required to attend all health screening appointments.
Prior to volunteering:
- You will complete all health screening requirements
- You will complete a New Volunteer Orientation packet.
- Patient Care volunteers will attend a training session. Some roles will require additional department specific training.
- Volunteers must first receive health-screening clearance and meet with a Volunteer Coordinator before attending an orientation.
- Purchase a volunteer apron for $20
Completion of health screening and meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator does not guarantee acceptance in to the Volunteer Services program.
Not able to make this commitment?
Please explore the Other Ways to Give page for additional information and creative ideas to help our children. Individuals or groups who want to offer support on a one-time or infrequent basis may participate in our “Big Hearts for Little Hands” program.