How do I get started with University of Utah Health Volunteer Services?
What is the time commitment?
What is the age requirement?
What shifts are available?
What are the requirements to volunteer with University of Utah Health?
When will I hear from Volunteer Services about my application?
On which units/areas may I volunteer?
How can I become a “Baby Cuddler”?
Can I use my medical training to treat patients as a volunteer?
Do you offer opportunities for court-ordered service?
Are public transportation passes available for volunteers?

 

Q: How do I get started with University of Utah Health Volunteer Services? 

To get started volunteering at U of U Health, please review our job descriptions and fill out a volunteer application.

Q: What is the time commitment? 

Because of the cost of onboarding a new volunteer, we require each volunteer to serve a minimum of 100 hours. Generally volunteers come in for one 4-hour shift per week until they reach 100 hours. Shifts vary by job duty, but all volunteers (with the exception of the youth volunteers) must complete 100 hours.

Q: What is the age requirement? 

Volunteers must be 18 or older for our regular volunteer opportunities. Our youth volunteer summer program is available for volunteers ages 14–17.

Q: What shifts are available? 

Shift schedules depend on the area you would like to volunteer. U of U Health is a 365 day a year, 7 day a week, 24 hour a day facility. We will do our best to help you find something to fit your needs and/or interests.

Q: What are the requirements to volunteer with University of Utah Health? 

To ensure our patients’ and our volunteers’ safety, we require the following to be completed before you volunteer: volunteer application, 2 personal references, background check, immunizations, and TB testing. For all requirements please refer to the Volunteer Requirements page.

Q: When will I hear from Volunteer Services about my application? 

You should hear from Volunteer Services no later than 3 days after we receive your completed application. Please understand that during certain times of the year, most often just before the semester starts and the beginning of summer, the volunteer office receives many applications. If you do not hear back within 3 days, please e-mail us at hospitalvolunteerservices@hsc.utah.edu.

Q: On which units/areas may I volunteer? 

 Please review our Volunteer Opportunities site for a full listing of available jobs.

Q: How can I become a “Baby Cuddler”? 

Our volunteers in the NICU go through a very selective process. If you would like to volunteer in this area, please submit your application and be sure to add the NICU as where you would like to volunteer. 

Q: Can I use my medical training to treat patients as a volunteer?

No. Volunteers are not allowed to provide any clinical care to patients.

Q: Do you offer opportunities for court-ordered service?

No. We do not provide opportunities for court-ordered service.

Q: Are public transportation passes available for volunteers?

We do not provide transportation passes at this time, but this may become available in the future.