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Once you have been assigned a role in any of our volunteer programs, you will go through a comprehensive onboarding process to prepare you to work with us. The onboarding process includes the interview and assessment, orientation to system wide practices and policies and other tests and training. Because of the time and resources invested in this process, we expect that you will make a minimum commitment of at least:

One consistent three or four hour shift each week. Six months of service - approximately 100 hours.

Any programs requiring a different timeframe have that specified in the program overview.

We also expect you complete the required onboarding within two to three weeks to hold the position you accepted.

Those steps involved include:  

  • Health screening which includes 2 (two) current TB tests and immunization screening. Please be aware that during flu season, an annual flu shot is required of all volunteers unless medically contraindicated per physician documentation.
  • Orientation to hospital wide policies and practices.
  • Customer service overview.
  • Criminal background check.
  • Acquisition of hospital ID badge.
  • A volunteer uniform may be required for your position.
  • Additional classroom training is required for some positions, as indicated in program descriptions. Volunteer program staff will guide you in the intake process, supported by other staff and hospital resources.