Volunteer at a Hospital

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Our volunteers help hospital personnel, patients and visitors in a variety of ways.

There are volunteer opportunities for adults in both clinical and nonclinical areas of our hospitals. Examples include helping at welcome desks, providing directions, assisting the gift shop or checking on patients. Depending on your interests and experience, a role will be determined that best meets your comfort level and availability.

Hospital volunteers work regularly scheduled shifts.

What are the steps to becoming a Norton Healthcare volunteer?

  • Complete the volunteer application.  
  • A volunteer manager will contact you and provide instructions on next steps, including an employee health screening, background check (if over 18) and volunteer orientation.
  • Complete assignment training.

How do volunteers support the hospitals?

Volunteers support many departments within our facilities. Click the link shared below for a flyer providing information on the various assignments are hospital volunteers take on.

Hospital volunteer assignments

What are the medical requirements for volunteers?

All volunteers, including teens, must complete a health screening before beginning their volunteer assignment. This is available free of cost through our Employee Health team. In order to maintain patient safety, we require the following vaccines and screening:

  • COVID-19 vaccination (must complete at least primary series)
  • MMR immunization (for measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella vaccine
  • Tdap vaccine
  • Flu vaccine (annual)
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test

What are the age requirements to volunteer?

Contact the volunteer manager at your desired hospital location for age requirements, including information about the summer teen volunteer program.

What are the benefits of being a Norton Healthcare volunteer?

  • Learn new skills
  • Participate in hospital events
  • Annual recognition
  • Meet new people
  • Gain experience
  • Park for free

Where can I volunteer?

Norton Healthcare’s five Louisville hospitals and Norton Children’s Medical Center have volunteer opportunities.

What is the volunteer uniform?

Adult volunteers are required to wear khaki or dress pants, along with smocks provided by the volunteer manager. Summer teen volunteers will be provided a T-shirt or polo shirt.

Where do I apply for hospital volunteering opportunities?

To apply for hospital volunteering opportunities, choose the facility where you would like to volunteer.

Where can I find more information?

Visit our main volunteer page for more information, including contacts for individual facilities or opportunities.

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