Volunteer Opportunities

To create an all-around positive experience, patient and hospital needs are matched as closely as possible to the volunteer’s interest and personal schedules. Volunteer opportunities are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting new volunteer applications for summer.  If you are interest in securing a fall volunteer position, please review the volunteer application requirements and email SWVolunteers@schosp.org  to obtain an application.

Book Cart

Help facilitate a great patient experience by visiting with patients and their guests, offering support and providing books, magazines, crossword puzzles, Sudoku work sheets, etc.

Volunteer opportunities available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Central Transportation 

Assist in transporting patients between patient care units and ancillary departments, deliver equipment and supplies and retrieve wheelchairs and carts from various locations within the hospital campus. 

Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

James and Suzanne McCormick Montessori Child Care Center

Assist child care staff in providing a nurturing environment. Help supervise children during outdoor/indoor play/work time according to Montessori philosophy.

Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Clerical

Assist in the preparation or distribution of mail. Copy, scan, collate and file departmental materials. Deliver and collect department materials at other hospital locations. 

Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emergency Department 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and available for training for 10 to 12 hours on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Provide support to Emergency Department staff, patients and their families and friends. Assist nurses as directed. Volunteers may also visit patients in examining rooms to lend support and provide non-medical information. 

Volunteer opportunities available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Four-hour shifts are preferred:
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 1 to 5 p.m. 
  • 5 to 9 p.m.

Gift Shop  

Demonstrate excellent customer service and sales skills. Assist with merchandising items, displays and routine maintenance of the gift shop. Communicate effectively with shop customers. 

Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lobby Services - Galter Medical Pavilion (GMP)

Assist with greeting, screening and directing all persons entering the hospital. Excellent customer service skills required! Direct and escort patients and family to designated locations in the hospital. Help visitors with the parking ticket kiosk. 

Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in three- to six-hour shifts. 

Medical Library 

Assist the medical librarian with copying, filing and data entry. Duties may include stocking the patient book cart, acting as a receptionist (in person or on the phone) or other duties determined by the medical librarian. 

Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opportunities are limited. Please inquire about openings. 

Patient Care Unit

Provide indirect patient care services such as visiting with patients and offering support, providing water and meal trays, transporting patients to various locations within the hospital, making unoccupied beds, and clerical assistance.

Volunteer opportunities available seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Perianesthesia Care Unit (PACU) 

Distribute juice and coffee trays to post-operative patients. Assist with discharging patients by escorting them to the lobby for their ride home. Assist CNA/technician with cleaning, stocking supplies and making beds/carts. Offer support, visit, listen and talk with patients and their family. 

Volunteer opportunities available from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pharmacy Department  

Must be at least 18 years old and have a current pharmacy technician license.

Under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, sort returned medication and audit inventory for out-dated medication. Transport "stat" medication to patient care units. Assist with clerical duties. 

Volunteer opportunities available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rehabilitation Services

Prefer volunteers to be at least 18 years old and applying to a rehab program. 

Assist physical and occupational therapy with various duties in support of patient care. Transport patients back to their room or to other areas of the hospital. Help with the maintenance of patient care materials and clerical activities and perform routine errands within the hospital. 

Under the direction of a therapist, volunteers can rotate to other physical and occupational therapy settings. This can include acute care, extended care and outpatient rehabilitation.

Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sterile Processing 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 

Help examine, fold and package surgical towels. Package instruments for sterilization. Transport patient care equipment from the main building to Galter Medical Pavilion.

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opportunities are limited, please inquire about openings. 

Contact Us

Once you have reviewed the information on our website, including the volunteer application process, please email SWVolunteers@schosp.org for an application.