Make a Difference By Volunteering
University Health System adult volunteers are important members of our healthcare team. When you share your time, you’re helping us fulfill our mission to provide the highest quality of care to all of our patients. As a volunteer, you make a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and our community.
Adult Volunteer Program
The Adult Volunteer Program is for adults over age 18 who are no longer in high school. Whether you’re working or retired and looking for a way to give back to others and our community, there are many ways you can volunteer, helping support our mission to care for our community.
We ask volunteers to commit 100 hours per year, at a minimum of four hours a day, once a week.
How to Become an Adult Volunteer
Volunteering is a time commitment as well as a commitment to uphold our mission to providing compassionate, exceptional care to our patients, their families and our community. Our application process can take up to four weeks and includes:
Complete an Application & Submit Additional Documents
You can apply for the adult volunteer program online. Along with your application, you’ll need to provide a current driver's license or passport and proof of vehicle registration and current insurance.
Complete & Pass Screenings
You’ll need to complete and pass a health screening when you apply and each year after, which includes a mini physical, a urine drug test, a tuberculosis (TB) skin test and a flu shot. All potential volunteers must also pass a criminal background check.
Complete an Interview
Every potential volunteer interviews with our volunteer interview committee member.
Before you can begin volunteering, you must attend a two-hour orientation and training session. You’ll learn important information about the hospital and your volunteer responsibilities.
Purchase Volunteer Uniform
Uniforms help visitors and patients recognize you as a hospital representative who can help when they have questions. Every volunteer wears a uniform that includes:
- Blue polo shirt with a volunteer patch, available for purchase
- Tan or khaki-colored pants
- Closed-toed shoes, worn with ankle-length or longer socks; no hide-away socks
- Picture identification badge that you wear at mid-chest or higher, at all times
As a University volunteer, you receive benefits as a member of our team, including:
- Up to $16 a week towards the University Health System Meal Card program
- 25 percent discount in the hospital cafeteria
- Free annual health screening and flu shot
- Free preferential parking
- Discount VIA monthly pass