Happiness is created for those giving and receiving through volunteer service
Every day our talented and generous volunteers make the difference in support of our mission of excellence to our patients, their loved ones, and our customers. In addition to some of the perks of being an NCH volunteer, giving back to your community is attributed to living a long and fulfilled life. When you volunteer at NCH Healthcare system you will not only receive the personal reward of helping others, you will also have access to many benefits and tangible rewards such as:
Making new and lasting friendships
Insight of different areas in the hospital
Discounts in our cafeterias
Free TB Tests
Free Flu shots
Wellness Center Discounts
Annual and Holiday Luncheons
Discounts from local businesses
Appreciation Meal Voucher for Volunteer Hours Served
…and so much more!
Become an NCH Volunteer
Get Started – Adult
Thank you for choosing to volunteer with us! We are happy to welcome you as a volunteer.
Follow these four easy steps:
1. Submit a volunteer application. Click here.
2. Interview with us. Once the application is completed, we will contact you to schedule a one-on-one interview.
3. Attend orientation. An orientation class is scheduled monthly for new volunteers. The date, location, and time will be given to you at the time of the interview.
4. Give a one, four-hour shift of your time weekly.
NCH College Student Volunteer Program
NCH provides college students with the opportunity to work with staff and patients through the NCH College Student Volunteer Program. Through their service, students will gain valuable experience working in a hospital setting, develop contacts within the NCH facilities, and earn service hours required for graduation.
College Student Volunteers are those who are enrolled in a college, university or vo-tech program, full-time or part-time; minimum age of 18 years old.
College Student volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 100 volunteer hours and 6 consecutive months of service before the Volunteer Department will sign off on any forms or letters or recommendation.
Due to the extensive process to become a volunteer, NCH does not accept college student volunteers who are home for summer or winter breaks.
If you meet the requirements for the College Student Volunteer program, please complete the Adult Volunteer Application.
Snuggler Volunteer Program (NICU)
Volunteer Services happily provides volunteers to serve in our Level II NICU. The Snugglers program is our most popular service area, and the waitlist is currently full. Check our website regularly to find out when we will be accepting applications and the program requirements.
VolunTeens are local high school students with an interest in medical careers. VolunTeens serve at NCH during the summer months. The application period for the 2019 program has ended. Please check our website next February to learn about the 2020 VolunTeen Program and application process.
Volunteer Annual Education (Active Volunteers Only)
It is time for active NCH Volunteers to complete the Annual Education Requirement. Click the blue link below to access the Annual Education Training Guide. After reviewing the slides, you will be prompted to click a link on the final slide. This will direct you to an online test, and your results will be reported directly to the Volunteer Office.
2019 Annual Education Training Guide