In-Hospital Volunteers

Harrison Medical Center Volunteers

Harrison has an integrated volunteer program, placing volunteers in many areas of the health system, including both clinical and non-clinical settings within the hospital and our other community clinics.

Download the application or apply on-line today!

Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be at least 14-years-old *Some departments have age restrictions that may not allow teens 17 years and younger.
  • Youth applicants will be contacted by email if their name is being put on a wait list; applications are kept on file for one year.
  • Volunteers must be able to make a weekly commitment for at least six months.

Examples of volunteer roles:

  • Clerical support for non-clinical areas
  • Lobby hosts, desk greeters, and escorts
  • Integrative Health therapies such as soft hand rubs, music, pet therapy.
  • Clinical area support helping with tasks (this is ideal for prenursing or other medical students)
  • Environmental services support (shred and recycle pick up)
  • Special project volunteers
  • Spiritual care
  • Gift Shop customer service

Volunteers enhance service excellence, provide support to staff, and lift the spirits of patients and visitors throughout Harrison Medical Center. Volunteers from the age of 14 to over 90 serve to further our mission of making a positive difference in people's lives through exceptional health care. During 2014-2015, in-hospital volunteers are expected to contribute approximately 46,000 hours of service. We welcome your interest in volunteering.

Volunteer Commitment

In-hospital volunteers commit to serving a minimum of one time a week for six months or for 100 hours. Whenever possible, adult and student schedules are planned around school or other activities. If you are actively job searching for a full-time position, we suggest you not apply to volunteer at this time.


The Process Of Becoming A Volunteer
  • Once an application is received, applicants are invited to a brief information meeting to find out more about service options.
  • Volunteers may be put on a wait list if service areas of interest are not available.
  • The process of running background checks and completing immunizations may take 3-4 weeks.
  • Orientations and tours are provided for new volunteers.
Support for Volunteers
  • Immunizations are provided for free through Employee Health (minors will need a parent or guardian’s permission).
  • To support patient safety, volunteer apparel is required and provided for free.
  • Annual training and other education for staff and volunteers are provided.
  • Harrison recognizes its volunteers during National Volunteer Week and honors volunteers through a variety of activities.


For more information, contact Harrison's Volunteer Department by email or call 360-744-6570.