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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 backgrounds to work in our service departments. Our volunteers are not involved in direct patient care, but contribute to University Hospital by performing clerical duties 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.

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.

Rebekah Blanchard
Director of Volunteer Services

Ashley Peyer
Volunteer Manager

Ways to Volunteer

College and Adult Volunteers

As a volunteer, you can support our patients and families by volunteering on patient floors and in office settings. 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. Uniform tops are required for college and adult volunteers. From May through August, college students returning locally for the summer may participate in a special summer program. For more detailed information, please call us at (251) 471-7266 or email

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Teen Summer Volunteer Program

University Hospital currently is not accepting teen volunteers.

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 time each week for eight weeks. Available shifts are Monday through Friday. No late evening or weekend shifts. Teen Volunteer summer session is short (June to July). We ask that absences be kept to a minimum during this time. Teen volunteers are required to wear volunteer uniforms. For more detailed information, please call us at (251) 471-7266 or email

Pet Therapy

Pet therapy is regarded as an effective treatment for patients of all ages. USA Health’s Paws of Love pet therapy program provides stress relief and mental stimulation, encourages communication, and even lessens the effects of depression and anxiety in patients. We would be happy to have your “Pet Partner Certified” pup bring a smile to our patients’ faces. Volunteers must be willing to commit to one visit per month. For more information about becoming part of the certified Pet Partner team, visit so you can volunteer your pet today.

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