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Volunteering at University Hospital

Volunteers at University Hospital make a difference in people's lives daily, whether they are offering a kind word to patients, working in the gift shop or raising money to purchase lifesaving equipment.

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What it Means to Volunteer at University Hospital

At USA Health University Hospital, volunteers help to comfort and tend to patients of all ages. We seek out passionate, motivated and committed individuals of all ages and backgrounds to work in our service departments. Our volunteers contribute to University Hospital by assisting on patient floors, “driving” the Jolly Trolley cart, transporting patients and much more. University Hospital offers volunteers the opportunity to make an impact in their community, gain meaningful connections, learn new skills and explore careers in healthcare.

We accept applications year-round. However, placement in service areas are subject to space and need.

All applicants chosen to volunteer at University Hospital must provide documentation of 2 doses of MMR, 2 doses of Varicella or a history of chicken pox, a current flu shot, and 2 negative TB skin test in the past 12 months. Those interested in laboratory services or the emergency department are required to provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccinations.

Ways to Volunteer

College and Adult Volunteers
Volunteers create their schedule by selecting one 4-hour shift, on the same day and same time, to volunteer each week for a minimum commitment of six months. Applicants must be 18 years or older and are required to wear uniform tops, which cost $25. Teens are encouraged to apply in January for our Teen Summer Volunteer Program (see below).

Applicants will be asked to submit a completed application and agree to a reference and background check. Upon acceptance, applicants will attend orientation and receive a volunteer schedule.

For more detailed information, please call us at (251) 471-7265 or email or

Teen Summer Volunteer Program

Applications are closed for 2019 and will open in January for 2020.

Volunteering with University Hospital as a teen is a valuable personal growth experience as well as a wonderful way to support and invest in the community in which you live.

Teen volunteers must be 15 years of age and have completed their freshman year of high school. Volunteers will be assigned to one 4-hour shift on the same day and at the same time. Available shifts are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer Summer sessions are short (June to July). We ask that absences be kept to a minimum during this time. Teen volunteers are required to wear volunteer uniforms, which cost $20.

For more detailed information, please call us at (251) 471-7265 or email or

Please find the application for teen volunteering below. 

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Contact Us

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about volunteering at University Hospital.

Call us at (251) 471-7265 or email us at the addresses below.

Belinda Baggett
Director of Volunteer Services

Destiny Lankster
Volunteer Services Specialist

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