Volunteer Application Process and Requirements

As a volunteer you will assist in providing our patients with a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.  

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.


All volunteers must schedule and attend an interview with a representative of the Volunteer Resources Department. 

Background Check (18 Year and Older)

To ensure the safety of our patients, volunteers are held to the same standards as our staff. Background checks are conducted on all volunteers 18 years or older. All volunteers are required to deposit a $35 cash fee for this process. This fee is reimbursed after the volunteer successfully completes 100 hours of service. Background checks take approximately three to four days to process. 

Recommendation and Parent Permission Letters (Under 18 Years Old)

High school volunteers younger than 18 years old are required to provide two references from teachers or current employers. Students also need a signed parental consent form giving them permission to volunteer. Students can request a letter verifying the hours they volunteered once they have completed 100 hours of service. 

Health Clearance

Before you begin, all volunteers must be cleared through the Employee Health Department.  Volunteers must bring their immunization (MMR) record to the Employee Health Department and receive two TB tests (requires four visits to our Employee Health Department). Volunteers under 18 must provide a signed parental consent form, giving the Employee Health Department permission to perform health testing. During flu season, flu vaccines are also required. 

Attend Hospital Orientation

Once you interview and are accepted as a volunteer, you will be invited to attend orientation. Orientation is available through the Human Resources Department once a month on a Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Orientation is also available through the Volunteer Resources Department once a month on a Tuesday or Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. A few times a year, we also hold a Saturday orientation from 9 a.m. to 11:30. Please make sure there is an orientation that will work for you prior to starting the orientation process. 


All new volunteers must pass the hospital orientation quiz. You will be given a handbook of information to help you successfully complete the quiz. As part of the training process, additional quizzes and training may be arranged for certain areas of placement.

Dress Code

All volunteers are required to dress professionally. Volunteers are not to wear blue jeans, leggings, shorts or open-toe shoes. We provide a volunteer jacket and an ID that must be worn at all times. Additional information will be given to you when you interview. There is a $20 cash deposit for the jacket and ID. The deposit will be returned in exchange for the jacket and ID on the last day of volunteering. 

Volunteer applicants need to be available Monday through Friday during business hours for interviewing, health testing, getting their jacket and ID badge.

Contact Us

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